Med Student Wins Fairmont Scholarship

August 19, 2010

The Fairmont Southampton is pleased to announce that Ciara Talbot of Southampton will receive an award of $5,000 toward her studies at Loma Linda University School of Medicine (Class of 2014), where she will study to become a neonatal physician. At the completion of her studies, Ciara plans to return to Bermuda and devote her practice to the community.

Ciara is one of two award recipients of this year’s John Williams Post-Graduate Scholarship for children and grandchildren of Fairmont employees. Ciara is the daughter of Roberta Talbot, an employee of The Fairmont Southampton, and George Talbot. She and her parents are pictured below:

Ciara Talbout _JW Scholarship

“We are very pleased for Ciara and for the people of Bermuda to receive this honour,” says Nelda Simons, regional director of human resources with The Fairmont Southampton. “This award demonstrates Fairmont’s care and appreciation of its colleagues worldwide and recognizes the hard-working contributions of our colleagues here at The Fairmont Southampton.”

The other scholarship winner is Carly Hayashikawa, daughter of Eric and Corajean Hayashikawa, employees of The Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii. Carly is studying at The University of Hawaii at Manoa (Class of 2011) where she will complete her Masters of Education in Teaching. Carly’s goal is to make a difference in the lives of the children and families in her Hawaiian community as an elementary school teacher.

The John Williams Post-Graduate Scholarship for children and grandchildren of Fairmont employees was established in 2008. Following a stellar 45-year career in the hotel business, John Williams retired from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, where he held the position of Executive Vice President of Operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa. Throughout his career Mr. Williams was been a strong contributor and leader with industry associations, tourism authorities and the business community.

In an effort to continuously encourage the further education and development of top talent, Mr. Williams and the Fairmont Foundation initiated an annual scholarship for the children and grandchildren of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Raffles Hotels International employees enrolled in post-graduate studies. Two post-graduate scholarships of $5,000 are awarded annually to the eligible dependants of a Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and/or a Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Inc. employee.

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