Thursday, May 1, 2008

GPPCMA Scholarship Winners!

The PCMA Education Foundation has released the names of the winners of several of their annual scholarships, and I am pleased to announce that the Greater Philadelphia Chapter had 4 student winners, each winning the Roy B. Evans Scholarship.

Ashley Akright, Penn State University
Peter DiOrio, Penn State University
Tara Miller, Temple University
Sara Quinteros-Fernandez, Penn State University

The Roy B. Evans Scholarship is a $5,000 award for tuition, underwritten by the PCMA Education Foundation. Students are chosen based on their academic record, hospitality work experience, current and planned involvement in the hospitality industry, recommendations by their faculty and work supervisor, and PCMA involvement.

The full press release can be found HERE.

MORE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Deadlines for the following are October 1, 2008!

Annual Meeting Scholarship
The PCMA Education Foundation is sponsoring a scholarship for up to three (3) students to work and attend the 2009 PCMA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. This is an opportunity for student members to join industry professionals and gain valuable experience that will prepare them for a career in the meetings industry.

Chairman's Scholarship
NYC & Company Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to sponsor the PCMA Chairman's Scholarships, originally established to honor James H. Youngblood, PCMA's Chairman of the Board in 2001. This annual award will allow up to two (2) PCMA student members to attend the 2009 PCMA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. This is an excellent opportunity to network with Industry Leaders and fellow students while enjoying the special distinction of being a 2008 Chairman's Scholar.

Student Chapter of the Year Award
The annual Student Chapter of the Year (SCOTY) Award is awarded to up to 4 (four) PCMA student chapters that best demonstrate overall leadership, academic excellence, community/campus involvement, web site development, membership growth and participation in the hospitality industry. This scholarship is sponsored by the PCMA Education Foundation. The four winning chapters are awarded up to $500 to fund an educational, community service or membership program to spend during the 2008-2009 school year.

Additional information on these scholarships and how to apply will be posted on the PCMA Education Foundation Website, which can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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Position Open 8/12/08

Conference Coordinator / Conference Registrar in NY
The International Baccalaureate ( is a non-profit educational organization offering curriculum and assessment worldwide. IB is a recognized leader in the field of international education. IB Programmes encourage students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.

The North American regional office of International Baccalaureate provides a wide range of services to IB World Schools and to prospective schools that are interested in our programs. In addition, IB North America offers a full array of professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators throughout the year.

The IB North American regional office of International Baccalaureate currently located in New York, NY is looking for a:

Conference Coordinator

Prospective and authorized schools that wish to offer the IB Programmes must send faculty to professional training workshops. The conference coordinator will liaise with hotels, vendors, programme staff, faculty and delegates to plan the logistics of teacher training workshops.

The position will also have the overall responsibility for processing a school’s request for enrollment in IB North America workshops.

The Conference Coordinator / Conference Registrar is responsible for:

Responsible for all communications with faculty leaders and staff
for upcoming IB North America workshops
Creating and maintaining accurate workshop reports, volunteer
database, and other workshop related documents while coordinating the
logistics for 4 – 6 workshops annually
Provide workshop leaders with appropriate material for their subject
Provide exceptional customer service onsite to workshop
participants, faculty leaders and staff
Financial responsibility for accurately processing all invoices and
expense claim forms from faculty leaders related to workshops
Act as a support system for conference registrar during peak
registration periods

A combination of experience, education, and training that would provide the level of knowledge and ability required for the position
Meeting planning experience desirable
Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel and database)
High level of organizational and interpersonal skills
Skilled in using standard office equipment
Ability to work independently and as part as a dedicated team
Must have a flexible work schedule and be willing to work extended hours
Application Process:

Please submit a curriculum vitae/resume with a cover letter outlining your interest in, salary requirements and qualifications for, this particular post to:

Human Resources Department
International Baccalaureate North America
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 240
New York, NY 10115