FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCTOBER 23, 2017:
Real Estate Investment Society awards scholarships
The Real Estate Investment Society (REIS) proudly announces the award of the annual Paul Sands Memorial – REIS Scholarship to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) students Chezanne McLeod, Randy Lopez and Kyle McClimans. The scholarships each provide $2,500 toward tuition and books.
These outstanding scholars also receive honorary membership in REIS for one year and may attend meetings on a complimentary basis. “We welcome outstanding scholars to join us, to learn about the area’s commercial real estate industry, and develop relationships with members of the business community,” explained REIS President Karen Miller. “The REIS scholarship programs represent our commitment to our professions and our community. We support student interest in business by providing financial assistance for their higher education and welcoming them to participate in our meetings and educational programs. Our goal is to promote the professionalism of our future business leaders and thereby the economic vitality of our community.”
Chezanne McLeod is a junior majoring in Legal Studies and minoring in Real Estate and is looking forward to working in a real estate law firm. Randy Lopez is a sophomore majoring in Pre-Finance. Kyle McClimans is a junior, majoring in Pre-Marketing with the goal of someday taking over his family’s real estate business.
Mark Morris, chairman of the REIS scholarship committee, explain that the Paul Sands Memorial – REIS Scholarship is an endowed FGCU scholarship program, funded by REIS Scholarship Foundation, a not-for-profit, registered 501(c)3 corporation. Continuing contributions from REIS and the annual Paul Sands Memorial Slaw Dog Invitational Golf Tournament have increased and sustained the fund.
Information on contributing to the REIS scholarship program is available at the REIS web site: www.reis-swfl.org or Mark Morris, (239) 489-3303 extension 175. Criteria, school contacts, and other information on the program are also available at the REIS web site.
(from left) FGCU Professor Dr. Tim Allen; REIS Scholarship Chair Mark Morris; scholars Chezanne McLeod, Randy Lopez and Kyle McClimans; REIS member Lisa Sands, and FGCU Professor Dr. Shelton Weeks.
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