Tri-Eagle Sales commits $30K in support of Dedman students
Tri-Eagle Sales has pledged a gift of $30K to the Dedman Endowment in Hospitality with the FSU Dedman College of Hospitality to provide scholarship support for students participating in international study abroad programs.
Tri-Eagle Sales is a locally owned and operated Anheuser-Busch beverage wholesaler servicing 14 counties in North and North Central Florida, with operations in Tallahassee and Ocala.
“Our support of the Dedman Endowment in Hospitality builds on our dedication and commitment to philanthropic involvement with the local student base and community partners," says Mike LePorin, Senior Vice President of Tri-Eagle Sales.
"We maintain an extensive partnership with Florida State University by raising awareness of underage drinking prevention, supporting sustainability efforts with FSU Sustainability Campus, and through continuous support of the Dedman College of Hospitality program."
In alignment with Dedman's diversity initiative, preference will be given to students through the Center of Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE). CARE was established as a transition support program for minority students enrolling at FSU and provides equity and access to traditionally underrepresented students disadvantaged by virtue of educational and socioeconomic reasons.
"This gift is designed exclusively to provide scholarship support to students in need. The financial support will allow those awarded the opportunity to study abroad as a part of their Dedman College degree-seeking endeavors. We are excited to play a part in the evolving educational growth in the city of Tallahassee," said LePorin.
The college offers several study abroad opportunities, including a brand new 'Food and Wine in Tuscany' program that has already reached max enrollment and will take place next summer.
As a family-owned beverage wholesaler, Tri-Eagle Sales has an established history of giving back to the local community through charitable contributions and volunteering for local causes.
For more information about Tri-Eagle Sales, visit www.trieaglesales.com.