$350K in Scholarships Awarded to UCF Rosen College Students

Ninety-two of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s best and brightest students and graduates, were awarded a total of $350 thousand in scholarships on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in a ceremony in the College’s Darden Auditorium. Of the 92 recipients, 74 attended the awards presentation along with College faculty, family and friends who applauded their success. Some students were on Study Abroad or had already begun their careers and were unable to attend to receive the award in person.

Along with Dr. Abe Pizam, dean of Rosen College, and Dr. Deborah Breiter, a professor in the Department of Tourism, Events and Attractions at the top-ranked hospitality management College, benefactor Harris Rosen, President and COO, Rosen Hotels, was on hand to congratulate the scholarships recipients and share his thoughts on giving back and service.  Mr. Rosen recounted his story of never earning a scholarship as a student, but stressed the importance of giving back to others to foster their educational growth once success arrived.  It’s a philosophy that Mr. Rosen has embraced in support of the Tangelo Park neighborhood, Rosen College and other communities and educational institutions across Central Florida.

Many of the scholarship recipients received multiple awards. We congratulate all of the students and thank our generous donors and partners for their support.

 The list of scholarship recipients is as follows:

  • The Bloomin’ Brands Scholarship Award:
    • Ashley Conrad
  • The Bluegreen Vacations, Michael Gaudiosi Memorial Scholarship:
    • Nicole Campbell
    • Abbie Kellner
  • The Bob Snow Roast and Toast Scholarship Award:
    • William Butler
    • Michael Pastore
  • The Dr. Frank and Etta Juge Graduate Fellowship Scholarship Award:
    • Sab Salehi-Esfahani
  • The Frank Juge Study Abroad Scholarship:
    • Natasha Hutchinson
  • Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Scholarship Award:
    • Michael Pastore
  • The Gary C. Sain Memorial Scholarship:
    • Kara Berces
    • Michael Pastore
    • Dana Tafelski
    • Hannah Wismer
  • The Harris Rosen Grenadian Scholarship Award:
    • Jaydelle Celestine
    • Kemandra Pierre
  • The Harris Rosen Hospitality Management Scholarship Award
    • Nicole Aguerre
    • Nicholas Alberta
    • Kenzie Balliet
    • Katelyn Bates
    • Eliana Benevento
    • Brandon Brassard
    • Jordan Brock
    • Kalen Brock
    • William Butler
    • Shane Carman
    • Athena Class
    • Ashley Conrad
    • Adrienne Del Hoya
    • Lordie Dupervil
    • Arlena Durant
    • Tara Elardo
    • Sharres Embry
    • Anastaja Forshier
    • Ashlyn Geoffrey
    • Frank Hamedil
    • Manami Hirono
    • Natasha Hutchinson
    • Rachel Jolles
    • Sarah Kalick
    • Rachel Kelsesky
    • Jennifer Lamothe
    • Sara Landis
    • Jill Misura
    • Gabrielle Morford
    • Ashley Myers
    • Michael Nader
    • Lauren Natalie
    • Katia Nilender
    • Emily Norton
    • Andrew Patterson
    • Lexee Provitt
    • Gabrielle Rayner
    • Samuel Reeves
    • Gabrielle Reiff
    • Christina Reynolds
    • Tammy Reznik
    • Kelly Roberts
    • Angela Roy
    • Sandra Santana
    • Minami Sato
    • Emily Scapecchi
    • Susan Scohera
    • Emily Sievert
    • Contessa Skelton
    • Anita Smith
    • Hannah Starner
    • Leigh Swistock
    • Gabriela Tamayo
    • Nicole Toothhakker
    • Brooke Tuerlings
    • Erica Week
    • Kyle Wehner
    • Lane Woolf
    • Tania Wysong
  • The Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals Scholarship Award:
    • Ashlyn Geoffrey
    • Jennifer Lamothe
    • Jill Masura
    • Nikki Piao
    • Tania Wysong
  • The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Scholarship Award (IAAPA):
    • Bridget Frost
    • Ashley Kaczor
    • Matthew Temmer
  • The Langford Family Scholarship Award:
    • Nicholas Alberta
    • Eliana Benevento
    • William Butler
    • Rachel Kelsesky
    • Ashley Myers
    • Leigh Swistock
  • The Meeting Professionals International Scholarship Award:
    • Alexandra Carocci
    • Samantha Coville
    • Shyloh Gongwer
  • The Pinnacle Vodka Scholarship Award
    • Tammy Resnick
  • The Premier Show Scholarship Award
    • Brooke Huntsman
    • Meghan O’Malley
  • The Rosen College Housing Scholarship Award:
    • Marc-Dimitri Akda
    • Katelyn Bates
    • Eliana Benevento
    • Kara Berces
    • Brandi Bunce
    • Nicole Campbell
    • Emma Dornath
    • Arlena Durant
    • Ceryce-Beth Feeke
    • Hannah Gardner
    • Jeffrey Hadley
    • Frank Hamedl
    • Sarah Kalick
    • Abbie Kellner
    • Sara Landis
    • Grace Lewis
    • Sydney Linell
    • Sari Misek
    • Norma Mora-Martinez
    • Gabrielle Morford
    • Emily Norton
    • Jazmyn Patterson
    • Niki Piao
    • Lexee Provitt
    • Gabrielle Rayner
    • Gabrielle Reiff
    • Sandra Santana
    • Susan Scohera
    • Emily Sievert
    • Hannah Starner
    • Anna-Stephanie Stoychev
    • Dana Tafelski
    • Nicole Toothakker
    • Erica Week
    • Hannah Wismer
  • The Rotary Club of International Drive Scholarship Award:
    • Kara Berces
    • Brandon Brassard
    • Shane Carman
  • The SKAL International Orlando Scholarship Award:
    • Hannah Wismer
  • The SYSCO Central Florida Scholarship Award:
    • Ashley Conrad
  • The Timeshare Advisory Board Scholarship Award:
    • Lisa Cobos
    • Amanda Templeton
    • Ashley DiMarino
    • Jack Duffy

 

— (March 22, 2017)