Shown accepting a scholarship for academic excellence from the SC Travel & Tourism
Coalition is SCC culinary arts student, D Arius Tucker (right), with Duane Parrish
(left), director, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
Spartanburg Community College student D Arius Tucker was recently awarded a tourism
scholarship at a student awards event sponsored by the South Carolina Travel and Tourism
Coalition. Tucker is a culinary arts student at SCC and received a plaque and a $1,000
scholarship in a special ceremony at the Lace House in Columbia in November. Eleven
college students from hospitality-related college programs across the state received
the scholarship, which recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement related
to hospitality and tourism in South Carolina, including culinary studies.
Sponsored by the South Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition, the Tourism Student
Awards recognizes students who were recommended by faculty for exemplary work. Scholarships
are provided through the Fred Brinkman Memorial Fund, which is funded through a silent
auction held annually at the Governor s Conference on Tourism & Travel.