SHL grad student wins Charlotte Regional Visitor Authority Scholarship

Taryn Sutton, a School of Hospitality Leadership graduate student, will receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Charlotte Regional Visitor Authority (CRVA) Foundation.

According to CRVA, Sutton exemplifies the key characteristics the association looks for in award recipients, which includes a strong commitment to the hospitality industry through a promising career and flourishing vision of memorable customer experiences.

“Receiving this scholarship has been an honor and will help me continue to have the push I need to finish graduate school,” said Sutton. “It is such a great feeling to have all of my hard work rewarded.”

Hospitality and tourism rank as the Charlotte region’s fourth-largest industry and represent more than 147,000 jobs. The CRVA is strongly committed to ensuring this vital industry has a bright future by training and identifying its future leaders. To show its commitment, the CRVA Educational Foundation was created to provide educational and professional development opportunities for future leaders.

Sutton is currently earning a graduate certificate in sustainable tourism.

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