July 22, 2013
Two Ball State University students recently received $1,000 scholarships as part of Visit Hendricks County’s push to support students seeking a career in the tourism and hospitality industry.
A.J. Heck and Kayla Hunter, who have both spent the summer as interns for Visit Hendricks County, were honored with Visit Hendricks County’s Tourism and Hospitality Scholarships during a recent Hendricks County Tourism Commission meeting.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with what these two individuals have accomplished this summer in helping our staff promote Hendricks County as a destination,” said Visit Hendricks County Executive Director Emory Lencke. “We believe they can be future stars in this industry, so we decided to reward them with these scholarships to help them complete their academic careers.”
Heck, Visit Hendricks County’s Group Sales and Sports Marketing Intern, has served in a variety of roles this summer particularly helping the sales staff grasp the county’s sports marketing opportunities. He will complete his final semester at Ball State University this fall majoring in Sports Administration with a Marketing minor. He resides in Greenwood.
Hunter, Visit Hendricks County’s Marketing and Communications Intern, has provided digital marketing and research assistance, among other duties this summer. She is expected to graduate from Ball State in 2015 with a degree in Travel and Tourism. She resides in Avon.