2021 Dream Scholar Recipients
Christopher Enriquez, Son of Ulysses Enriquez, Guest Service Associate
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA
Christopher, the son of Guest Service Associate Ulysses Enriquez who has worked at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA since 2015, has always had a passion for people and science. As a freshman at Stanford University, he will study molecular biology with the hope of pursuing a career researching treatments for patients diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Christopher says the scholarship will help him to continue to pursue his education without the burden of additional loans or financial aid. In high school, Christopher earned multiple musical honors and played in several school and state orchestras all while earning a 4.5 GPA. Christopher graduated in 2021 and was named Suma Cum Laude and an AP scholar.
Jocelyn Betancourt, Guest Service Associate
St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
A junior at Regis University in Denver, Joceyln is living her passion for kids and teaching by pursuing her degree in education with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher in her parents’ hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico. As a Guest Service Associate at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Jocelyn works full-time, manages a full course load at school, and still finds time to volunteer in her community.
Mena Habib, Guest Service Associate
Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN
Mena Habib has a passion for problem solving and helping people. As a junior pursuing his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Tennessee, he holds a GPA of 3.43. The Dream Scholars award will help Mena to continue his studies and support his graduation goals. After school, Mena plans to dedicate himself to his community in a position where he can build projects that connect and empower communities. He also wants to work directly with high school students and help them navigate the college application process, acquire financial aid and help them achieve their goals. An associate with Towne Park since 2018, Mena is well known among his team for his leadership skills and commitment to his colleagues and our guests.
Murphy McManama, Guest Service Associate
JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN
Murphy is a junior at Purdue University and his studies support his goal of becoming a dental surgeon. He holds a GPA of 3.85 and his outstanding academic achievements were recognized this year when he was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Science. The Dream Scholars program will not only support the completion of his undergraduate studies but sets him up to attend dental school and then pursue a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), a profession that combines dental practices and expertise with surgical training to provide relief for a variety of diseases and injuries.