New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary of Tourism Rebecca Latham announced a gift of $20,000 will be provided to New Mexico students and continued learners in the field of hospitality and tourism.
The New Mexico Hospitality Association will receive $10,000 for it's Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation, and the Greater Albuquerque Innkeepers Association will receive $10,000 for it's own scholarship fund.
"This donation reflects Governor Martinez's commitment to hospitality and tourism and to building a stronger New Mexico workforce. We were happy to be able to make this contribution, knowing that it will provide support for education in this vital industry," said Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham.
"We're thrilled to receive these funds to build on our existing endowment fund and that allows us to support students looking for careers in hospitality and tourism. We want to thank Governor Martinez for her commitment to tourism and her support of future leaders in the industry," said New Mexico Hospitality Association CEO Kathy Komoll.