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IAEE Congratulates the 2022 Helen Brett Scholarship recipients

This year’s application and selection process resulted in 14 scholarships awarded: 10 to undergraduate students, two to graduate students and, for the first time, two to Ph.D. students.

DALLAS – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announces this year’s recipients of the Helen Brett Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP and named for his grandmother who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. Its purpose is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibitions and events management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field. This year’s application and selection process resulted in 14 scholarships awarded: 10 to undergraduate students, two to graduate students and, for the first time, two to Ph.D. students.

“This is the first year that we have awarded scholarships to doctoral students, which reflects the positive growth that IAEE’s Helen Brett Scholarship program is experiencing,” said IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP-F, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “IAEE is proud to support future exhibitions and events professionals in their career development through this program.”

Recipients of this year’s Helen Brett Scholarship are:

Undergraduate Students
Irene DeLinggo
Iowa State University

Kelly Fong
Washington State University

Veronica Goodstein-Loughrin
Madison College

Jessica Hay
Grand Valley State University

Samuel (Harrison) Jones
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Quang Huy Le
Dallas College – Richland Campus

Callie Main
Purdue University

Natasha Pasui
High Point University

Skye Richardson
Georgia State University

Maddy Thibodeaux
Georgia State University

Graduate Students
Hailee Austin
East Carolina University

Maria Ziyi Wu
Iowa State University

Ph.D. Candidates

Jihye Park
University of Central Florida

Emily Zirbes
Iowa State University

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