March 21, 2017
The Hospitality Management Program had a second Open House this semester, hosting 79 students from local high schools in the Crystal Room Bistro on Monday. President Matthew Wilson was on hand to address the students. Those attending also learned more about the career opportunities available in a variety of areas in the hospitality industry.
Seventy percent of our students are employed by the time they graduate, noted Dr. Jamal Feerasta, professor and program director. In 2016, the hospitality and tourism industry generate more than $1.2 trillion to the national economy — approximately 6.6 percent of the gross domestic product.