Kimberly Richardson - Fairleigh Dickinson University
Amanda Inza - Stockton University
Annie Hajek - Stockton University
Antonio Gracia – Stockton University
Clarie Repisky - Stockton University
Kayla Langborgh - Stockton University
Lieghanna Ritter - Stockton University
Ruth Paraga - Stockton University
Stephanie Kovacs - Stockton University
Monica Wilson - Stockton University
Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association Teams Up With the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Foundation to Award Scholarships
The Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association (GACCA) and the Casino Reinvestment Development AuthorityFoundation (ACCVA Foundation) have created a partnership to distribute scholarships for education in the hospitality industry and promote the value of that education. The scholarships will be available to students attendnig Richard Stockton University, Atlantic Cape Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Purpose of Program
To acknowledge and reward academically successful students who have chosen a field of study related to the hospitality and tourism industry.
Scholarships will be granted to students enrolled at selected colleges based on specific criteria.
This award is specifically designed to acknowledge students that excel in academic life, chose the hospitality industry, and who have also demonstrated a unique ability to reach out to others through personal initiatives.
Greater AC Concierge Association and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Foundation have similar goals of educating a future workforce in the field of hospitality. The organizations have joined forces to recognize students that achieved academically and are studying hospitality based course study by awarding scholarships in order to:
Recognize academic achievement
Assist in helping students achieve degrees in hospitality related fields
A volunteer committee of members made up of the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the CRDAA Foundation will select the award recipients using a criteria selection form that will use a point system for compliance. Members of the selection committee and their family members will be en-eligible for scholarships. Payment of the awards will be sent directly to the attending college for the purpose of tuition and tuition-related expenses.
Recipients may apply or reapply for the scholarship according to the criteria outlined in the application.
GACCA/CRDAF will collaborate with committee members and the appropriate college representatives to ensure the integrity of the selection process.
No applicant will be refused due to race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
A Criteria Selection Form that awards points will be used to qualify applicants.
Upon selection of scholarship recipients, GACCA/CRDAF will prepare appropriate internal and external communication.
GACCA and CRDAF reserve the right to discontinue this program at its sole discretion.
If the terms of the award are violated the recipient(s) will be stripped of the scholarship and the scholarship will be awarded to the next in line recipient.
Atlantic City provides a great visitor experience; however, the area’s growth over the next several years will require a larger and well-trained workforce,” said Doreen Prinzo, GACCA Committee Chair. “This program will help eligible students gain the knowledge and skills they need to serve the industry with distinction.”
GACCA/CRDAF Scholarship Committee Members
Josette Katz - Atlantic Cape Community College
Jamie Winkler - Borgata Casino Hotel
Shaun Smith - Sparkable
Doreen Prinzo - Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
Gail Marrandino - Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
Simone Simone - The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University