Rack Room Shoes Announces Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann Scholarship Program Winners

The initiative reaffirms long-standing commitment to supporting the educational development of its associates

(EZ Newswire)

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Rack Room Shoes recently held its annual Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann Scholarship Program in partnership with Scholarship America. This program is exclusively for Rack Room Shoes associates, selecting five students who receive a $2,000 renewable scholarship to support their educational goals.

The scholarship recipients for the 2024-2025 academic year are:

  • Marwan Abdelgawad – Sr. Sales Associate – Store #618, Morrisville, N.C.
  • Bessie Brown – Sales Associate – Store #376, Ashland, Ky.
  • Diego Martinez – Assistant Store Manager 2nd – Store #3069, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Kayla Rickman – Assistant Store Manager Lead – Store #499, Concord, N.C.
  • Tara Shivji – Sr. Sales Associate – Store #73, Knoxville, Tenn.

The exceptional individuals have demonstrated their dedication, commitment and leadership in both their academic studies and their communities. By investing in these young scholars' education, Rack Room Shoes aims to empower and support their valued associates’ personal and professional development.

"Investing in the next generation of talent is essential," said Mark Lardie, president and chief executive officer of Rack Room Shoes. "Congratulations to our scholarship winners and their commitment to furthering their education, we're excited to see what the future holds for these bright minds.”

Additionally, scholarship winners from the previous year were renewed for another year of scholarship support, bringing the total to 10 scholarship recipients awarded for the 2024-2025 school year.

Through initiatives like the Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann Scholarship Program, Rack Room Shoes remains committed to fostering a positive work environment and providing opportunities for the growth and success of its associates.

About Rack Room Shoes

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is known as an innovator in the shoe industry for over 100 years. Rack Room Shoes operates more than 520 locations nationwide under the Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse brands. Both brands offer a great variety of on-trend styles for women, men and children in athletic, comfort and dress categories, while providing a delightful and trusted shopping experience for our valued customers. Through Rack Room Shoes Gives, our ongoing philanthropic program, we provide ways in which customers and employees can seek support for charitable organizations, instilling trust and inspiration in the communities we serve.

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