Hospitality NL announces 2017 recipients of Silver Anniversary Scholarship

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September 26, 2017 – Hospitality NL is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Silver Anniversary Scholarship are Jenna Andersen and Catherine Dunne.

“As an organization that promotes the importance of skills and knowledge development, Hospitality NL is proud to offer this scholarship opportunity to assist students in furthering their education,” says Hospitality NL Chair, Dion Finlay. “Both Jenna and Catherine have demonstrated commitment to their respective education paths and career goals and we are quite sure they have bright futures ahead of them.”

Established in 2008 for Hospitality NL’s 25th anniversary year, the Silver Anniversary Scholarship is generously supported by the Boone family and the Sparkes family, two families with a long tradition of innovation and leadership within the tourism community. Each year, two Silver Anniversary Scholarships are awarded to a dependent or employee of a Hospitality NL member to assist with the cost of post-secondary education. The scholarships are awarded based on educational goals and direction, academic performance, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.

Each recipient will receive a $1500 scholarship.

Jenna Andersen

Having completed a Bachelor of Natural Science as well as an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, Jenna Andersen is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Tourism Management at Royal Roads University. Jenna has a passion for northern tourism development and currently works as the Experience Development Coordinator with Hospitality NL member, Nunatsiavut Government. Her future goals involve promoting the region as a tourism destination while also celebrating and preserving Labrador Inuit culture and heritage and fostering economic growth in Nunatsiavut.

Catherine Dunne

Catherine Dunne is a highly ambitious third year student at Western University focusing on a future in the field of human rights law. Catherine holds an impressive resumé of academic achievements and volunteer experience, and attributes her future career path to the experiences she has gained through involvement in the community and efforts to help others and affect change. Catherine is the daughter of an employee of Memorial University Conference Services, a Hospitality NL member.


Media Contact:
Melissa Ennis
Manager, Policy and Communications
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador
P: 709-722-2000 ext. 231