Student Spotlight

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CREATING AN EDGE

With the cost of higher education tuition continuing to rise, making the decision to start or continue school is a difficult one. For Billy Kemper, Stater Bros. Markets store manager, husband, and father of three young children, the decision was one of the toughest he can remember. Read More.

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THE SWEET LIFE

Erica Hagaman graduated from UCLA in 2008, after receiving a Gelson’s Markets Piggyback Scholarship in 2006 and 2007. Hagaman learned about the scholarship opportunities from her father Jim, a long-time employee of Gelson’s Markets in Newport Beach. Read More.

LIFETIME LEARNER

JC Jeremy Cullifer has worked in the grocery industry, at Raley’s and Bel Air, for over 18 years.  Through the CGA Educational Foundation’s Career Development Tuition Reimbursement and College Scholarship programs,  Jeremy is working toward receiving his Bachelor’s Degree and becoming a store manager. Read More.

LIVING A DREAM

JCHeather Nakamura, a 3rd-generation Gelson’s Markets employee, is graduating in December with her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Management.  Through the CGA Educational Foundation’s Career Development Tuition Reimbursement and College Scholarship programs,  Heather will be the first in her family to graduate college.