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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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Chaîne Foundation Awards $5,000 in Scholarships in Hospitality Management

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A $5,000 gift has provided for scholarships to help deserving students in the School of Resort & Hospitality Management at Florida Gulf Coast University.

The funds were raised by members of the Bonita Springs and Naples Chapters of The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and matched by The Chaîne Foundation, a tax-exempt organization of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage des Etats-Unis, which provides scholarships to culinary, oenological and hospitality students.

Sandi Moran, President of the Naples Chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and a Foundation Trustee, presented the check to Dr. Sherie Brezina, Director of the School of Resort & Hospitality Management, during a reception, wine tasting and dinner Nov. 29 at FGCU.

"The Chaîne Foundation's grants help culinary and hospitality students, who will someday be staffing the restaurants and hotels we all enjoy, to passionately pursue their studies," Moran said. "Our goal is to ease the financial strain of the costs of education, allowing the students to concentrate on their studies and develop their talent."

FGCU's Bachelor of Science degree in resort and hospitality management prepares students for high-demand careers in all aspects of the industry, including resort, private club, spa, hotel, event, restaurant and tourism-destination management.

"Many of today's students wouldn't be able to complete their programs and compete in the workforce without the generous financial support of organizations like The Chaîne Foundation," said Linda Lehtomaa, Interim Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the FGCU Foundation, which administers the scholarships.

For more information, contact Ms. Lehtomaa at (239) 590-1071.

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