Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund

The  Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund: Chloe Hartley, Athens Technical College, Talese Walton, Athens Community Career Academy graduate; Maya Dubos, University of Georgia; Emily Edenfield, University of Georgia; Ivey Meeks, University of Georgia; Katie Robertson, University of Georgia. 

The Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund provides up to $25,000 to individuals interested in pursuing a career in hospitality, event management, music, or the sports management industry. A total of $15,000 was awarded to this year’s recipients. The Classic Center Cultural Foundation awards $60,000 in annual scholarships in the areas of hospitality, performing, and visual arts. 

The Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund was established to honor Paul Martin and his lifelong contributions to Athens. He has always been a big supporter of the hospitality industry and the growth that it brings to the community. Paul Martin has been an essential part of the vision and establishment of the continuum of hospitality education, which meets individuals where they are in their career path to teach them the necessary skills to succeed in the hospitality industry. Paul Martin has also been a huge believer in both classroom curriculum and hands on training and feels students receive the best education when these two tactics are combined. 

Paul Martin was a member of The Classic Center Authority Board from 1996 to 2004. After serving on The Classic Center Authority Board, Paul Martin became a Board Emeritus member, a lifelong status. He is a gifted teacher with a love of sports and education. Paul Martin’s values of serving others through hospitality, teamwork, and servant style leadership has helped shape the mission of The Classic Center into the place it is today. 

2022 Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund

Maya Dubos- Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education FUnd
Emily Edenfield- Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund
Chloe Hartley- Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund
Ivey Meeks- Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund
Katie Robertson- Paul T. martin Hospitality Education Fund
Talese Walton- Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund
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