Restaurant Technologies 2016 Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients


June 15, 2016

College is expensive. According to Bloomberg, the cost of a college degree in the United States has increased 12-fold over the past 30 years. Statistics show that level of education correlates directly with the level of earnings and job opportunities over time. We believe every student should be afforded the opportunity to get a post-secondary education.

Restaurant Technologies invests in developing the next generation of leaders. The Educational Foundation awards merit-based college scholarships of up to $2,500 per year to children of Restaurant Technologies employees attending two or four-year colleges and universities. Selection is based on academic promise, leadership, extra-curricular activities, and exemplary citizenship.

We are proud to announce this year's Restaurant Technologies; educational foundation scholarship recipients


Cori Cominsky

Daughter of Kimmie Dunlay, National Sales Executive

  • University of Oregon
  • Major: Psychology with a minor in Special Education
  • Attended Thunder Ridge High school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado where she was involved in DECA, Varsity Managing, high academic honors and completed over 100 hours of community service
  • Spent 3 of her 4 years in high school being a Specialist Education Intern
  • Loves to go on adventures and be spontaneous with friends

Sophie Jordan

Daughter of Brian Jordan, Sr. Sales Executive

  • University of Georgia
  • Major: Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Engineering
  • Maintained a 4.0 GPA, and graduated high school with honors
  • Enjoys ethnic cuisine, reading and writing fiction
  • Earned a membership in the Golden Key International Honors Society

Jessica Ojala

Daughter of Wendy Ojala, Assistant Controller

  • United States Air Force Military Academy
  • Major: Dual Degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Political Science, as well as a minor in Chinese.
  • Graduated high school with honors, as an AP Scholar and 18th in class of 540 graduates
  • Received the Minnesota ExCEL Award, and Triple A Award in during the 2015-2016 school year
  • Enjoys football, hockey, Netflix, hanging out with friends and dogs

Delaney Pinion

Daughter of Donald Pinion, New Orleans Delivery Service Driver

  • Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge
  • Major: Psychology and Addiction Studies
  • Ultimate goal is to graduate with a Master’s Degree in School Psychology and help children with behavioral problems
  • Every Saturday night you can find Delaney in Death Valley marching on the field with The Golden Band From Tiger Land as an LSU Color Guard Member
  • Sister of Tau Beta Sigma which is a sorority dedicated to serving the band

James Callas

Son of Stalio Callas, General Manager of DC & Richmond

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Major: Pre-Medicine
  • Aspirations of becoming a Medical Doctor specializing in Anesthesiology
  • Jr. National Olympic Qualifier in Men’s Gymnastics
  • Volunteer at Sunrise Assisted Living aiding the elderly

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