The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Meet the Collins College's 2017 Presidential Scholar: Monica Siasoco

Monica Siasoco


Every year, Cal Poly Pomona honors an exceptional student from each college and various departments with the President’s Council Scholarship. Hospitality management student Monica Siasoco was one of 20 undergraduates to receive the prestigious award this year.

President’s Council Scholars are selected based on academic and co-curricular merits, including a minimum GPA of 3.5 and significant contributions to the community during their university years. Recipients receive a $3,000 scholarship and are recognized at a luncheon in their honor.

“It’s always a pleasure seeing Collins College students awarded and recognized for their hard work and involvement in the university,” said Dean Lea Dopson. “I was honored to sit with Monica and her family at the President’s Council Scholar luncheon. It was a great day of celebrating our most outstanding students on campus.”

In addition to her success, Siasoco is researching the economic impact of past Olympics on the hospitality and tourism industry for her capstone project. Outside of class, she works as a front desk agent for Four Sisters Inns and is a member of the Restaurant & Foodservice Professionals student organization on campus. Siasoco will graduate in June.