Mann Packing Awards Four California State University Monterey Bay Students With Scholarships
SALINAS, CA - The produce industry has always been one about investing in the future—planting a seed, nurturing it, and watching it grow. One company that has always been aware of that parallel is Mann Packing, who is continuing to invest in the future through its Mann Packing Scholarship for California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) College of Business. The school’s Scholarship Committee has recently selected four new, outstanding candidates to receive the gift.
“These young adults have distinguished themselves through a passionate commitment to our local community,” said Lorri Koster, Chairman & CEO, upon the company's announcement. “All of the recipients demonstrate great potential in leading the next generation in agriculture and their passion informs their work to improve this industry moving forward.”
According to a press release, Mann’s will continue this effort to reach future leaders in agriculture by making the scholarship available through 2022. Dean of the CSUMB College of Business, Shyam Kamath, thanked both Koster and Mann Packing for this continued support.
“This significant scholarship gift enables our most needy students from the Salinas Valley and other farming sector related communities to get a huge leg-up in pursuing the American Dream and contributing to our community and the larger society we live in,” Kamath commented.
Established in 2016, the Mann Packing Scholarship seeks to recognize candidates who have demonstrated local leadership and have shown a commitment to future involvement in the agriculture industry.