Lowell Hawthorne receives Doctor of Letters Degree from Medgar Evers College

Bronx, NY – On Monday September 26th, Medgar Evers College, conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree upon Lowell F. Hawthorne - President & CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill in recognition for his outstanding philanthropic contributions to the community. The 21st Academic Convocation ceremony was held in the Founders Auditorium at the college.

It was a proud moment for the Golden Krust CEO, who in his address to the large group of faculty, students and supporters, said that he was being honored for his belief that “everyone should be given an opportunity to use their God-given ability to bring their dreams and aspirations to fruition”. He has always believed that education is the key to unlocking many doors of opportunity. He further added that “everyone is blessed with enough to bless someone else. The more blessed we are, the greater our capability to bless, so we should each do our part graciously and urgently”.

Dr. William Pollard – President of Medgar Evers College praised Dr. Hawthorne for the legacy of giving that his company has developed both in the United States and Jamaica, particularly in the fields of education and health. To date, Golden Krust through the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation has provided scholarships to assist over 150 needy students to further their education. The foundation has set up endowment grants at the University of the West Indies and Bronx Community College. The company has also been actively involved in the fight against diseases such as prostate and breast cancers. In fact this coming October, Golden Krust will again renew its allegiance with the American Cancer Society to raise funds to help find cures for breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of chicken patties within the franchise chain will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

About Golden Krust Bakery & Grill, Inc.

Golden Krust Bakery & Grill, Inc., www.goldenkrustbakery.com , is the nation’s largest Caribbean franchise chain. Founded in 1989 by Lowell Hawthorne. Golden Krust is headquartered in Bronx, NY and has 120 restaurants located in nine US states.

Medgar Evers College, located at 1650 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY was established in 1970 by the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York and named for the martyred civil rights leader Medgar Wiley Evers. Under the leadership of its current Presdient William L. Pollard, the College is poised to become the most student-centered college in CUNY and beyond.

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