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Collin Student Nets Two Scholarships

COLLIN STUDENT NETS TWO SCHOLARSHIPS

May 18, 2005 -- One Collin County Community College District (Collin) student is living by a wise adage, “Two scholarships are better than one.”

Culinary arts sophomore Amber May, 18, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Texas Restaurant Association and an additional $500 from the Hotel Association of Greater Dallas.

May is currently a manager-in-training at a local eatery and she plans to work her way up and eventually own a restaurant.

May plans to earn her associate’s degree in hotel/restaurant management and also plans to earn an associate’s in business management.

“I have a great passion for restaurant management and hospitality,” May said. “To have these scholarships means so much to me. Now I don’t have to worry about work and going to school full time. It helps me achieve my passion in getting a degree and getting into the restaurant industry.”

May had heard about the scholarships from Karen Musa, hospitality and foodservice management program chair, who, according to May, heads one of the best hospitality programs she has seen.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.