Jason Hamerlinck Earns Business Degree Through Excelsior
Jason Hamerlinck started his career with Pizza Hut in high school as a server at his home-town restaurant. More than 20 years later, he is the People Development Leader for the Little Rock Region and the new program ambassador for NPC’s educational partnership with Excelsior College.
After building a successful career with NPC, Hamerlinck decided to go back to school.
“Going back to school has always been one of those ‘bucket list’ items for me,” Hamerlinck said. “But being out of school for 20 years and going back is not an easy decision.”
Through a partnership with Excelsior College, NPC provides higher education opportunities to all Pizza Hut employees and their immediate family members through a 45 percent discount on tuition, waived fees, and allowing employees to apply LEAD training courses as credits toward their chosen degree program.
“The professors are very good. They know the material and they want you to be successful, as long as you make the effort and put in the work. I am majoring in Business. Using my experience has been beneficial in my classes, it has made me aware of “real world” situations and the professors appreciate the honest feedback. I am currently trying to decide if I will continue and get my master’s.” Jason says. “One of the best things about pursuing my degree with Excelsior is that I get to be a role model for my kids,” he said. “I have shown them that education is important — no matter how old you are.”
Learn more about how NPC and Pizza Hut will help you invest in your future through a degree with Excelsior College (including information about scholarship opportunities) here!