Tuskegee participates in Hyatt Hotels hospitality program for high school students


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (June 22, 2011) – Tuskegee University has been chosen to participate in the Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Hospitality Management Consortium’s Hotels Summer Bridge Program for High School Students, a new program aimed at educating aspiring teens on future careers in hospitality and tourism. 

Tuskegee and four other HBCUs will respectively host 20 to 25 selected students for the weeklong program, funded by a Hyatt affiliate. Students will have the opportunity to visit local hospitality businesses, listen to industry professionals, learn about the universities and their offerings, and participate in hands-on activities that will further educate them about the field. 

“We are proud of our strong, longstanding relationship with the HBCU Hospitality Consortium, and the launch of the Summer Bridge Program enhances and validates our commitment to the community and to these schools,” said Sal Mendoza, vice president of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.

The other universities participating in the Hyatt Hotels Summer Bridge Program are: Delaware State University; North Carolina Central University; University of Maryland, Eastern Shore; and Virginia State University.

The program begins at Tuskegee on June 27.

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