Georgian Hospitality student recognized for community involvement by Blue Mountain Village Foundation
January 15, 2016

A group of people stand in front of a doorway holding a big cheque.

Student Karleigh Muir (second from left) receives a scholarship from the Blue Mountain Village Foundation. Pictured with her from left to right are Bruce Melhuish, Foundation Treasurer; Bryan Hunt, Associate Dean of Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation at Georgian College; and Stacy Manning, Foundation Vice President.

The new year is off to a good start for student Karleigh Muir. She recently received a scholarship to help her continue her hospitality studies.

Stacy Manning and Bruce Melhuish from the Blue Mountain Village Foundation board of directors presented Muir with a $1,000 scholarship. The Bob Comish Memorial Bursary is presented each year to a student who demonstrates community involvement and has worked at Blue Mountain Resorts or within a business at Blue Mountain Village, as either an employee or co-op student.

“Blue Mountain has been a huge part of my life from when I was young riding the slopes to where I am now, starting my career, and of course still riding the slopes,” said Muir, a Collingwood resident. “I hope that I can do this award justice in the continuation of my studies and I cannot wait to start this semester without student debt!”

The Blue Mountain Village Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in its local communities, in particular by providing financial support to charities that focus on children and family programs.

“The Foundation initiated a new selection process for the Bob Comish Memorial Bursary and we are thrilled with the calibre of our successful candidate,” said Stacy Manning, Vice President of the Foundation.

A new round of awards and scholarships, from a variety of donors, will be available for Georgian students to apply for beginning on Feb. 1. Students can visit georgiancollege.ca/awards for more information.