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Black McDonald’s Owners Honor Employees Who Completed The ‘Archways To Opportunity’ Educational Program

30 Year McDonald’s employee Quitmon Hartzol is awarded his college degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University. Hartzol is a District Manager for Taylor & Malone Management overseeing five McDonald’s
locations in the Chicagoland area. Pictured L-R; Cheryl Taylor (McDonald’s Owner/Operator) Quitmon Hartzol, Beneatha Barkley ( Southern New Hampshire University) and Derrick Taylor, President, Black McDonald’s Operators Association of Chicagoland.) Photo Credit, Greg Davis/BMOA

McDonald’s signature education program provides employees an opportunity to improve English language skills and earn a college degree.

On Wednesday, July 24, local McDonald’s owner/operators Derrick and Cheryl Taylor hosted a graduation ceremony at their Rolling Meadows, IL restaurant in honor of 15 of their employees who successfully completed their studies in the English Under the Arches™ (EUA) program, as part of the McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity program. During the ceremony, program participants received diplomas from representatives of the McDonald’s Corporation and the Rolling Meadows community. The Taylors also recognized one of their restaurant District Managers, Mr. Quitmon Hartzol who successfully earned his college degree from Southern New Hampshire University utilizing the McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity tuition assistance program.    MORE