Business student Rey Martin receives scholarship from international tourism org

Reynelson Martin, Jr., is the first UH Hilo student to receive the $1,500 award from the Skål International Hawai‘i Chapter.  

Reynelson Martin, Jr
Reynelson Martin, Jr

A business student at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from the Skål International Hawai‘i Chapter. Skål is a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship.

Reynelson Martin, Jr., is the first UH Hilo student to receive the award. He was nominated by Assistant Professor of Tourism Angela Fa‘anunu, who is currently serving as the Kitaro Watanabe Distinguished Visiting Professor at the UH Hilo College of Business and Economics.

Martin was born in San Diego, CA, and grew up in Keaukaha. After he earns his bachelor of business administration degree at UH Hilo, he plans to attend graduate school at UH Mānoa to study urban and regional planning.

“I really enjoy Dr. Fa‘anunu’s tourism courses because she makes the concepts and complexities surrounding tourism fun and interesting to learn,” says Martin. “Dr. Fa‘anunu’s teaching approach is to harness her student’s critical thinking skills and really dive into both the positive and negative impacts tourism has on its host communities.”

The Skål International Hawai‘i Scholarship recipient is selected by their school and approved by the The Skål Scholarship Committee.

Read full story at the College of Business and Economics website.