Batavia, New York —Genesee Community College is pleased to announce Tourism and Hospitality Management student, Lauren Hoffmeister, has won the annual Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) Education Foundation scholarship. Lauren is a second year student and has received a $2000 scholarship from the organization this year. Lauren is a resident of Attica, NY and is the daughter of Annette and David Seiferth and Mike and Linda Hoffmeister.
Lauren received the scholarship based on her high GPA, her active involvement in industry clubs and events, and her long-term goal of launching a successful career in the travel and tourism industry by earning an Associate in Applied Science degree from Genesee’s Tourism and Hospitality Management program. After finishing her degree in the fall of 2012, she hopes to acquire a job in the dynamic hospitality and tourism industry.
“Lauren is a great example for the Tourism and Hospitality students here at GCC,” Amy Slusser, associate professor of Tourism and Hospitality said. “She works hard in and out of the classroom. We are excited for her to win this scholarship and continue her interest in the tourism industry.”
Last year Lauren was involved with the planning of GCC’s annual fashion show. The "A la Mode" themed show was a success and a great experience for hospitality students at GCC.
“It gave me a taste of what I will be doing in my career one day,” Lauren said. “And I absolutely loved it! It was a lot of fun, as well as a great learning experience.”
As a student in Genesee Community College’s Tourism and Hospitality Management A.A.S. program, Lauren’s studies include hotel operations, food and beverage management, and meeting and convention planning, as well as courses in accounting, professional sales, and marketing. The hospitality and tourism industry is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world.
Students in Genesee’s Tourism and Hospitality Associate in Applied Science degree program can choose from two tracks of study, Tourism Management or Hospitality Management. In addition to the A.A.S. degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Genesee also offers a Hospitality Management certificate program for anyone interested in an accelerated one-year introduction to the world’s fastest-growing industry.
For further information contact Amy Slusser, assistant professor of Hospitality Management at 585-343-0055 x 6332 or go to: http://www.genesee.edu/academics/programs/Business/TravelTour/
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