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NMRA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO U OF MICHIGAN STUDENT
Promoting future growth in all facets of the marine industry, the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) recently awarded two $1,500 scholarships to students pursuing education related to the maritime trades. Tia Esposito of Harbor Springs, Michigan, is the first recipient. NMRA Full Member Charlie Mckenzie of Camdenton, Missouri-based Midwest Outdoor Marketing made the presentation.
Esposito has grown up in the boat business, spending summers working at her father's full service boatyard and marina. "Over the years, I've been in a number of positions, including store employee, service worker, valet and, now, head of the valet department." The previous summer, she supervised four employees who cared for 26 customers' boats.
With an eye towards entering the field of logistics, Esposito attends the University of Michigan where she is majoring in organizational studies. Her goal is to graduate with as little student debt as possible.