Breanna Pinnecoose was named as the 2019 recipient of the Elbert J. Floyd scholarship award for her commitment to education and academic excellence; pictured her with her Father, Marvin Pinnecoose in Tribal Council chambers on Thursday, May 30. Pinnecoose is currently working on her Associates Degree at the Collage of Southern Nevada, in the field of Hospitality Management, she hopes to transfer to UNLV by 2020. She is interested in then furthering her education in Pasadena, Calif. at the Institute of Culinary Education.
The Elbert J. Floyd scholarship award was presented by John L. Floyd, grandson of Elbert J. Floyd in the family’s continued support of the Southern Ute Education program. These awards have been presented to a deserving Southern Ute tribal member annually since 1985. Floyd shares a box of chocolates with Southern Ute Chairman Christine Sage, and Treasurer Lorelei Cloud in chambers following the presentation.