Smokehouse’s Rivers supports school and students



            At left, John Rivers.

Restaurateur John Rivers, owner and head chef of 4 Rivers Smokehouse, and his wife, Monica, have committed $105,000 to create the John and Monica Rivers 4 Rivers Dedman School of Hospitality Endowed Scholarship. An annual $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a degree-seeking Dedman undergraduate student with “proven leadership characteristics and a servant’s heart” based on financial need. Rivers is a 1989 marketing graduate and serves on the college’s Board of Governors.