The Food Industry Management Program (FIM) through the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business held a donor luncheon Tuesday at the university.
Sue Klug addressed attendees and gave a personal story (that brought some in the audience to tears) about how she grew up poor and was waiting tables for an event where she was so impressed with the energy and camaraderie in the room that she asked a co-worker, “What is this event?” She was told it was USC Food Industry Management.
Klug said, for five seconds, she dreamed that maybe she could be a part of such a great industry, and then went back to clearing tables. That moment helped shape the direction of Klug’s life, as she was the only one in her family to go to college.
Klug revealed the FIM program had a major impact on her life and that she will forever be grateful and bleed Trojan Crimson and Gold.
In the featured photo at top: 2013 FIM students Lizette Montano and Victor Kao with Sue Klug of Unified Grocers. (Find more photos from the luncheon here.)