Presidents, vice presidents, directors and managers of some of the most influential hospitality corporations in the U.S. gathered recently in Orlando, FL., with a common interest – their alma mater, Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). One of the leading programs of its kind in the world, the FIU HTM offers those studying hotel, foodservice and tourism an unmatched experiential learning environment. During the reception, which was held in tandem with the Florida Restaurant & Hotel Association Convention and Trade Show, distinguished alumni gathered to network with existing contacts and, in some cases, renew old friendships.
Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in collaboration with Peter Capodice, an alumnus who sponsored the reception, welcomed the group and introduced a new video on the School highlighting their recent accomplishments and recognitions. Held at the Bella Trae Clubhouse, attendees included Charles Savarese, president of HospitalityStaff; Philippe Villain, vice president of ARAMARK; Lani Kane-Hanan, senior vice president of Marriott Vacation Club International; Allison Frohmann-Bolanovich, director of resort sales for Universal Orlando Resort; Jim Inglis, program director and professor at the Valencia Community College Hospitality & Tourism Institute; and Peter Capodice, President of Capodice & Associates. FIU HTM enjoys the ongoing support of its prominent and actively engaged alumni, which helps maintain the school’s competitiveness and superior standing.
Located in Miami - one of the world’s most recognized tourism-driven economic regions, providing students a unique living laboratory of unmatched experiential learning opportunities - Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management maintains a dynamic curriculum designed to meet the changing needs and demands of the industry. This includes campuses with state-of-the-art facilities, an exceptionally high graduate placement record, and one of the most extensive international reaches of any leading hospitality school with its 1,000-student Tianjin, China campus.
About Florida International University's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Florida International University's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is one of the highest rated hospitality and tourism programs in the United States. Each year, over 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States and around the world choose FIU for its outstanding reputation, advantageous campus locations, expert faculty, rich curriculum, and fast-track career advantages in the international hotel, foodservice and tourism industries. In August 2006 FIU unveiled the first US School of Hospitality and Tourism in Tianjin, China. The Marriott Tianjin China Program is FIU’s largest international program, with a capacity for up to 2,000 students. For more information about Florida InternationalUniversity’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, visit http://hospitality.fiu.edu/.
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