Addison Holland

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Addison Holland of Laurel is the 2018 recipient of the Culinary Arts Advisory Board Scholarship.

 Holland is a sophomore pursuing a bachelor of science in culinary arts with an emphasis in nutrition. She developed a love of cooking as a child when she would assist her aunt with the preparations for holiday, birthday and special-occasion meals. Holland loves making people happy by preparing food for them, and it is something she finds very fulfilling.

“I find nutrition fascinating. The way that different foods react inside our bodies is amazing, and understanding the healthiest and most nutritious way to prepare foods is what makes a great chef,” Holland said.

Holland aspires to work in an upscale gourmet restaurant to learn all she can about the business from the inside out. She then hopes to take that knowledge and open her own upscale restaurant in Sarasota, Fla., that will offer guests both dinner and dessert. Holland also hopes to own a hometown bakery, which is not surprising given her childhood love of baking with her family. “I can’t picture myself doing anything else for the rest of my life,” says Holland.

MUWAA President Katy Canion Pacelli was pleased to hear of Holland’s selection. “We are thrilled to award the Culinary Arts Advisory Board Scholarship to Addison again this year.” Pacelli added, “She is an outstanding student and very deserving of the scholarship.”

The Culinary Arts Advisory Board Scholarship has been endowed since 2012 and is available to a full-time enrolled freshman or sophomore majoring in culinary arts. In addition to meeting specific criteria, applicants are required to submit a 250-word essay explaining both their qualifications to receive the scholarship as well as their career goals.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Culinary Arts Advisory Board Scholarship, contact the MUW Foundation at (662) 329-7148 or visit

The MUWAA exists to support and promote the mission of The W while providing alumni engagement opportunities. Any former student who has completed at least 12 semester hours at the university and has made an annual contribution to the MUW Foundation is an active member eligible to vote and hold office for the year. For more information, visit the Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association at

Sept. 13, 2018


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