Florida National University Partners with Jimmy John’s

For Immediate Release
February 5, 2016

Miami, Florida — February 5, 2016 – Today Florida National University (FNU) announced a new partnership with Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches.

FNU Community Relations Director Rachel Tourgeman presented Jimmy John’s Franchise Owner Chad Bennett and the Hialeah franchise location with a scholarship opportunity, titled the Jimmy John’s “Freaky Fast Track to Higher Education” Scholarship.

This scholarship will allow one employee or customer from the restaurant to open the door to his/her future by pursuing higher education at FNU.

“We’re honored and truly gracious to President Regueiro for the scholarship and to be considered a part of the ‘FNU family,’” said Bennett. “We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for both of our organizations.”

“We are elated by this great partnership with Jimmy John’s and look forward to generating a positive transformation in our community,” said Dr. Regueiro. “The scholarship was established to recognize a fellow supporter in the community and to enhance the educational opportunities of their employees and customers.”

Florida National University aspires to contribute to the education of a population of diverse cultures, providing educational and cultural programs intended to enrich the community it serves. Similarly, Jimmy John’s prides itself on its loyalty to people, the community and to building America.

“Education brings a lot with it: professionalism, responsibility, among other things and enhances everyone’s ability to do well in life,” said Bennett. “We, as an organization, pride ourselves on the concept of ‘doing well by doing good.’”

In light of Bennett’s philosophy of ‘doing well by doing good,’ the Jimmy John’s franchise owner and FNU will honor his mentors and best friends, Roderick and Lucy Petrey, by dedicating the “Freaky Fast Track to Higher Education” Scholarship to them.

If you have any interest in joining with Florida National University to help your business and employees grow with higher education, please contact us at: (305) 821-3333 to speak to someone today! If you are in need of a delicious, freaky fast sandwich, make sure to visit Jimmy John’s at 1295 W. 49th St. Hialeah, FL 33012.

About Florida National University

Florida National University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida National University.

“The purpose of Florida National University is to contribute to the education of a population of diverse, presently predominantly Hispanic, cultures. The University realizes this mission through the employment and development of a faculty of scholars who are proficient in the art of teaching. The University strives to prepare the students for employment in their chosen career or advanced studies through the acquisition of the required skills and knowledge needed for the successful completion of the program of studies.

Florida National University strives to provide the educational facilities and resources that support intensive sessions of study in small classes, in order to foster in the student the attainment of a quality university education according to the student’s personal goals, and the advancement of modern technology.

Furthermore, Florida National University provides educational and cultural programs intended to enrich the community it serves.

About Chad Bennett & the Jimmy John’s Franchise

Chad Bennett received a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle University. In the past, he worked Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm and a market leader in securities, asset management and credit services. After working for years in finance, he proceeded to work for a non-profit titled the Collin Center for Public Policy.

Finally, after much research and dedication, Bennett opened his own Jimmy John’s franchise two years ago. The franchise continues to do well under his leadership, as his direction brings in many guests into the restaurant.


For more information on this partnership, please contact:

Chad Bennett Rachel Tourgeman

Owner Community Relations Director

Jimmy John’s Florida National University

1295 W. 49th St 4425 W. Jose Reguiero (20th)Ave

Hialeah, FL 33012 Hialeah, FL 33012

chadb9@aol.com rtourgeman@fnu.edu

Maria Victorero

Corporate Educational Liaison