The Rita and Navin Dimond Fellows Program
Rita and Navin Dimond founded Stonebridge Companies in 1991 and have grown it become to one of the nation’s leading development and hospitality management companies, with a portfolio of more than 50 hotels. The Dimond Fellows at MSU Denver will be afforded unique access to education and training opportunities that will prepare them to become the industry leaders of tomorrow.
Fellows have the opportunity to:
- Intern (paid) at select Stonebridge Companies properties in Denver for one semester, rotating through all major departments while earning three credits over the course of the 15-week semester
- Earn the chance to win a $5,000 award for the Top Fellow of the year
- Gain access to an invaluable network of leaders in Denver’s hotel industry
Spring 2018 Dimond Fellows
Scheduled to graduate in the Fall of 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Event and Meeting Management with a minor in Hotel Management, Berkeley “Dawn” Everett is excited about the opportunity to get more hands-on experience and industry knowledge from the members of the Stonebridge Companies and the team from the Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek where she will be completing her Fellowship.
Along with school and work she is focusing on getting her oldest daughter into college herself next year, and playing lots of soccer, car, and dinosaur games with her youngest son as well.
Sara Martin is exploring options in the hotel industry by completing her Fellowship at the Renaissance City Center Downtown.
With a background in sales and event planning, she is looking forward to the next step in her future. She will graduate in December 2018 with a degree in Event and Meeting Management and a minor in Hotel Management. Sara has always loved the hospitality industry and has been working and volunteering with a non-profit organization for the past three years to plan and implement its fundraising events.
While working at the Office of Admissions as a tour guide, Jazmaray Martinez visited the Hospitality, Tourism, and Events department and instantly felt a connection. Coming from a large family that celebrates every day as a special occasion, she grew up with the words, family and hospitality embedded in her.
As an Events and Meeting Management major with a minor in Hotel Management, and with her strong family values, her aspiration is to incorporate a family meaning into every event. Currently an Event Programmer for the Office of Student Activities at MSU Denver, Jazmaray will be completing her Fellowship at the Doubletree Hilton Denver Tech Center.