June 27, 2017 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. – Marco’s Pizza, the nation’s fastest growing pizza company, is making an investment in its most valuable asset: its team members. Beginning this summer, all Marco’s Pizza team members, both full and part-time employees, are eligible for up to $5,250 in tuition assistance per year when they earn their degrees from Bellevue University, a world leader in making it possible for motivated working adults to earn a college degree.
All full-time and part-time employees qualify after working at Marco’s Pizza for 30 days. Additionally, immediate family members of employees are eligible for up to $2,625. To qualify, employees must maintain full-time student status throughout their degree program. The tuition reimbursement is applicable every year, adding up to $21,000 over the course of a four-year bachelor’s degree.
“Marco’s has committed itself to not only being the pizza of choice for consumers, but the employer of choice for employees at every level, especially as we continue to grow at an accelerated rate,” said Marco’s Pizza President Bryon Stephens. “This partnership with Bellevue University enables us to give back to those who have helped build this brand to become one of the most successful franchises in the United States. With their excellent track record for providing focused, career-relevant education, Bellevue University will no doubt help our team members attain their goals.”
Team members can choose from more than 50 bachelor’s degrees and 30 master’s degrees, all offered online. In addition to tuition assistance, team members can take advantage of a generous credit transfer policy that honors associate’s degrees in full. Students also benefit from a variety of support services, including academic advising, online tutoring, a writing center, and ongoing professional development webinars.
“We’re honored to extend these services to Marco’s Pizza team members,” said Dr. Mary Hawkins, president of Bellevue University. “Marco’s Pizza understands the value of education, and its success over the years is a direct result of the commitment to its people. I’m excited about the possibilities of this unique partnership and look forward to welcoming Marco’s team members from around the world to the innovative online course offerings we have here at Bellevue University.”
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza was named America’s Favorite Pizza Company this year, and is the fastest-growing pizza company in the United States. Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian born, Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives by making Italian Pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 800 stores in over 30 states and four countries. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza was ranked by consumers as America’s Favorite Pizza Chain through Market Force Information surveys. Other recent accolades include landing No.38 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, No. 2 on Forbes’ Top 10 Franchises to Invest In in the medium investment range, No. 3 on the Military Times Best For Vets list and No. 4 on the Franchise Times Fast and Serious list. For more information on Marco’s Pizza franchising opportunities, visit www.marcosfranchising.com or call 800-836-2074.
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit, regionally accredited university with more than 50,000 graduates nationwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly and open access institutions, the University serves students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska and everywhere online. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission through the U.S. Department of Education.
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