FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew Greg Dugal Executive Director 207-602-8500 Maine Innkeepers Association (207) 865-6100 Nicole Nugent of Monmouth Receives a Scholarship from Maine Innkeepers Association Education Foundation Freeport ME – June 24 2014 – Nicole Nugent of Monmouth Maine was awarded a scholarship by The Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation affiliated with the Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) at the tenth annual Tees & Textbooks event held June 9th and 10th 2014 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport announced Greg Dugal President and CEO at MEIA. Nugent received the Jedediah Scott Award ($1000 Award) Sponsored by Peter Daigle Chief Operations Officer for Lafayette Hotels. Greg Goforth of Lafayette Hotels presented the award to Nugent. Nugent is currently attending Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI. in the Hotel and Lodging Management program. She has experience in hospitality working at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor at the front desk and would like to own and operate her own bed and breakfast in the future. The Maine Innkeeper’s Education Foundation scholarship program began 10 years ago to inspire and offer partial support to students pursuing careers in hospitality. Over $180000. has been awarded to 273 Maine students since 2004. This year twelve Maine students received sponsored scholarships totaling $12000. “It is wonderful that our membership has once again risen to the occasion and exceeded last year’s contributions to the Maine Innkeeper’s Education Foundation” stated Dugal. “Our industry remains committed to offering support to Maine students and we hope many of them will remain in Maine with careers in hospitality.” Scholarships were awarded after review by a selection committee who considered scholastic records financial need extracurricular activities and a desire to work in hospitality to Maine students enrolled at fully accredited schools with specialties in culinary arts or hotel administration. This includes hospitality schools in the State University System private Universities or Colleges and Maine Community College Systems. Non- hospitality awards may also be available to employees and their families or family members of innkeepers. Maine Innkeeper’s Association Education Foundation is a 501c3 charity. Photo: Greg Goforth of Lafayette Hotels presents Nicole Nugent with a Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation Scholarship Award at MEIA’s Tees and Textbooks annual event. About the Maine Innkeepers Association The Maine Innkeepers Association a leading provider of tourism information to both Maine’s lodging industry and its visitors represents nearly 700 B&Bs camps cottages hotels inns motels and resorts across Maine and their suppliers. Through communication education promotion and government affairs the Association helps its members achieve prosperity and deliver a quality product to the consumer. Maine Innkeepers Association is located in Freeport ME and can also be found at ###