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First Alfred Pisani Corinthia Hotels/NYU-SCPS Tisch Center Scholarships Awarded

Thursday February 28th, 2013 - 9:31AM

Alfred Pisani, founder/group chairman, Corinthia Hotels, with recipients Phillip Rogers (left) and Genevieve Arnold (right) at Corinthia Hotels Headquarters in Malta

NEW YORK—The first recipients of the Alfred Pisani Corinthia Hotels Scholarship are Genevieve Arnold and Phillip Rogers, students in the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management undergraduate program. Launched in support of students at the NYU-SCPS Tisch Center, the scholarships were awarded to Arnold and Rogers for the 2012/2013 academic year.

The scholarship program, established by Corinthia Hotels Founder and Group Chairman Alfred Pisani, consists of two $10,000 scholarships awarded annually to financially needy and deserving NYU-SCPS Tisch Center undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in the fields of hotel and tourism management.

“We are especially pleased that the first scholarship winners were coincidentally interns at our Corinthia Hotels in Malta, and we are delighted they had the opportunity to experience firsthand the ‘spirit of Corinthia’ and the warm Maltese hospitality,” said Pisani in a statement. “We hope that their time with Corinthia has enriched them professionally, and we wish them well in achieving their career goals in the hospitality field when they graduate NYU.”

Arnold and Rogers interned for eight weeks in Corinthia Hotels in Malta in the summer of 2012. The internship provided the students with hands-on hospitality training as well as the opportunity to learn about another culture.