Olivia Fagerman is a woman on the move – and the Foundation of NACE is helping her with that.
Winning the 2018 Foundation of NACE Vince DeFinis Scholarship has given Olivia Fagerman the opportunity to really get a feel for what NACE has to offer to someone looking to enter the catering and events industry. As part of winning the scholarship, Olivia was awarded free registration and a travel allowance to attend #NACEEXP18 in Palm Springs. This allowed her to sit in on wonderful education sessions, attend amazing evening events, and meet many seasoned catering and event professionals.
Olivia is very excited to begin a new semester at The University of Houston, taking back all that she learned at Experience. She is especially eager to implement new ideas from breakout sessions regarding networking and how to better utilize social media. Olivia feels fortunate to have made new contacts from all over the nation. The tuition reimbursement portion of the scholarship helps immensely with her ability to focus time and efforts on schooling.
Currently, Olivia is the president of the NACE Houston Student Chapter. After graduation, she plans to become a young professional member of NACE, continuing her journey with the association. In the future, she would love to open her own venue, and to help host monthly Houston chapter meetings, to give back to those who have given so much to her.
2018 Community Grants Program
The Foundation of NACE awarded Community Grants to 10 NACE Chapters. To learn how these chapters are supporting their communities, visit our community grants page for stories and pictures.