August 5, 2020

LRCC Students Awarded Scholarships at Lakes Region Tourism Annual Business Meeting

Two Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) students have been awarded $500 scholarships each. John Merrill (Pembroke), a Culinary Arts student, was awarded the Mildred A. Beach Hospitality Scholarship.  The scholarship is given annually to a student at a college, university or technical college who is pursuing a degree in a tourism and hospitality-related field. In addition to his studies, Merrill is the Assistant Director of Support Services overseeing dining services and the security department at Havenwood- Heritage Heights in Concord.  “It validates my hard work I put in every time I am in class,” said Merrill, “I will use it to help pay for my education. This will get me closer to my ultimate goal of earning a BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management and furthering my career at Havenwood.”

Megan Jenkins (Tamworth) was awarded the Mel Borrin Family Scholarship. Jenkins is in the Business Management program at LRCC and plans to use her education to grow her equine stable business.  “I established this scholarship in honor of Mel Borrin who I knew for over 25 years, “said Amy Landers, Executive Director of the Lakes Region Tourism Association.  “Mel was a devoted business owner who supported his community, the tourism industry, and area businesses through leadership, volunteerism, and hard work.”

Larissa Baia, President of Lakes Region Community College added, “We take pride in the partnerships we have developed with members of our community, and in the efforts they make to help develop our students so they can further contribute to our community”.

The Lakes Region Tourism Association is a non-profit tourism marketing organization that promotes the Lakes Region and Central New Hampshire in state, out-of-state, and internationally to bring more visitors to the area.  For more information, visit

Lakes Region Community College offers many associate degree and certificate programs, including Business, Accounting, Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Operations, Electrical, Automotive, Nursing, Graphic Design, Advanced Manufacturing, and Fire Science, just to name a few.  In addition, LRCC provides a strong background in Liberal Arts for students who choose to do their first two years at a community college and then transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree.  Business and industry training programs are also available. For more information, visit