PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 2008)-Tyson Food Service, a division of Tyson Foods, Inc., recently awarded ten $5,000 scholarships to juniors and seniors who were selected based on their financial need and academic standing at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts or Hospitality College.

The Tyson Food Service Scholars for 2008 are Stefanie Boreman of Orrville, Ohio; Jodi Boudreaux of La Place, Louisiana; Mark Caudel of Denver, Colorado; Siobhan Cavanagh of Greenville, Tennessee; Mike Keuler of Denver, Colorado; Sergio Metes of Manchester, New Hampshire; Colleen Phillips of Powell, Ohio; Javier Reyes of Haledon, New Jersey; Adam Van Gorp of Cedar Lake, Indiana; and Justin White of Wharton, New Jersey.

“We at Tyson Food Service are thrilled to award scholarships to these deserving students,” said Pamela Lewis, corporate executive chef, Tyson Food Service. “Our partnership with Johnson & Wales was designed to provide programs that empower students to become the foodservice leaders of tomorrow. The scholarships are a great illustration of how that comes to life.”

Tyson Food Service has awarded 29 students with scholarships and provided the funding necessary to facilitate the Intra-Collegiate Competition since 2005.

About Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & Wales University, founded in 1914, is a nonprofit, private institution. A recognized leader in career education, it offers accredited degrees in business, hospitality, culinary arts, technology and education. With a diverse student body of more than 16,000 graduate and undergraduate students, representing all 50 states and 89 countries, JWU prepares students for personal and professional success by integrating rigorous academics and professional skills, community leadership opportunities and its unique career education model. The university is committed to urban revitalization and thoughtful historic renovation. Through active civic participation and by offering unique learning opportunities, JWU improves the quality of life in its campus communities in Providence, RI; North Miami, FL; Denver, CO; and Charlotte, NC. For more information visit


About Tyson Foods, Inc.

Tyson Foods, Inc. [NYSE: TSN], founded in 1935, with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 80 countries. The company has approximately 104,000 Team Members employed at more than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.

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