National retail group scholarship awarded to Largo student

June 26, 2013 by  

Katherine Koehler, from Largo, was recently awarded a Ray M. Greenly Scholarship from the National Retail Foundation (NRF) in the amount of $5,000. No doubt flyer printing is being used by the NRF to announce students who were winners of the award from 26 institutes across the United States.

The award is given to those who plan to be leaders in the retail industry and demonstrate a strong work ethic, welcome innovation and change, perform well as part of a team, display enthusiasm for the retail industry, and display excellent moral character. They are chosen by faculty members of the university partner schools of the NRF.

Koehler’s interest in retail began with a love for shopping and then led her to develop an interest in developing and buying products for the retail industry. It is a career she feels that best combines her creative strengths with her skills in analysis.

Koehler is currently attending the University of South Florida and majoring in retail, merchandising and product development. She will be graduating in the spring of 2015 after which she harbors aspirations of becoming a buyer or developer for a store’s private label or for a major company.

According to the executive director of the NRF, Ellen Davis, this scholarship is a reflection of the organization’s goal to help those students who have a passion for the retail industry with financial support, so that they can become the representatives of the future of the retail industry.