Family-Owned Hudson Valley Company Supports Culinary Institute of America Students
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (March 22, 2018) – LCS Facility Group, the region’s most experienced and largest provider of facilities solutions, recently awarded scholarships to three students at the Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premier culinary college. The recipients of the 2018-2019 Giuseppe and Maria Lepore Scholarship are Olivia Allen, Dominick Miller and Bruna Parmezan.
“LCS is proud to salute these three talented and passionate CIA students,” said LCS Facility Group Owner Joe Lepore. “We are proud to continue our support of the Culinary Institute of America and its students as they work to achieve their culinary dreams.”
The Giuseppe and Maria Lepore Scholarships are awarded annually to students pursuing an associate degree in culinary or baking and pastry arts with priority consideration given to students of first generation-Italian families who are studying internationally or have a need for financial support. Since launching its scholarship program in 2014, LCS has helped support 11 Culinary Institute of America students in pursuit of their culinary degrees.
A total of four (4) $5,000 scholarships are awarded to students at the CIA’s Hyde Park, N.Y., San Antonio, T.X. and St. Helena, C.A. campuses.
“I came to the CIA because I wanted the best education possible here in America,” said Olivia Allen, Class of 2018. “This scholarship isn’t just helping me with my short-term financial challenges, but is also helping me in my long-term finances by reducing my student loan debt, which will impact my credit score when I apply for a loan to open my first restaurant.”
Allen is a student at the CIA’s San Antonio campus. She is expected to graduate this April with an associate’s degree in culinary arts.
“I cannot wait to continue to learn and grow in this field that I am pursuing; and thanks to this scholarship, I am only even more motivated to persist beyond my limits,” said Dominick Miller, Class of 2018. “This scholarship reminded me of the impact my Italian heritage, and my love for my family, had on my career choice.”
Miller is entering his fifth semester at the Culinary Institute of America’s Hyde Park campus. He recently completed an externship at The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. and is expected to graduate with an associate’s degree in May 2018.
“I dream of becoming an amazing pastry chef one day. Thanks to this scholarship, I am one step closer to that dream,” said Bruna Parmezan, Class of 2019. “My educational pursuits would not be possible without the generous support of scholarship sponsors like Mr. and Mrs. Lepore.”
Parmezan is a student at the Culinary Institute of America’s Hyde Park campus. She is expected to graduate from the CIA with an associate’s degree in baking and pastry arts in February 2019.
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