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Baker & Taylor Foundation Announces Two Scholarship Winners
Baker & Taylor( 08/08/2014 )

Baker & Taylor Foundation Announces Two Scholarship Winners
— Two $3,000 Scholarships Awarded —

CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 8, 2014 — The Baker & Taylor Foundation and Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, today announced the winners of the 2014 Jean Srnecz Memorial Scholarship.

In 2009, The Baker & Taylor Foundation established an annual college scholarship in honor of former colleague Jean Srnecz, to support the higher education of Baker & Taylor employees' children. This year, Baker & Taylor is pleased to announce they are awarding two college scholarships.

Both Hannah Crumley and Nahum Mendoza will be entering the University of North Georgia as freshmen this fall, each received a $3,000 scholarship. This will be the 8th and 9th Jean Srnecz Scholarships given to date. Both of our winners attended Commerce High School and graduated in the top of their class.

George Coe, President and CEO of Baker & Taylor, said, "We are thrilled to honor Jean by awarding two scholarships this year, and proud to recognize and encourage two very worthy recipients who are passionate about their studies."

Hannah is the daughter of Tam Crumley, an Inside Sales Rep in Baker & Taylor's Commerce, GA service center. Hannah plans on pursuing a degree in physical therapy. While in high school Hannah worked at Northridge Medical Center and says, "that experience made me realize that I wanted to be a physical therapist so I can help injured and disabled people. I found joy in helping the patients."

Nahum is the son of Eva Mendoza, a Stacker in the Shipping Department in Baker & Taylor's Commerce, GA service center. Nahum will be attending the University of North Georgia to pursue a nursing degree. "The dream of helping those in need is what made me choose my career in nursing," said Nahum. "That same dream fueled me into volunteering at my local hospital to help with blood drives, canned food drives, that will benefit those in need."

Jean Srnecz was on Continental Flight 3407, which crashed Feb. 12, 2009 outside Buffalo, N.Y. Jean was highly regarded within the publishing industry, not to mention very dear to Baker & Taylor. The Baker & Taylor Foundation, a nonprofit organization led by Baker & Taylor, established a college scholarship in Jean's name to annually support the education of a child of a Baker & Taylor employee.

Congratulations to our two 2014 Jean Srnecz Memorial Scholarship recipients!

About Baker & Taylor Foundation
The Baker & Taylor Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was established to assist Baker & Taylor employees and the communities in which they live during times of crisis. For more details on the Foundation, go to or email

About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor, Inc. is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry-leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., an institutional private equity fund managed by Castle Harlan, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm.

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