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Turning 50, The Apollo Group creates hospitality scholarship

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The Apollo Group, a full-service hospitality management company, is turning 50. To celebrate the milestone, the Miami-based company is donating a $25,000 scholarship to Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Plus, Camillus House meals

In addition, two meals will be sponsored at Miami's Camillus House, which supports people experiencing homelessness.

'We’ve learned a lot in 50 years, but the most important lesson is that our dedicated people have been the building blocks to our success,' president and CEO Jose Ramon Barrera said.

High-profile clients

While the core of the business is hospitality management, The Apollo Group also provides ship supplies, purchasing, logistics, culinary services, human resources, newbuild design, consulting and risk management for brands like Oceania CruisesRegent Seven Seas CruisesMarella CruisesVirgin Voyages and Jalesh Cruises.

The Apollo Group and its affiliated companies employ more than 9,000 people in South Florida, Barcelona and around the world.

'We have grown and evolved over the decades, and today we deliver our trusted partners the best quality products and service at the maximum value,' Barrera said.

'Invisible partner'

Over the past 50 years, The Apollo Group has served millions of passengers. Priding itself on being the cruise lines’ 'invisible partner,' The Apollo Group said it aims to make every guest interaction a fun and memorable experience.

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