Friends of James and Pat Allen recently made gifts totaling $17,450 to establish the scholarship to honor the Allens’ dedication to the industry.
The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a Southeast student majoring in hospitality management with an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average. The Department of Management Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.
The Allens are avid travelers and culinary enthusiasts who were instrumental in bringing fine dining to Cape Girardeau with their Celebrations Restaurant & Bar. Now retired restaurateurs and devoted community members, they mentored many in the local hospitality industry. The knowledge, graciousness and passion they passed along to those they inspired is reflected throughout the restaurant community of southeast Missouri.