Yolanda Toby of Bayonne has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship by New York-based Castle Lanterra Properties (CLP), announced Elie Rieder, founder and CEO. The Castle Lanterra Scholarship Program was launched earlier this year for residents and dependents living in the company’s 7,300 unit portfolio throughout the East, South, and Midwestern U.S.
Toby, whose family resides in CLP’s Harbor Pointe in Bayonne, is a senior at Howard University in Washington, D.C., majoring in management with a concentration on hospitality. A graduate of Talent Unlimited High School in New York City, she is currently gaining experience in event sales through a summer internship. With management as her ultimate career goal, she is also preparing to obtain an MBA in Finance following her graduation from Howard in 2017.
As part of CLP’s inaugural scholarship program competition, “we chose to have students write an essay covering an issue of personal, local, national or international concern,” said Rieder. “The goal is to encourage self-expression and consideration of the world today and their role in the community.”
For her essay, Toby chose the topic “Communication Between Different Cultures in the Workplace”, inspired by a class in business communications. “It is very important to make sure companies treat their employees equally and that their employees get the necessary training to facilitate effective workplace communication.”