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Two Barbadians get CHTA scholarships


SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Two Barbadians get CHTA scholarships

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Two Barbadians are among 29 recipients of scholarships from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF).
Christine Gibson received the FirstCaribbean International Bank scholarship. She is a Hospitality Studies student at the Barbados Community College, while Deidre Small received the Virgin Holidays scholarship. Small is pursuing a Master of Science in Tourism and Events Management at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.
The total value is US$136 308 in scholarships to the 29 Caribbean nationals pursuing a higher education or professional development in hospitality and tourism. More than 60 applications were received.
“This year’s applicant pool comprised a talented group, all of whom deserve to receive funds towards their education so that they may become productive individuals working in the vital Caribbean hospitality industry,” said Richard S. Kahn, chairman of CHTAEF. 
“We are only limited by the funds we’ve been able to generate from corporate donors such as Interval International, Virgin Holidays and FirstCaribbean International Bank as well as The New York Times Travel Show auction where hotel stays are donated from across the Caribbean,” Kahn said.
“We congratulate all of our scholarship recipients and thank our generous sponsoring companies, hotels and resorts and individuals, without whose support, the scholarships would not be possible.”
 Scholarship recipients are either starting their studies or continuing their education in various specialities in the hospitality industry. 
The 2014 scholarship winners are as follows and include the courses or degrees they are pursuing along with the schools they will be attending:

Kim Blaize (Anguilla) – CHTAEF general scholarship, Associate Science Hospitality & Tourism Management, Anguilla Community College
Derry-Ann Adams (Antigua) – Virgin Holidays scholarship, Culinary Arts & Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales
Gabrielle Thomas (Antigua) – Virgin Holidays scholarship, Associate Degree Baking & Pastry Arts, Johnson and Wales
Chara Darceuil (Bahamas) – Interval International scholarship, BS Hotel Management, Florida International University
Kirvez E. Ferguson (Bahamas) – FirstCaribbean International Bank scholarship, Culinary Arts & Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales
Brittany Hanna (Bahamas) – Virgin Holidays scholarship, BS Culinary Arts & Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales
Rache Josey (Bahamas) – CHTAEF general scholarship, Culinary Arts & Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales
Kara Manouzi (Bahamas) – Interval International scholarship, Master of Science, Hospitality Management, Florida International University
Nastassia Sears (Bahamas) – Virgin Holidays scholarship, B.S. Culinary Arts with major in Resort Management, Johnson and Wales, North Miami
Latreia Smith (Bahamas) – CHTAEF general scholarship, Associate Pastry Arts, Johnson and Wales
Domonique Sturrup (Bahamas) FirstCaribbean International Bank scholarship, BS Baking and Pastry Arts, Johnson and Wales, Providence
Kenia Taylor (Bahamas) – Interval International scholarship, BS Hotel Management, Florida International University
Blair Thompson (Bahamas) – CHTAEF general scholarship, Bachelor Culinary Arts & Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales, North Miami
Christine Gibson (Barbados) – FirstCaribbean International Bank scholarship, Hospitality Studies, Barbados Community College
Deidre Small (Barbados) – Virgin Holidays scholarship, Master of Science in Tourism & Events Management, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
Jovari Hagley (Grenada) – Virgin Holidays scholarship, B.Sc. Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Trinidad
Jannel Johnson McQueen (Grenada) – Interval International scholarship, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International University
Kareen Etienne (Haiti) – Interval International scholarship, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International University
Brittany Ho (Jamaica) – Interval International scholarship, Hospitality Management, Florida International University
Kelsey Girod (Jamaica) – Virgin Holidays scholarship, BS Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales
Jordan Richards (Jamaica) – Interval International scholarship, Culinary Arts, Johnson and Wales
Josh Parkins (Jamaica) – CHTAEF general scholarship, Culinary Arts & Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales, Providence
Alejandra Calvillo (Puerto Rico) – Interval International scholarship, Travel & Tourism and Hospitality Management, Johnson and Wales
Druso Daubon (Puerto Rico) – CHTAEF general scholarship, Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America
Patricia Diaz Centeno (Puerto Rico) – Interval International scholarship, B.Sc. Hospitality Administration, Boston University
Jael Avion Joseph (Trinidad & Tobago) – FirstCaribbean International Bank scholarship, AIB BA Business Administration Tourism and Hospitality Management, Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality Institute
Shandelle Edwards (Trinidad & Tobago) – Interval International scholarship, Tourism and Hotel Management, Johnson and Wales, North Miami
Sara Jagdip (Trinidad & Tobago) – CHTAEF general scholarship, BS Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management, Johnson and Wales
Sarita Singh (Trinidad & Tobago) – CHTAEF general scholarship, Tourism and Hotel Management, Mount St. Vincent University

Scholarships were awarded based on prior academic achievements, previous work or internships in the Caribbean hospitality industry and economic needs. (PR/SAT)
 

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