North Scranton Rotary Club establishes Scheatzle scholarship at Lackawanna
Group’s $15,000 initial donation helps create The Alyn J. Scheatzle Scholarship for Culinary and Hospitality Programs
SCRANTON, Pa. – Through the generosity of the North Scranton Rotary Club, Lackawanna College will be able to offer scholarship opportunities to students in its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs for more than a decade.
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the North Scranton Rotary Club provided an initial donation of $15,000 to Lackawanna College for the establishment of The Alyn J. Scheatzle Scholarship for Culinary and Hospitality Programs. The scholarship will be distributed in $1,000 increments each year to second-year students who are actively involved in their community, in good academic standing, and enrolled in the Culinary Arts or Hospitality Management associate degree programs.
The scholarship is named for the late Alyn J. Scheatzle, a former Rotarian and ardent community service volunteer who was the owner of Schiff’s Restaurant Service in Scranton, Pa. Scheatzle’s daughter, Nicole Wagner, said the funds are intended to carry on his life of service.
“Food was his life,” said Wagner, a North Scranton Rotary Club board member, “but it was his passion to help people. I wanted to build something to carry on his name and to continue his passion for the community.”
Students in Lackawanna’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program learn from industry leaders about the exciting opportunities that await them as graduates. Robust internship experiences with storied local establishments including the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Woodloch Resort, Settlers Inn, and Pinehurst Country Lodge expand their hands-on experience to discover their place in the field. Graduates have nearly 100 percent job placement.
The Culinary Arts major is offered through Lackawanna’s main campus in Scranton, and Hospitality Management degrees are offered in Scranton and at the College’s Lake Region Center in Hawley, Pa.
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