Sacramento, Calif. – California Hotel & Lodging Association’s (CH&LA) national affiliate, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) has distributed a total of $43,000 in scholarship awards to 25 California students at seven different hospitality programs:
|Narine Bagdasayyan||California State Polytechnic University Pomona|
|Mark Botieff||California State Polytechnic University Pomona|
|Jason Cervantes||California State University of Long Beach|
|Venna Chu||California State Polytechnic University Pomona|
|Michelle Dang||City College of San Francisco|
|Felicia Doubek||University of San Francisco|
|Kylie Fawcett||California State University of Long Beach|
|Alicen Gaitanis||San Diego State University|
|Jennifer Hecker||San Diego State University|
|Nicole Huebner||City College of San Francisco|
|Joelyn Ivankovic||California State Polytechnic University Pomona|
|Jake Izzo||Santa Barbara City College|
|Mario Jaramillo||California State Polytechnic University Pomona|
|Daniel Knight||City College of San Francisco|
|Kathleen Leo||University of San Francisco|
|Elizabeth Levin||San Diego State University|
|Linda McComb||Santa Barbara City College|
|Rick Richardson||California State Polytechnic University Pomona|
|Cassandra Rogers||San Diego State University|
|Christi Scott||Santa Barbara City College|
|Christina Sequeira||California State University of Long Beach|
|Olaf Sobanski||California State University of Long Beach|
|Frederick Michael Varias||California State Polytechnic University Pomona|
|Holly Wilcox||California State University of Long Beach|
|Jessica Zhang||California State Polytechnic University Pomona|
Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, hospitality work experience, financial need and other requirements based on specific criteria of the scholarship. In addition, all of the scholarships are funded by voluntary industry contributions.
“These scholarships enable our industry to connect tomorrow’s hospitality leaders with the financial means they need for success in their professional development,” said Lynn Mohrfeld, President & CEO of CH&LA. “We’re proud that these California students were chosen from the thousands of applications AH&LEF receives.”
For more information contact CH&LAEF by calling Susan Ragatz, CH&LA’s Education Director at (916) 554-2678 or visit http://www.ahlef.org.
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The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and a Partner State Association of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Its 1,800 members, which comprise approximately 175,000 guest rooms, include all segments of the lodging industry including the California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns – California’s largest association of professional innkeepers and certified bed and breakfast inns. CH&LA is the leading resource for communicating and protecting the rights and interests of the California lodging industry. CH&LA was established in 1893. CH&LA is on the web at www.calodging.com.
AH&LEF is the charitable fund-raising and endowed fund-management subsidiary of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Founded in 1953, AH&LEF is the premier organization for scholarships, professional certification, and instructional material as well as funding for hospitality industry research. For more information, visit www.ahlef.org.