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IAEE Congratulates the 2021 Helen Brett™ Scholarship Recipients

September 28, 2021

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) announces this year’s recipients of the Helen Brett™ Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP and named for his grandmother who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. Its purpose is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibitions and events management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field. This year’s application and selection process resulted in 11 scholarships awarded, four to undergraduate students and seven to graduate students.

“This year’s grant recipients have proven they possess the dedication and drive for a promising future in the exhibitions and events industry,” said IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “IAEE is proud to provide financial support to these future leaders so they may continue their growth and development.”

Recipients of this year’s Helen Brett™ Scholarship are:

Undergraduate Students

Makayla Layne
East Carolina State University

Jenna Lund
Utah Valley University

Grace Schuler
Drexel University

Lydia Turino
Madison College

Graduate Students

Lisa Billock
Georgetown University

Amanda Fletcher
Johnson & Wales

Lydia Granahan
Iowa State University

Sarah Gurney
Johnson & Wales

Autumn McGill
Iowa State University

Carolyn Patterson-Kemper, CMP, DES
San Diego State

Anna Carolina Villar, CMP
San Diego State

Click here to learn more about each grant recipient and for more information about the Helen Brett™ Scholarship.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely, and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit www.iaee.com for more information.

Media Inquiries:
Mary Tucker
Sr. PR/Communications Manager
+1(972) 687-9226
mtucker@iaee.com