SAINT LOUIS, MO (October 24, 2019) – Earlier this month, representatives from Novus International, Inc., both presented and received awards during the annual Saint Louis University (SLU) International Business Awards ceremony in Missouri, U.S.
The event, held on October 3, awarded scholarships to select students in the Boeing Institute of International Business (BIIB). Each of the students have undergraduate studies in international business, exhibit academic achievements and are active in service and extracurricular activities. In total seven students were recognized.
Novus President and CEO François Fraudeau presented the Novus Global Scholar award to Marissa Oxendine who is in her third year at SLU. The international animal health and nutrition company began awarding the scholarship to SLU students in 2011 to support young people who intend to take their careers across countries and continents.
“Novus has more than 700 employees doing business in over 90 countries to bring our solutions to the animal agriculture industry,” Fraudeau said. “We recognize the importance of locally supporting the next generation who - in our global economy - will need to understand now more than ever the complexities of international business.”
The ceremony also recognized the achievements of four global business leaders in the St. Louis region for their positive impact “within the worldwide scope of business and leadership.”
Jeff Klopfenstein, Novus’s president of the Methionine Business Unit, received the Consanguinity Insignia Award, which is presented to “distinguished individuals who share a connection and a common vision with leadership of the global business community.” Klopfenstein has served as a BIIB Advisory Board Member since 2014 where he has played key roles in supporting many of the Institute’s initiatives.
“We have been lucky to partner with Novus on our international business academic and corporate outreach programs,” said Dr. Hadi Alhorr, director of the Boeing Institute of International Business. “It is companies like Novus International and business leaders like Francois and Jeff that allow us to offer scholarships, academic tools and employment opportunities for students majoring in international business at Saint Louis University.”
According to the University, the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business was founded in 1984 to offer a breadth of global business resources for students and alumni, as well as the business community, faculty, government and professional organizations.
Novus International is a global provider of health and nutrition solutions for the animal agriculture industry. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, Novus is helping poultry, aquaculture and livestock producers feed the world.