Lilley Receives Vincenzo Carmini Pascale Scholarship

Jacob Lilley headshotNational Park College (NPC) student Jacob Lilley was recently awarded the Vincenzo Carmini Pascale scholarship. He is completing his Associate of Applied Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and a technical certificate in accounting.

Lilley is the second member of his family to complete the hospitality and tourism program at NPC. His mom finished the program and inspired him to follow his passion to serve others. He is furthering his education as a way to fulfill his ambitions for learning and his desire for public service.

Lilley currently works at Bones Chophouse and hopes that his degree will allow him to move up to a management level position. He wants to stay in Hot Springs and help manage one of the many the local attractions.

He chose NPC because he believes the College not only invests in the students but also in the growth of the city, it is affordable, close to home and offers an excellent Hospitality and Tourism program.

“This scholarship helps fund my last semester at NPC. I have worked hard while attending college to pay for the costs. I am very grateful for the scholarship so that I can focus more time on my classes,” said Lilley.

NPC faculty Eve Victory stated, “Jacob is the whole package: strong work ethic, super intelligent, heart of service and a problem-solver. I truly cannot wait to see what comes next.”