Nine Students Named Joe Perdue Scholarship Recipients


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Nine Students Named Joe Perdue Scholarship Recipients

Kyle Jennings

Alexandria, VA – July 20, 2018 – The Club Foundation is pleased to announce the nine recipients of the 2018 Joe Perdue Scholarship:

Danielle Crouse , University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Senior, Amherst, MA

Melissa Dahl , University of Wisconsin-Stout, Senior, Drummond, WI

Sarah DeBellis , Florida State University, Senior, Tallahassee, FL

Emma Leverich , University of Wisconsin-Stout, Senior, Lester Prairie, MN

Emily Lovejoy , Niagara University, Senior, Elmira, NY

Diana Poblete , Fairleigh Dickinson University, Senior, Garfield, NJ

Zachary Recckio , Niagara University, Senior, Port Byron, NY

Terry Scouras , Niagara University, Senior, Lancaster, NY

Nicole TenHaken , University of Wisconsin-Stout, Senior, Watertown, WI


The scholarship was established in 1988 to honor Joe Perdue, CCM, CHE, the club industry’s leading hospitality educator. From 1986 to 2015, Joe Perdue served as Academic Advisor for the Club Management Association of America (CMAA). Responsible for the initial development of CMAA’s Business Management Institute (BMI), Joe coordinated more than 300 weeklong BMI programs for more than 10,000 managers. Beyond the US, he developed professional education programs in China, South Africa, Europe and Canada.      


The Joe Perdue Scholarship provides tuition support to students who are pursuing careers in club management. Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program may apply to The Club Foundation for scholarship aid. This year’s recipients represent five CMAA student chapters from across the country.


Since its inception in 1988, The Club Foundation has awarded 202 student scholarships totaling more than $387,850. Many past recipients are now working in management positions at clubs and serve as leaders in the industry.  


Carrie Wosicki, Director of Development, The Club Foundation, shares, “The Club Foundation applauds these students for their hard work and dedication in furthering their hospitality education, with a focus towards pursuing a career in the club industry. The Club Foundation is honored to provide these scholarships through the generosity of our donors, the members of CMAA, its chapters, and Corporate Alliance Partners.”


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About The Club Foundation
The Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CMAA in 1988.
The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career, providing financial support for five key areas: students, faculty, club managers, CMAA chapters and the club industry at large. It supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants. Learn more at

About CMAA

Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally. Our members contribute to the success of more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for efficient and successful club operations. Under the covenants of professionalism, education, leadership, and community, CMAA continues to extend its reach as the leader in the club management practice. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 42 professional chapters and more than 40 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at