November 3, 2020
The Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau has established an annual “Hospitality Star Scholarship” for 2020 to invest in the education of the tourism industry professionals in the Brighton-Howell Area.
The LCCVB awarded two scholarships of $1,500 each. One to a current Cleary University Culinary and Hospitality student, Alyssa Lane. The other to Benjamin Hibbard, Howell High School senior pursuing a degree in hospitality and culinary management at Cleary University.
“ I have always enjoyed traveling and meeting new people. I’m excited to study tourism, so I can help others find that same joy,” said Hibbard.
LCCVB Board President, Pam McConeghy believes that an investment in our students is an investment in our community and will continue to serve tourism well. McConeghy said. “We want to help those who have chosen the hospitality and tourism industry and provide them with support and the tools they need to succeed. Their success will translate into economic benefits in our community and throughout the state of Michigan.”
Executive Director, Mary Robinson said “I am proud of our Board of Directors for recognizing the importance of establishing an education committee to give back to students in Livingston County. As a former Hospitality and Tourism Management Student, I know what support from a dedicated community can do.” She believes that the bureau’s involvement with these students will set Livingston County up for a bright future of hospitality industry stars, encouraging young people to come to the area for this field of study, or to return following their post-secondary education.
The recipients were supposed to be honored at the LCCVB’s Annual Partner Meeting, but the meeting was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The LCCVB would still like to recognize these individuals for their achievement at their next Annual Partner Meeting which will be either virtual, or in-person.
For more information or updates, please contact Mary Robinson at [email protected] or (517) 548-1795