Author: Robert Branciforte
(excerpt from Florida State University News)
Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality announces the creation of a scholarship honoring an FSU alumnus who leaves a legacy of supporting others.
The Phil LaBrecque Memorial Scholarship will serve as a lasting tribute to LaBrecque, who earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management with a minor in marketing at Florida State in 1970. He died in April at the age of 68.
LaBrecque, of Tampa, was a leader in the private club industry for more than 30 years. He cared about people and made a difference in their lives by encouraging and inspiring them. In that spirit of helping others, the LaBrecque family has made a commitment to establish an endowment for the scholarship with a $50,000 charitable gift.