Minority Students Gain Access to Scholarships and Hospitality Career Development Opportunities

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md. —Twenty-four students at Prince George’s Community College have established the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) to gain access to programs, conferences, scholarships and networking opportunities. Participating students are eligible for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.   

“Establishing a chapter of NSMH at the college provides many career development opportunities for students seeking to establish themselves in the hospitality field,” said Tiescheka Stuart, adjunct professor and NSMH faculty advisor.   

Members qualify to attend regional conferences as well as the national meeting in Orlando, Florida, February 21-24. Gatherings feature industry roundtable discussions with hospitality professionals from sponsor organizations such as Sodexo, Aramark, Marriott, Disney, Hyatt, Hilton, Starbucks and General Mills. 

Prince George’s Community College is one of only three colleges in Maryland to create a NSMH chapter in the southeast region. For more information, e-mail pgcc@nsmh.org or call 301-502-1475.  To learn more about hospitality courses offered at the college, visit www.pgcc.edu. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.   


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