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Interval Int'l funds scholarships for C'bean nationals

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, and participating member resorts has awarded scholarships to eight Caribbean nationals, encouraging the pursuit of college degrees in hospitality and tourism fields. The scholarships are funded through the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF), an organisation that has been developing careers and promoting professionalism for nearly 30 years.

"As a long-standing supporter of the CHTAEF, Interval is proud to work with its resort clients in the region to give deserving students the opportunity to achieve their goals," said Jan Wyatt, Interval's vice-president of corporate marketing. "We hope that these students will return to their respective home countries to help deliver outstanding hospitality services and ensure the future of the industry in each locale."

"The shared ownership sector has been the largest contributor to the CHTAEF over the last decade, and we are very grateful for its continuing commitment," added Richard S. Kahn, foundation chairman.

Each of the 2015 Interval International scholarship winners has earned this well-deserved assistance. They come from five different countries, will be attending five different schools, and seeking degrees in a variety of relevant areas:

Aruba

  • Arantxa Alves, Berkeley College of New York for marketing
  • Christopher Geerman, Florida International University for Hospitality Management

The Bahamas

  • Kenia Taylor, Florida International University for Tourism Management

Haiti

  • Kareen Etienne, Florida International University for Hospitality Management

Jamaica

  • Gason Powell, Florida International University for Hospitality Management
  • Jordon Richards, Johnson & Wales Rhode Island for Culinary Studies

Puerto Rico

  • Patricia Diaz-Centeno, Boston University for Event Management

St Maarten

  • Caroline Nolasco, University of St Maarten for Hospitality Management

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