Traxler Education Fund

Mary Margaret Traxler, founder and publisher of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality News, was an unstinting supporter of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte.

“She was a gregarious friend of our industry,” says CCSC Executive Director Ron Ahlert. “She always took the time to make us all look good in photos and in print. She was a Texan who always delivered the truth.”

Traxler died in March 2009 at age 57. To honor her memory, the Culinary School created the Mary Margaret Traxler Education Fund to continue her efforts to encourage culinarians to further their education.

The Mary Margaret Traxler Education Fund has assisted the following Community Culinary School of Charlotte graduates with scholarships to Central Piedmont Community College to pursue their culinary education.

Carmen Morales
CLASS 44

Carmen Morales

 

 

Monique Maddox
CLASS 40

Monique Maddox

 

 

Colin Bramlett
CLASS 38

Colin Bramlett

 

 

Prince Jenkins
CLASS 38

Prince Jenkins

 

 

Harriet Jackson
CLASS 37

Harriet Jackson

 

 

Bernard Rascoe
CLASS 36

Bernard Rascoe

 

 

The Traxler Education Fund continues the support given to promising CCSC graduates who, over the years, have attended CPCC after graduating from the Community Culinary School. Those students who received scholarships before the creation of the Education Fund:

Lamont Harrison
CLASS 27

Lamont Harrison

 

 

Betty Reed
CLASS 24

Betty Reed

 

 

Tammy Curry
CLASS 22

Tammy Curry

 

 

Chelsa Howard
CLASS 21

Chelsa Howard

 

 

CLASS 12

Fatima Spencer

CLASS 10

Jackie Caldwell

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Ahlert says Traxler was “a humble friend. She was a gracious lady to the close.”

To donate to the Community Culinary School of Charlotte in memory of Mary Margaret Traxler, please mark your check “Mary Margaret Traxler Education Fund” and send it to the Community Culinary School of Charlotte, 9315-D Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270-1427.

Have memories to share?

Please share with us, for posting on this page, your memories of the indomitable Mary Margaret Traxler. E-mail your story, and a picture of yourself if you like, to Ron Ahlert.