Say what you will about Starbucks (and people say plenty).
You have to admit: The company that popularized the words “venti” and “barista,” and brought the world drinks like cotton candy frappuccino, is a great supporter of education.
Every benefits-eligible US partner (aka “employee”) — even those working part-time — is eligible for 100% tuition reimbursement for a first-time bachelor’s degree through one of Arizona State University’s 80 online programs.
Nora Anzalone — who works at the Starbucks in Parker Harding Plaza — chose English literature.
Juggling work and school was not easy, but Nora did it.
The other day, she earned her degree.
To celebrate, Nora’s downtown Starbucks threw a graduation party.
No word on how her name was spelled on the cup.
(Hat tip: Charmian Hall)