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Culinary Arts Student Receives Scholarship

A Pennsylvania College of Technology freshman was awarded a scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation.

William R. Hagen, of East Stroudsburg, received a $1,000 Lodging Management Program Competition Scholarship from the foundation, which is the not-for-profit, charitable-giving and fundraising affiliate of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Hagen is pursuing an associate degree in culinary arts technology at Penn College. In April, while a student at Monroe Career & Technology Center in Bartonsville, he was part of a team that won the national title in the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s National Lodging Management Program Competition, earning him the scholarship.

The three-day Orlando, Fla., competition, in which 13 high schools participated, challenged students to real-life working experiences in a hotel.

This year, 292 students received scholarship awards totaling more than $400,000 from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation.

Scholarship recipients are invited to join the foundation’s Scholars Alumni Association and gain a free student membership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

To learn more about the academic programs offered by the School of Hospitality at Penn College, call 570-327-4505 or visit online . For general information about the college, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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