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Professional Convention Management Association

September 15 2015

Angel Keys, CMP, Wins PCMA Disney Scholarship Award

Eric Jacobson, Vice President, Ascend Integrated Media

Congratulations to Angel Keys, CMP, winner of the PCMA Disney Scholarship Award.

Keys’ essay earned her the prestigious honor.

“The essay I submitted to be considered for the PCMA Disney Scholarship Award included information about my career in hospitality, which spans more than 20 years, and how I continued to enhance my skills and carve out time to contribute to the success of other individuals and organizations following a job loss that was the result of a failing economy,” says Keys.

“This was clearly one of the most challenging transitions I have had to manage, but through it all I achieved success in many ways and provided a valuable service to others to help them achieve there goals," explains Keys.

“The reason I submitted the essay is because I wanted to reconnect with PCMA and hopefully attend the annual conference. I have bounced back from the job loss, however I have only replaced a fraction of my former income. As an Independent, I don't have the funds to support the cost of membership and participation at the annual conference,” adds Keys.

Through the generous financial support of Disney Destinations, the PCMA Education Foundation is able to sponsor PCMA memberships for a select number of meeting professionals.

Sponsorship recipients receive a full one-year membership. The Heartland Chapter and the PCMA Education Foundation would like to thank Disney Destinations for its support of these scholarships and for its ongoing efforts to elevate the statues of the meeting industry and those who work in it.

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