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Michael V. Harrell Scholarship

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A giant in the corporate hospitality industry, Harrell founded Vista Host, a hotel development and management company in 1978. He earned a number of prestigious accolades during his career, including having served as President of International Association of Holiday Inns (IAHI) from 1984-1985, and as a member of the Hilton Advisory Board for Hampton Inn. In 2012, he was bestowed with the prominent Lifetime Achievement Award from Hilton Worldwide. 

 Harrell, 77, passed away of leukemia at his Austin, Texas home on Feb. 14, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Linda; two daughters Lisa Galassini and husband Terry, and Sarah Harrod and husband John; four grandchildren, Davis Galassini, Hope Harrod, Grant Galassini and Hannah Harrod.

Members of the Harrell family wish to meet scholarship recipients each year - preferably in September or October.

Criteria: Student must have/maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA. Student must be a United States citizen or resident alien.  Student must be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis at Pensacola State College. Student must be enrolled in Hospitality Management or Culinary Field of Study. Scholarship may cover tuition, fees, books and supplies required by district syllabus for students receiving less financial aid than will cover these expenses. 

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or mail your tax-deductible donation to:

Pensacola State College
Office of Alumni Affairs
1000 College Boulevard
Building 96    Suite 9618 
Attention: Patrice S. Whitten, Executive Director  

Make checks payable to:
Pensacola State College Foundation, Inc. 
Re:Michael V. Harrell Scholarship


   To inquire about this scholarship or the Alumni Scholarship matching program for named endowments, called 850.484.1714

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