Hello my name is Robin Eggleston, I am a 44 year old African American single mom who has returned back to college to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Management. My return to college was based on the following reasons:
- In the 9 years as a Collection/Customer Service Manager I realized I had gone as far as I could go in that field. I realized that my lack of progression was due to my lack of education.
- I have a six year old daughter who looks up to me, I am her role model. She loves school because of my return to school and I want her to continue on that path.
My ultimate goal is to become an event planner/caterer. My staff would consist of previous felons. I want to provide a second chance to these individuals. To become an advocate for those society have given up on, allowing them to feel independent once again. I am currently unemployed. I receive assistance from family, friends and the government. This scholarship would mean so much to me. It would be a joy of not have to take out a loan while attending Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Management Inst. I've grown to love the fact there are so many facets of the Hospitality industry. There are so many opportunities. Nothing is impossible. I love volunteering and networking, I've discovered I love interacting with people of all walks of life. So I've fallen in love with this field and extremely excited at what is to come.