Nine South Carolina College Students Awarded Tourism Scholarships

April 9, 2021

Columbia, S.C. – Nine seniors from South Carolina colleges and universities have been selected for the 2020 Tourism Student Awards for outstanding academic achievement in their culinary, hospitality and tourism studies.

Every year, faculty at each college or university selects one student from their hospitality program for the award. The 2020 Tourism Student Award winners receive a $1,000 scholarship, provided through the Fred Brinkman Memorial Fund.

The 2020 Tourism Student Award winners are:

  1. Hunter Susan Hébert, a Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management major from Clemson University
  2. Anna McCroskey, a Hospitality, Resort, and Tourism Management major from Coastal Carolina University
  3. Cassidy Hyatt, a Hospitality & Tourism Management major from College of Charleston
  4. Elizabeth Marie Tamasa, a Hospitality & Tourism Management major from The Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College
  5. Deanna Guarino, a Culinary Arts major from Greenville Technical College
  6. Abigail Carter, a Baking and Pastry Arts major from The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach
  7. Angeline Draney, a Culinary Arts major from Spartanburg Community College
  8. Sydney Accomando, a Hospitality major from University of South Carolina
  9. Karns Hazlett, a Hospitality Management major from University of South Carolina – Beaufort

Sponsored by the South Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition, the Tourism Student Award recognizes the state’s outstanding, full-time students from college and university tourism programs across South Carolina.

"Now more than ever, the hospitality sector is hiring passionate, creative and dedicated professionals to meet the needs of South Carolina's biggest industry,” said South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director Duane Parrish. “South Carolina is fortunate to have beautiful places and unforgettable flavors, and our talented industry professionals fuel our memorable visitor experiences. We greatly appreciate the South Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition for recognizing those students and young professionals who are driven to go above and beyond in their studies."

For more information, contact Sam Queen at sam@scprt.com or 803-767-3568.

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Cassidy Hyatt, a Hospitality & Tourism Management major from College of Charleston



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Elizabeth Marie Tamasa, a Hospitality & Tourism Management major from The Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College



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Deanna Guarino, a Culinary Arts major from Greenville Technical College



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Abigail Carter, a Baking and Pastry Arts major from The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach



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Karns Hazlett, a Hospitality Management major from University of South Carolina – Beaufort