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Ketchikan student receives scholarship from Alaska CHARR


August 31, 2007

Ketchikan, Alaska - Robbin "Tyler" Wolfe of Ketchikan was selected from dozens of applicants across Alaska for scholarship support from the Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association (Alaska CHARR).

Wolfe was selected to receive scholarship support for his education through the association's annual scholarship awards program, which disbursed $20,000 to 17 students statewide for the fall 2007 academic term. Scholarships are awarded to students who are pursuing careers in the hospitality industry; funds are raised through the annual Charles H. Selman Golf Tournament in Anchorage and private donations.

Wolfe is a 2007 graduate of Ketchikan High School and plans to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage in the fall. He received a $500 award in the statewide scholarship program. He is pursuing an associate's degree in culinary arts, and hopes to eventually receive a master's degree in hospitality and restaurant management. His interest in the food service industry stems from four years' experience in the culinary arts program at Ketchikan High School. His ultimate career goal is to return to Ketchikan to own or manage a hotel or restaurant.

"We want to support the next generation of hospitality industry leaders in Alaska," said Dale Fox, president of Alaska CHARR. "Our industry benefits from the professionalism of these young entrepreneurs, and we're pleased to help launch them on their way to successful careers."

Alaska CHARR was established in 1964 to serve as the voice of hotels, restaurants and beverage alcohol retailers in Alaska. The organization represents 550 members statewide by providing member-benefit programs, industry advocacy, government relations, server training programs and public awareness campaigns addressing responsible consumption of beverage alcohol.


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