Endicott’s School of Hospitality Management receives ACPHA Accreditation
Beverly, MA --Endicott College’s School of Hospitality Management joined an elite group of colleges and universities recently 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.
For more information about Endicott’s School of Hospitality Management, go to www.endicott.edu/hospitalitymanagement or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Endicott College
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers Doctor, Master and Bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,350 undergraduate and more than 2,500 adult and graduate students. Learn more at www.endicott.edu.
ACPHA™ consists of 12 Commissioners, including hospitality educators, executives from the lodging, restaurant and hospitality industry and members of the public at large. The Commission members meet twice a year to review, assess and evaluate two-year and four-year hospitality programs at colleges and universities across the United States. The overall objectives of the accreditation of programs in Hospitality Administration is to provide public assurance that programs in hospitality administration are of acceptable quality, to provide guidance to programs in the continued improvement of their educational offerings and related activities and to promote higher educational and ethical standards of professional education and enhance the public understanding of the hospitality field.