Some of our Scholars in Hotel/Restaurant Management:

The Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than 645 scholarships, totaling more than 2 million dollars. Apart from subsidizing studies for its scholars, The Scholarship Foundation is a valuable tool for them because of the networking opportunities it provides and also because scholars have the chance to receive mentoring from Puerto Rico’s top leaders in the Hospitality industry.
The following are some of our scholars in the sector of Hotel Management:

Omar J Pagán
Florida International University
Master’s in Hotel Administration
Graduated 1998
Executive Director of the Hospitality and Business Program at San Ignacio College in Doral, Florida
Learn more about Omar

José M. “Peco” Suárez
Cornell University
Master’s in Hotel Administration with a concentration in finance
Graduated in 1996
President, International Hospitality Enterprises & President of Fundación de Becas para Hotelería y Turismo
Learn more about Jose

Andrea Machado
Interamerican University
Master’s degree in Finance
Graduated in 2006
Senior Catering Manager at the El San Juan Hotel
Learn more about Andrea

Aileen Laracuente
Florida International University
Master’s degree in hotel and food service management
Graduated in 1999
Director of Sales of the Chicago office of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
Learn more about Aileen

Erick M. Jiménez
Purdue University
Bachelor’s in Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional and Tourism Management
Graduated in 2002
University of Miami
Executive MBA
Graduated in 2011
Food & Beverage Director, Palmas Athletic Club
Learn more about Erick

Luis Rodríguez
Florida International University
Master’s in Hotel Administration
Graduated in 2006
Professor at the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration
UPR, Carolina
Learn more about Luis

Juan Irizarry
Florida International University
Master’s degree in Finance
Graduated in 2003
Sales Manager for Catering at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
Learn more about Juan

Rubén Estrada
Universidad Interamericana
Master’s in Finance
Graduated in 2006
Assistant to the CEO, International Hospitality Enterprises
Learn more about Rubén

Frances Matos
Florida International University
Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Graduated in 2009
Director of Housekeeping, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
Learn more about Frances

Learn about our scholars in: Casino Management and Culinary Arts