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Announcing the 2021 Scholarship Recipients

March 30, 2021 6:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Congratulations to the Recipients
of the 2021 Scholarship!

The Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation and its Board of Directors are proud to announce 3 recipients for this year's scholarship! These recipients are hard-working, aspiring hospitality industry professionals and will receive a $2,000 scholarship to go toward their education.

Lacy Collins


Studying at: University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management w/ a Concentration in Theme Park Management

Anticipated Graduation: May 2021


Current Position: VIP/RIP Experience Tour Guide at Universal Orlando Resort


Career Objective: "I would like to continue my progress at Universal Orlando Resort. My plan is to be in management where I can continue to support my team and the business. I want to be in a position where the people who report to me feel represented, heard, and recognized, while still acknowledging the needs of the business."

Theresa Kieu


Studying at: University of Central Florida

Major: Hospitality Management

Anticipated Graduation: Summer 2021


Current Position: Guest Services Coordinator at Universal Orlando Resort


Career Objective: "I plan on pursuing a Master's Degree from the University of Central Florida. My current career objective is to continue to innovate and advance the hospitality industry through ideas and framework through the pandemic. Although there is no clear end in sight, my ultimate goal is to be able to organize and lead a team by example and continue in the pillars of professionalism, leadership and service. By pursuing my passion of hospitality and remaining true to my vision and goals, I look forward to the continuous challenges lying ahead and am honored to be able to experience and contribute to

the overall quality of life throughout the hospitality and tourism industry."

Taylor Zapf


Studying at: University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Major: Hospitality / Theme Park and Attraction Management

Anticipated Graduation: 2021


Current Position: Attractions Attendant - Fast & Furious: Supercharged at Universal Orlando Resort


Career Objective: "My current career objective is to be in a position of leadership at a theme park where I can use my knowledge, skills, and passion to make people happy and create great experiences for them to remember for a lifetime. I would also be interested in one day moving into the creative team of a project like a new ride, show, parade, or park. Whether my career be in a show or guest facing aspect, or making the product come together in terms of safety, organization, and operation behind the scenes, I would be honored to be involved in any way. I have taken great interests in the areas of live entertainment, rides, and guest services throughout my career in the theme park industry, and I would be happy pursuing a career in any of those. I am open to any path life will take me, as long as it is part of making the incredible experience of a theme park come together. I currently am trying to learn everything I can to prepare myself to have as much knowledge of a park's operation as I can, so I am equipped to handle any situation as a

leader. Above all else, I believe that if I am in a career that will ultimately result in bringing

people happiness, I will be content."

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