Derick G.S. Davis Scholarship and Tricycle Relays
The Recreation, Sport Leadership, & Tourism Management Program is proud to offer the Derick G.S. Davis Scholarship annually to an undergraduate student in the major who meets stringent academic criteria, illustrates leadership and excellence in the industry. This scholarship is used by the recipient to help cover ever increasing college expenses.
Derick G.S. Davis Scholarship Winner 2011: Rebecca Boulay
The Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management program and the Derick G.S. Davis Scholarship Committee are proud to award Rebecca Boulay with this prize for 2011. Ms. Boulay epitomizes the leadership, scholarship and charisma needed to be successful in the industry. In the classroom, she has made the Dean’s list each semester with her high GPA, is enrolled in the Honors program and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Rho Phi Lambda. She is also currently interning with the American Hospitality Academy with positions at resorts in Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, S.C.
“From freshman year I immediately knew this was the right major for me! The entire faculty has been so helpful and I feel comfortable to go to any one of my professors about questions for class or advice. My course track, my professors' teachings, and study abroad helped me obtain multiple internships and prepared me for graduation. I am very excited about the many opportunities in my future career in Tourism/Hospitality which this major has opened up for me!”
The Davis Scholarship is an annual award to a rising senior in the Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management major who exemplifies the spirit and academic excellence in the industry. Derick G.S. Davis (photo right), Assistant Professor Emeritus, was a champion in the creation of the major at UNCW in 1971 as well as serving as Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Wilmington. The scholarship was created to continue the legacy of excellence Mr. Davis instilled and recognize and award high ability students majoring in Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management.