Outstanding Senior Marinchek Receives Hospitality Management Student Scholarship

Posted on 11/15/2019 1:53:10 PM

Matthew Marinchek, senior IUP student in the Department of Hospitality Management, received the Hospitality Management Student Scholarship awarded by Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation, established in 2017, is a leading organization founded by the major leaders of the Pittsburgh Chapter of  Club Managers Association of America. The Foundation aims to create and develop comprehensive fundraising initiatives, provide the scholarship programs and educational supports for club managers and student members of the chapter. Since the start of the Foundation, the Department of Hospitality Management at IUP has worked with the Foundation closely to promote the financial and educational support for its students.

Matthew Marinchek and Yasong (Alex) Wang

Photo: Matthew Marinchek at left, and Yasong (Alex) Wang

Yasong (Alex) Wang, advisor of the student chapter of CMAA at IUP, joined the board of the Foundation when it was established and has served on its scholarship committee since the committee was formed.

This year, the Foundation awarded the Hospitality Management Student Scholarship to Matthew Marinchek, a senior studying hospitality management and president of the CMAA student chapter at IUP. As president of the student chapter, Matt has demonstrated strong leadership and great interest in pursuing a career path in private clubs. Besides serving as an officer of student chapter, he has also worked at the Latrobe Country Club for many years. As the scholarship recipient, he is very excited and told Wang, who also attended the scholarship awarding ceremony on November 11, “I am very proud to get this scholarship, and thank the Foundation for giving such a great honor!”

The Hospitality Management Student Scholarship is open to full-time students who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of school and are enrolled in the Hospitality Management undergraduate degree program. Applicants must have completed or intend to complete the Club Management course, CMAA Student Membership, have private club work experience, and hold at least a 3.00 GPA or greater. The Department of Hospitality Management strongly encourages all eligible students to apply for this great scholarship in the future.

Pictured above left to right: Matthew Marinchek and Yasong (Alex) Wang

The Department of Hospitality Management is the premier hotel, restaurant, tourism, and special event undergraduate program in the region and the largest program in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The Department of Hospitality Management is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).