BUFFALO, N.Y. – John R. Alm, retired CEO of Coca Cola
Enterprises, has established a University at Buffalo scholarship
for graduating seniors at Maple Grove High School in Bemus
A 1973 UB School of Management alumnus, Alm established The
Cheryl D. Van Marter-Alm Scholarship in honor of his late wife.
Both are graduates of Maple Grove High.
Alm’s gift of $150,000 will provide up to four students
with full tuition beginning in fall 2013.
“Attending UB gave me exposure to people who lived very
differently from me and opened doors to a new world,” Alm
said. “I hope this scholarship will provide a similar
opportunity to Maple Grove students.”
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be graduates
of Maple Grove High School and be accepted into UB. They also must
demonstrate financial need and plan to live on campus. Recipients
may attend any of the UB schools, but preference will be given to
those interested in the School of Management.
“This is an exceptional opportunity for Maple Grove
students and a coveted scholarship for students to strive
for,” said Edward Turkasz Jr., Maple Grove’s
“John has a passion for providing educational
opportunities to underserved youth,” said Arjang Assad, dean
of the School of Management. “This scholarship is an apt
demonstration of this.
Alm received the Distinguished Alumni award in 2011 from the UB
Alumni Association. He owns and operates a large ranch in
Hyattville, Wyoming, that includes Camp Paintrock, a summer camp
for inner-city youth from Los Angeles.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has
been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes,
U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the
quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides
its graduates. For more information about the UB School of
Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.