This fall, 15 pack members will be howling with excitement as they head back to school! Today, we announced the recipients of the 2014 Great Wolf Resorts Scholarship. A total of $56,000 has been awarded to students at several Great Wolf Lodge resorts, the corporate office and central reservations office. New this year, we also awarded four scholarships to dependents of full-time employees to assist with their college education.

The announcement of the scholarship winners is always exciting. In 2012, I wrote about our inaugural class of recipients, and each summer we look forwad to the next announcement. The scholarship program means a great deal to our company and is something that makes me proud to be a pack member. To date, we’ve awarded $175,000!                                                                   

All of us at Great Wolf Resorts extend a howl of congratulations to our class of 2014 Great Wolf Lodge Scholarship recipients:

Scholarship Recipient Resort Location School Attending
Makaylah Deanna Heyward Concord, NC University of Miami
Jared Gerard Wiegand Grapevine, TX Baylor University
Katelyn Joanna Gee Corporate Office, WI University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Travis Edward Diamond Grapevine, TX Oklahoma State University
Nicholas John Drill Corporate Office, WI Worcester State University
Erin Colleen Fluharty Traverse City, MI Lake Superior State University
Rachael Renae Grubbs Grapevine, TX El Centro College
Alexis Wilcox Sandusky, OH Bowling Green State University
Dana Michelle Barber Concord, NC University of North Carolina - Charlotte
Jaquan DeAndre Dozier Concord, NC University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Karen S. Buschke Central Reservations, WI Madison Area Technical College
Amanda Zehner-Carlson Traverse City, MI Ferris State University
Rachel Chia-Wen Chang Grapevine, TX Texas A&M University
Kirsten Colleen Page Concord, NC University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Lauren Bromley Kansas City, KS Neosho Community College

We’re already looking ahead to the future scholarship recipients. The 4th Annual Great Wolf Resorts Scholarship Golf Outing will take place in September at The Legend at Bergamont Golf Course here in Wisconsin. Resort general managers, company partners and vendors will join us for a day focused on having fun and raising money to help our pack members achieve their college dreams.

Now that’s something we can all howl about.