TSNN Awards $5,000 Student Scholarship Awarded to Univ. of Central Fla.’s Sophia Hatchitt

October 6, 2015

Trade Show News Network is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual TSNN Awards $5,000 Student Scholarship awardee is Sophia Hatchitt, a student pursuing event management at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality.

The scholarship is sponsored by the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (Reno Tahoe USA), and Hatchitt will receive the funds and be feted during the celebration gala dinner at the 6th Annual TSNN Awards Nov. 6-8 in Atlanta.

“I am incredibly honored to be chosen as TSNN 2015 scholarship recipient,” Hatchitt said. “I am so grateful to the Reno-Sparks CVA for not only sponsoring this award but for also giving me the chance to attend this amazing event.”

Hatchitt recently completed an internship at the Kafuu Resort Fuchaku in Okinawa, Japan, where she worked in various departments, such as F&B, front office and concierge.

She also previously worked at the Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau as an intern in the Global Sales and Marketing for the U.S. office.

In that role, she assisted with marketing events, updated marketing presentation materials, assisted and recruited users to the Orlando Travel Academy and helped plan and execute ‘fam trips.

Hatchitt plans to use some of the scholarship funds to finish her schooling and an internship next year in Hong Kong.

“The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority is proud and honored to once again team up with Trade Show News Network to present the third TSNN college scholarship fund,” said John Leinen, RSCVA’s vice president of convention and tourism sales.

He added, “Investing in our future industry leaders is one of our core values, which provides our brand the opportunity to make a positive impact in the Tradeshow industry. It is very rewarding to see how many excellent candidates applied for the scholarship. The quality of the upcoming talent entering the industry is very encouraging.”

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