Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort Hosts Scholarship Luncheon

Aug 19, 2013

The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort Education and Recruitment Department held a Scholarship Luncheon on August 5, 2013. This recognition ceremony sited current summer interns and four scholarship recipients who will be entering college this fall.

Patrick Bassney, General Manager of Mohawk Gaming Enterprises, LLC pronounced, “I have high regards to this program. It’s a great opportunity for young adults from Akwesasne to explore their options while getting hands on training in an exciting gaming industry.”

With 25 current college students integrated into the casino work life, there is an optimistic view on our future. “The goal is to cultivate future managers and leaders to continue moving the casino forward and growing for many years to come,” concluded Mr. Bassney.

Along with the interns, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort awarded four high school students with scholarships as they enter their first year in college. The following recipients were awarded $1,000 applicable to further their education in the field they chose to study:

Amber Arquette, Massena Central High School

Dillion Point, Salmon River Central School

Dawson David, Salmon River Central School

Shyla Oakes, Cornwall Collegiate Vocational

2013 Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort Interns

Cory Bigtree-Thompson
Onondaga Community College
Nicole BurkFinance SUNY Canton
Hunter CookeRetail ClerkSUNY Morrisonville
Kyle CookeGrounds KeeperElmira College
Dale George-ConnersSlot AttendantNiagara College
Brennan GordonFinance AnalystMcGill University
Skye HerneHotel Front DeskIohahiio Adult Education
Marlee King-JacobsHR Clerical
SUNY Plattsburgh
Randy JereoHousekeeperAlgonquin College
Logan Francis-Mitchell Valet Loyalist College
Teesha MitchellHR ClericalSUNY Plattsburgh
Tia MitchellF&B ClericalSUNY Canton
Emma PhillipsComplianceSt. Lawrence University
Diane RansomSecurityIohahiio Adult Education
Jamie RansomFood & Beverage Mohawk Valley College
Skasenniio Shenandoah Warehouse ClericalSt. Lawrence College
Kolby Smoke Grounds Keeper Lincoln Tech College
Mahlon Smoke Kitchen Utility SUNY Canton
Jaime Terrance Marketing Clerical St. Lawrence College
Tammy Terrance Marketing Clerical Iohahiio Adult Education
Alicia Thompson Guest Service Iohahiio Adult Education
Corey Thompson Guest Service Lasalle College

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