Rosenthal receives Kentuckian Award
Warren W. Rosenthal, a member of the Transylvania Board of Trustees, was honored by the Happy Chandler Scholarship Foundation with its 2008 Kentuckian Award during the foundation’s Awards of Excellence Gala in July. The award honors outstanding service to the Commonwealth.
A video tribute to Rosenthal’s business and philanthropic achievements cited the native of Paducah, Ky., as “...one of the most powerful and ingenious forces in the food service and franchise industry.”
Rosenthal joined the fledging Jerrico company in 1948 when it consisted of two hamburger stands and a sandwich shop. When he stepped down as chairman of the board in 1978, Rosenthal had played a key role in growing Jerrico Inc. into a food service giant with 1,565 Jerry’s, Long John Silver’s, and Fazoli’s locations.
Rosenthal serves on the Transylvania board’s Executive Committee, and has supported numerous capital campaigns and been a major donor for such projects as the Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation Center. He was instrumental in establishing the hospitality management program at Transy.