Parent Establishes Scholarship Fund for Charlotte Students

Mac Sullivan, father of student, Joe Sullivan, and president and CEO of Pate Dawson Co., was instrumental in establishing the Pate Dawson Scholarship Fund to benefit Charlotte Campus students. The fund will assist students with an associate degree in culinary arts that are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and food service management.

“We believe that Johnson & Wales graduates have and will continue to make a big difference in the food service distribution industry,” Sullivan says. Pate Dawson Co., an independent distributor in Goldsboro, N.C., was founded in 1885 as a retail grocery operation and is now one of the largest vendors in the Southeast.

“Our company has seen firsthand the value of a Johnson & Wales education, and we are excited about offering students opportunities to finish their education and contribute in meaningful ways to our industry,” he adds. “We are proud to partner with the Charlotte Campus in this effort.”

Pate Dawson Scholars must be in excellent academic standing, demonstrate leadership in the Charlotte community and be residents of North Carolina.

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