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College Students to Receive Hospitality Scholarships at Annual Host Awards on May 4
(Atlantic City, NJ, March 23, 2016) – Eight college students will be announced as scholarship award recipients at the Annual Atlantic City Host and Spirit of Hospitality Awards banquet on Wednesday, May 4 in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Historic Boardwalk Hall.
All scholarship awards will be applied towards each student’s hospitality and tourism education. Receiving the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association (GACCA) and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Foundation (CRDA Foundation) scholarships are:
Joseph Huntenburg (Toms River, NJ) Stockton University, $1,500
Jennie Ciabatoni (Woodbine, NJ) Stockton University, $1,500
Amanda Inza (Long Valley, NJ) Stockton University, $1,500
Bridget Stearns (Absecon, NJ) Stockton University, $750
Justine Probert (Toms River, NJ) Stockton University, $750
Claire Repisky (Warminster, PA) Stockton University, $750
Eugene Madreperla, (Eastampton, NJ) Stockton University, $750
Daniel Sergeant, (Galloway, NJ) Stockton University, $750
An additional 6 merit awards were given to:
Aglee Burke (Millville, NJ) Fairleigh Dickinson University, $500
Christy Fernandez (Perth Amboy, NJ) Stockton University, $500
Stephanie Kovacs (Allentown, PA) Stockton University, $500
Ruth Parraga (Galloway, NJ) Atlantic Cape Community College, $500
Kelly Grennon (Millville, NJ) Stockton University, $250
Ryan Sara Hunter (Cape May, NJ) Stockton University, $250
Mr. Huntenburg of Toms River, NJ will also be presented with the Howard Bacharach Scholarship Award of $500 in memory of the late 15-year Atlantic City Host Committee member who passed away two years ago at 74. Mr. Bacharach was the former executive director of the Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association and a volunteer with many worthwhile organizations throughout the region.
Registration and reception for this year’s Annual Host Awards banquet commence at 5:30 pm with the formal dinner and awards ceremony beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information on attending the awards banquet, please contact Jacqueline Carole, Chairperson, Atlantic City Host Awards at 609-449-7174.
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About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.
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