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The 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award goes to School of Hospitality Faculty Member
May, 2013 - The School of Hospitality Management is pleased to annouce that the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2013 was awarded to Brendan Cronin. Professor Brendan Cronin completed his hospitality management studies in Ireland and is a graduate of the City and Guilds Institute of London. He continued his studies in Switzerland in various 5 star hotels, restaurants and resorts. He has since worked for major international hotel companies in Ireland, Switzerland, Africa, Thailand, Macao, Malaysia and Singapore.
Prior to joining Endicott College in 1995, He taught at Les Roches Hotel Management School in Switzerland – rated one of the top hotel management schools in the world. During his stay at Les Roches, he obtained his Master Chef qualification, the highest culinary achievement recognized worldwide. Brendan has worked on several hospitality textbooks, especially in the field of translation and translated the original textbook "Precis de Cuisine" from French and German to English for the Swiss food company, Nestlé. He is a member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE), and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA).
Brendan has a Master of Business Administration from Endicott College where he teaches Events Management, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Senior Internship Seminars. He serves on several committees on campus and is the chapter advisor for Eta Sigma Delta, The International Hospitality Management Honor Society. In 2012, Brendan published his first book, Cheffin’ - the first part of a trilogy autobiography.
Record breaking attendace at Honor Society Fundraising Event
April 22, 2013 - Eta Sigma Delta, the School of Hospitality Honor Society, held its annual International Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser on April 19. A record breaking 420 people attended and collectively donated over $9,000, which translates into 9 scholarships being awarded to deserving hospitality students in the fall. Organized together with the Event Management class and the alumni office, the event is one of the highlights of the spring.
Endicott Hospitality Senior honored in Rhode Island
December 13, 2012 - 28 Rhode Island college students will be celebrated by Leadership Rhode Island, when the College Leadership Rhode Island (CLRI) class of 2012 graduates in a ceremony at the State House.
Actually, make that 27, as Danielle Gaboury will be the only one honored who currently is not enrolled in Rhode Island, but instead is a senior at the School of Hospitality Management at Endicott College.
"These emerging leaders from local colleges and universities will become CLRI's newest alumni - Rhode Island's future!", said Mike Ritz, Executive Director of Leadership Rhode Island. The students come from a variety of schools and academic backgrounds throughout Rhode Island.
Danielle completed her full semester internship at Leadership Rhode Island, where her supervisors were thrilled with her work ethic. We are excited that Danielle was selected among this selective group of peers, as it showcases her dedication and motivation, as well as her personal drive to succeed.
Standing room only at hospitality student organizations
October 15, 2012 - The Endicott Event Management Organization (EEMO), as well as the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) Student Chapter saw a record attendance at the start of the 2012 Fall semester meeting, as the rooms filled with students who were eager to learn more about them.
EEMO is centered on a group of students who come together to discuss and promote the event industry. Established in 2009 by two School of Hospitality Management students, EEMO works to provide students with opportunities to learn about the event industry and gain real-world experience. Linda Robson, faculty advisor for the group, describes the students as “extremely dedicated and committed to learning about the industry. Last year EEMO planned the ECO Awards. People who came were surprised the event had been planned by students, because it was so high quality. It is a pleasure and an honor to work with these students, as they are as strong as any professional I have met.” This year EEMO is organizing a variety of events, including a speed networking event with industry professionals such as Jill Moran (jsmoran special events); Bobby Dutton (Groove Boston); Amy Dearth (Gateway Productions) and Jodi Johnson (Crazy Chefs Catering). Members of EEMO will also be planning the Red Cross Massachusetts Youth Dance in December and the ECOs again next April. For more details and information, join the EEMO facebook page!
The AH&LA Student Chapter is in its final phase of approval and will be one of a handful of student chapters active around the U.S, as colleges and universities across the nation are working with AH&LA to provide students a forum to increase their industry knowledge, introduce them to key players, and open them to the myriad of opportunities available within the lodging industry. Chapters are encouraged to pursue activities that engender networking opportunities, support the local community, increase members' understanding on issues of importance to the industry, and continually draw new members to join. Faculty advisor Suzanne Bagnera was very pleased with the first introductory meeting and is looking forward to a great year.
