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UA Student Awarded Tourism Association Scholarship

Mallory D. Smith

Mallory D. Smith

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama senior Mallory D. Smith of Fort Payne has received a $1,000 academic scholarship from Tourism Cares for Tomorrow.

Smith is a student in the UA College of Human Environmental Sciences majoring in restaurant, hotel and meetings management with a minor in business management.

She is one of 37 recipients of the Tourism Cares for Tomorrow national scholarship. As part of the award, Smith is eligible to attend the National Tour Association Convention in Salt Lake City with the other award recipients in November.

Smith currently works as an event coordinator in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at UA. This summer, she will be interning at Cloister Hotel and Resort in Sea Island, Ga.

Tourism Cares for Tomorrow is a nonprofit agency that promotes the responsible use of the world’s natural, cultural and historic resources by supporting education and research. For more information go online to

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

  • CONTACT: Erin Ireland or Linda Hill, UA Media Relations, 205/348-8325,
  • SOURCE: Dr. Roy Maize, director, restaurant hotel and meetings management, UA College of Human Environmental Sciences, 205/348-9147,