Ernst Publishing Company, a provider of technology and closing cost data for the real estate and home finance industries headquartered in Albany, New York, announced the recipients of the PRIA scholarship and the Carl R. Ernst Founders Award.
The PRIA scholarship and the Carl R. Ernst Founders Award were started by the company's founder, Carl R. Ernst, in an effort to give back and build a stronger industry.
The annual PRIA scholarship was awarded to Staci Hoffman, Register of Deeds for Jefferson Co., Wisconsin. The PRIA scholarship was made possible by a fund established by Ernst Publishing in recognition of the company's late founder, Carl R. Ernst, and awards a hardworking public servant with annual PRIA membership.
Carol Foglesong, Assistant Controller for Orange County, Florida, was awarded with the annual Carl R. Ernst Founders Award. Ernst Publishing's founder and founding member of the PRIA Board of Directors created the PRIA Founders Award to honor an industry member who reflects the association's core values and who has provided proven, unparalleled leadership in addressing specific industry needs and standards.
Gregory E. Teal, President and CEO of Ernst Publishing, explained the history of the PRIA Awards and what it means to the company saying, "As part of our legacy we remain dedicated to PRIA and the core values our founder instilled in those of us who remain to carry on his legacy and the work he began. The Property Records Industry is vitally important to our concept of land ownership, a core value our country was built upon. We are very proud to continue the tradition of sponsoring these important awards. We consider it part of our responsibility to give back to an industry that has given so much to all of us."