School of Hospitality Management Receives New Accreditation
August 10, 2012 - Endicott College’s School of Hospitality Management joined an elite group of colleges and universities earlier this week when it received final approval for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Endicott College will be one of four colleges within New England to receive the prestigious honor. Accreditation is granted to an educational institution that has been found to meet or exceed stated standards of educational excellence by its peers.
During their accreditation visit, the nationally selected committee specifically noted that “Endicott’s School of Hospitality Management is to be commended on the tremendous amount of work that has been done in transforming the curriculum and increasing faculty participation in community and professional organizations, while enhancing the visibility of the program and growth of scholarly and service initiatives.”
Bill Samenfink, Dean of the School of Hospitality Management, noted that “we are extremely pleased with the announcement as it validates the quality of education students receive on a daily basis at Endicott College. The accreditation process was a team effort, allowing us to examine and evaluate our hospitality program; however, being accredited does not mean we will be resting on our laurels, as we plan to continuously examine and improve the hospitality program.” In addition, Dr. Samenfink pointed out that “graduating seniors will also receive a certificate of completion presented by ACPHA.”
Endicott College‘s School of Hospitality Management is a progressive leader in educating and developing professionals with an integrated managerial understanding of leadership, business and service. By combining applied and theoretical teaching and learning, these professionals will appreciate the diversity and richness of the global hospitality industry. The program currently enrolls over 200 students. It offers Majors in Hotel Management and Hospitality Management, as well as concentrations in Events Management, Senior Community management and International Hospitality Management. With an active alumni population, graduates are successfully employed in managerial positions on national and international levels, and maintain strong ties to their college.
International Wine and Beer Tasting
May 5, 2012 - The Third Annual Eta Sigma Delta International Wine and Beer took place on April 20th. Over 400 people attended and sampled an international array of wines and beers at the Misselwood Estate, served by Hospitality Management honor students, as well as students from the Events Management Class.
Founded in 2002, the Endicott chapter of Eta Sigma Delta gave close to $10,000 in scholarship money, raised from various event such as Thanksgiving pie sales and wine & beer tastings, to deserving hospitality students.
Endicott College Boston to offer Associate Degree in HospitalityBoston, MA
-- Endicott College Boston, the academic center located at 19 Temple Place in Downtown Crossing, has announced that it will be offering an Associate degree in Hospitality starting Fall 2013. The Associate degree is a two year course covering basic business management as well as hotel, food and beverage, and events management. Students will learn a core curriculum of Arts and Humanities, Math and Science, and General Psychology.
Marcelo Juica, Director of Endicott College Boston said: “The hospitality industry in Boston is among the strongest in the nation. With new hotels and the recent addition to the South Boston Convention Center, the demand for an educated workforce will continue to grow. Programs like this will help provide the industry with skilled, local workers.”
Endicott has reached out to the stakeholders in the industry to tailor the program to the real needs of the community. Brian Pellinen, Academic Dean of Professional Studies, has worked closely with the front line management of local hotels as well as their respective corporate offices. “In some hotels as many as 50% of the management positions are filled by someone already working at the hotel,” said Pellinen. “That will soon be the norm and it highlights the need for programs that are relevant to the working individual. The hospitality industry is a career gateway for many people, and we want to help students build the skills to make it an even more rewarding career choice.”
Many of the prospective students will be first generation college attendees, and in many cases first generation Americans. This new program is built for both students new to the hospitality field or those already in the industry and looking to continue to work towards earning a college degree. Endicott has always been an innovator in assisting students in accrediting prior learning or life experience, and that practice will apply to this new degree as well. “Our counselors will work one-on-one with students to assist them in crafting a personalized schedule and financial package.” said Juica.
For more information on this and other programs offered at Endicott College Boston, please contact Marcelo Juica, Director of Endicott College Boston at email@example.com
or call 857-265-3916.
About Endicott College Boston
Endicott College Boston is a non-traditional Undergraduate and Graduate academic center that focuses on serving immigrant populations and first generation college students. Located just off Boston Common at 19 Temple Place, the center offers Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Business, Liberal Studies, Education, Psychology and Hospitality, as well as six levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Learn more and apply at www.endicott.edu/Boston