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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

Dream BIG Scholarship

Class of 2015

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Twenty lucky retail employees from across the United States were selected as Dream BIG 2015 scholarship recipients. They demonstrate the variety of career options available in the retail industry, working in areas such as loss prevention, store management, supply chain, and training and development for companies like Kroger, Walgreens, Mattress Firm and Goodwill.

2015 Recipients

Julie Brandenburg-Horn Loss Prevention POS Analyst, The Kroger Co.

Julie Brandenburg-Horn
The Kroger Co.
Loss Prevention POS Analyst

Tim Hall Zone Asset Protection Manager, 7-Eleven

Tim Hall
7-Eleven
Zone Asset Protection Manager

Kasey Harris Store Operations Manager, JCPenney

Kasey Harris
JCPenney
Store Operations Manager

 

Victoria Hersey Store Manager, Walgreens

Victoria Hersey
Walgreens
Store Manager

Heather Jacobsen Assistant Store Manager, Stein Mart

Heather Jacobsen
Stein Mart
Assistant Store Manager

Delia Kurland East Coast Regional Operations Manager, Crate and Barrel

Delia Kurland
Crate and Barrel
East Coast Regional Operations Manager

Derek LaHair Interim Community Relations Manager, Mattress Firm

Derek LaHair
Mattress Firm
Interim Community Relations Manager

Amie Lane

Amie Lane
The Container Store
Training Manager

 

Cara Leone Assistant Manager, L.L.Bean Outlet Store

Cara Leone
L.L.Bean Outlet Store
Assistant Manager

 

Victor Letky Training and Development Partner, Goodwill of Southern Nevada

Victor Letky
Goodwill of Southern Nevada
Training and Development Partner

Timberey Meeks Operations Analyst, The Container Store

Timberey Meeks
The Container Store
Operations Analyst

 

 

Stephanie Mekhjian Store Manager, David’s Bridal

Stephanie Mekhjian
David’s Bridal
Store Manager

 

 

Sally Moore Store Director, At Home

Sally Moore
At Home
Store Director
 

Tammy Nguyen Social Media and Video Project Manager, Buckle

Tammy Nguyen
Buckle
Social Media and Video Project Manager

James Ostag Supply Chain Asset Protection Manager, Macy’s, Inc.

James Ostag
Macy’s, Inc.
Supply Chain Asset Protection Manager

Chrissy Raymond Vendor Services Assistant, Boscov’s Department Store

Chrissy Raymond
Boscov’s Department Store
Vendor Services Assistant

Mark Robinson Store Director, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH

Mark Robinson
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH
Store Director

Carol Rosenauer Director of Supply Services, Bealls Inc.

Carol Rosenauer
Bealls Inc.
Director of Supply Services

Andrew Schreiber Area Manager, Mattress Firm

Andrew Schreiber
Mattress Firm
Area Manager

Joel Smith Transportation Manager, Gap Inc.

Joel Smith
Gap Inc.
Transportation Manager

Dream BIG: How to Apply

To apply for Dream BIG, you will need to submit three short essays, a current resume and a letter of recommendation per the application instructions, and meet all eligibility and selection criteria.

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