In the summer of 2018, Pilgrim’s Mt. Pleasant team member Reyna Stephanie Soto joined outstanding college students and professionals from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience. Former Pilgrim’s CEO Bill Lovette sponsored Soto’s participation in the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) in Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns, Australia. ISLP is a product of an educator-led initiative founded over 25 years ago to give top scholars the lifelong advantage of an international career perspective. The ISLP mission is to educate, motivate and inspire accomplished college students through interactive, experiential and engaging programs that encourage high-achievers to reach higher and achieve more in their lives and careers. ISLP provides scholars the opportunity to further their career development, strengthen their leadership skills and engage in a culturally enriching experience in Australia, China, New Zealand or South Africa.