One of our favorite events of the year is our annual Scholarship Ceremony, because it highlights the efforts of our hard-working and deserving students as well as the generous industry and individual benefactors of our programs. During our reception held in the Gateway Center on campus April 27, students, parents, industry donors and faculty enjoyed the special time of celebration and achievement. This year, we were able to award over $150,000 in scholarships to more than 75 student applicants across degree programs in Merchandising, Digital Retailing, Hospitality and Tourism.
Merchandising and Digital Retailing scholarships included those from The Apparel Group, Fossil, Nordstrom, Global Views, Pier 1 and JCPenney. Awards from some of our Hospitality industry supporters included Ben E. Keith, Spring Creek Barbeque, Gaylord Texan, J.W. Marriott, TGI Fridays and Banfi Vintners. Family and private scholarships included the Jamie Regan Endowed Scholarship and the R.L. Cartwright Memorial Scholarship. Our newest scholarship, the Dean Judith C. Forney Scholarship honors the legacy of the CMHT outgoing Dean, Dr. Judith Forney.
We congratulate all of our deserving students!