Scholarship program honors Fabric Innovations founder
Home Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 5/20/2013 9:51:58 AM
Ithaca, N.Y. - The Cornell School of Hotel Administration has named two scholarship awards in Fabric Innovations' president and owner Deborah Herman's honor.
The dedication of the Deborah Herman Scholarship and Fabric Innovations Scholarship stems from Herman's donations and close relationship with the school as mentor and past guest lecturer in a series where young women of the school learned about her experience as an entrepreneur.
Herman's Miami-based company, launched 17 years ago, is the sole vendor for Heavenly Bed by Westin, Four Points by Sheraton top-of-the-bed, and is a bundled vendor for Aloft Hotels. The company is also a branded vendor of drapery fabrics for multiple hotel brands, and will be announcing new global partnerships for worldwide production with two new brands.
The Deborah Herman Scholarship and Fabric Innovations Scholarship awards $10,000 to two students currently enrolled in the School of Hotel Administration who meet the qualifications to receive financial aid.
"I am beyond humbled that Cornell University has recognized my passion in mentoring the young professionals who are about to enter this wonderful industry by dedicating scholarships in my name," said Herman. "These students are very much deserving of the resources to further their career and dreams in making a significant impact on this important, growing industry. I could not be more proud."
Herman continues to contribute to the school, both financially and through hands-on outreach and lectures with SHA students.
In addition to operating Fabric Innovations, Herman serves as the International Ambassador for NEWH - the Network of Women in Hospitality.
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