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SCHOLARSHIP HEROES

Thanking NEWH Scholarship Sponsors and
Catching up with Past Recipients

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he Boutique Design Group has been an NEWH Corporate Partner since 2012 and has given a total of $55,000 in
scholarships since 2015. Open to female hospitality management students, the scholarship is awarded in November
at the Boutique Design Power Players: Women Leaders in Hospitality Breakfast and panel session during BDNY. " We
commend NEWH on its support of women in the hospitality industry and are honored to sponsor its Women Leaders scholarship
in conjunction with BDNY, " says Michelle Finn, vice president of the Boutique Design Group, Emerald. " The recipients of this award truly embody
the spirit of the organization and all it achieves toward strengthening the future of the hospitality industry and supporting talented students. "
Eng Sou Ea, 2019
New York University
What did winning an NEWH scholarship mean to you?
Financial support like the NEWH scholarship means a great deal to me because the income disparity between Cambodia-where
my family and I are from and currently live-and the United States made affording university tuition on a Cambodian standard
one-person income household impossible. Without such financial support, I would not have the life-changing opportunity of
attending university overseas at an internationally recognized institution like NYU.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to develop and operate my own boutique property in Cambodia, one that celebrates the Cambodian culture, character, and hospitality. I still
have a long way to go, but each step in my career leads me closer to this dream, including my current job in real estate development. It allows me to learn
both about real estate development and hotel operations, to really understand hotels as a real estate asset and an operating cash flow generator from an
owner's perspective.
What drives your passion to be involved in the hospitality industry?
Cambodian people are some of the most hospitable and friendly people. Our tourism and hospitality industry has tremendous potential to grow, and more
importantly, to provide a platform for that heartfelt hospitality to be experienced and recognized internationally.
Jenna Greco, 2017
Cornell School of Hotel Administration
What did winning an NEWH scholarship mean to you?
As someone who has funded her own education (two degrees so far), winning the NEWH scholarship was incredibly helpful!
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to become a professor teaching at a food-related program. I also want to publish cookbooks and cocktail books
on the side.
What drives your passion to be involved in the hospitality industry?
It is the most exciting! I love how many incredible, lifelong friends I have made working in food and beverage.
Bree Tarver, 2016
Washington State University
What did winning an NEWH scholarship mean to you?
It meant the world to me. It helped me have confidence in myself because an amazing organization of strong leaders saw my
potential in the hospitality industry. The financial assistance was needed and helped me pay off some of my student loans.
What are you most looking forward to?
I look forward to seeing where my career takes me. I want to utilize my hospitality experience into the corporate world and make
smart business decisions for guests. I'm looking forward to the day that I can be influential to the state of the hospitality industry.
What drives your passion to be involved in the hospitality industry?
My degree, travel, and cruise experience has given me a passion for this industry. Allowing guests to enjoy their vacations brings them closer to their
friends and families as well as new cultures. Being able to be a part of these memories for guests is really special.
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Contents
Letter from the President
News
Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Guest Perspective
Who's Who
New NEWH Corporate Partners
Conference Roundup
Have You Seen
Scholarships
Scholarship Heroes
Interview: Arash Azarbarzin
Sustainability Point of View
Q&A: Tara Chung
Q&A: Courtney Elfand
Q&A: Gabe Rodriguez
Cover Story
Project: Canopy Cancun
Project: Pressed Roots
Project: Giannino Mayfair
Project: Portola Hotel & Spa
Chapter Highlights
Save the Date
New Members
Partner Profiles
Ad Index
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