Tom Rosen ’70 received the 2019 Edward C. Jones Community Service Award by the North American Meat Institute. 

Sioux City, Iowa – Tom Rosen, Morningside alumnus and President and Chief Executive Officer of Rosen’s Diversified Inc., received the 2019 Edward C. Jones Community Service Award from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Each year, NAMI awards the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award to a member company or company representative that has made an outstanding contribution to their local community. NAMI commended Rosen and his family for their generous contributions to various donations and charities and noted Rosen’s significant donations to advance academia and research including his support of the NAMI Foundation and NAMI Scholarship Fund. The organization also recognized Rosen’s support for his plant managers and dedication to giving back to the community through the commitment of time and resources to programs that provide youth mentoring, scholarships, healthcare support, and more.

Tom Rosen graduated from Morningside College in 1970, where he majored in business administration and minored in livestock marketing and history and was a member of the fraternity Delta Sigma Phi. He was inducted into the M Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995 in recognition of his standout men’s basketball career. He served on the college’s Board of Directors for 16 years and received an honorary degree from Morningside in 2017. A generous supporter and friend of the college, Rosen contributed major naming gifts for Rosen-Verdoorn Athletic Complex – Allee Gym, Tom Rosen Field, and a multitude of additional campus improvements during the college’s This Is Our Moment and Vision 2020 capital campaigns.