Alexandria, VA – July 19, 2017 – The Club Foundation is pleased to announce the eight recipients of the 2017 Joe Perdue Scholarship:
Tasha Lam, Cornell University, Junior, San Marino, CA
Elizabeth Leivi, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Junior, Hyde Park, MA
Molly McLoughlin, Cornell University, Senior, Wakefield, RI
Faith Moenich, Niagara University, Senior, Parma Heights, OH
Matthew Nossavage, Niagara University, Senior, Lewiston, NY
Nicole TenHaken, Wisconsin-Stout, Junior, Watertown, WI
Jennifer Viterise, Niagara University, Senior, Rochester, NY
Christina Yonkoske, James Madison University, Senior, Virginia Beach, VA
The scholarship was established in 1988 to honor Joe Perdue, CCM, CHE, the club industry’s leading hospitality educator. From 1986 to 2015, Joe Perdue served as Academic Advisor for the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA). Responsible for the initial development of CMAA’s Business Management Institute (BMI), Joe coordinated more than 300 weeklong BMI programs for more than 10,000 managers. Beyond the US, he developed professional education programs in China, South Africa, Europe and Canada.
The Joe Perdue Scholarship provides tuition support to students who are pursuing careers in club management. Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program may apply to The Club Foundation for scholarship aid. This year’s recipients represent five CMAA student chapters from across the country.
Since its inception in 1988, The Club Foundation has awarded 194 student scholarships totaling more than $365,000. Many past recipients are now working in management positions at clubs and serve as leaders in the industry.
Carrie Wosicki, Director of Development, The Club Foundation, shares, “The Club Foundation applauds these students for their hard work and dedication in furthering their hospitality education, with a focus towards pursuing a career in the club industry. The Club Foundation is honored to provide these scholarships through the generosity of our donors, the members of CMAA, its chapters, and Corporate Alliance Partners.”
For more information, please visit www.clubfoundation.org.
About The Club Foundation
The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CMAA in 1988. The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career, providing financial support for five key areas: students, faculty, club managers, CMAA chapters and the club industry at large. It supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants. Learn more at www.clubfoundation.org.