All of the recent graduates from Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management program are gainfully employed in hospitality and related businesses, proving that an HRTM degree from the nation’s first Historically Black College or University is a valuable commodity.
With seasoned faculty in the hospitality industry teaching HRTM students, hands-on experience via internships, and exposure to industry leaders at national conferences, Cheyney graduates can soar to great heights in a high-demand industry.
For example, among the university’s Class of 2016:
- Akeem Whittaker and Islam Fish are working as managers for the Red Robin Restaurant Company.
- Christian Fairchild is enjoying success with a recently established real estate and transportation business.
- Daquan Cook is engaged full-time with Impark (Imperial Parking Corporation), one of the largest parking management companies in North America.
- Khayriyyah Furqan is a manager for Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
- Marque Levy is a manager with Sodexo, a multinational food services and facilities management company.
- Serea Robinson is a supervisor at The Logan Philadelphia hotel
- Yuhanna Muhammed is a manager trainee at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii.
Many of these opportunities were the direct result of Cheyney’s annual participation in the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality Regional Conference and the Annual Conference and Career Fair.
Cheyney’s HRTM Program is recognized as one of the 50 most affordable small colleges for Hospitality Administration.
Students get cutting-edge, experiential education that boosts their industry knowledge, hones their decision-making and critical-thinking skills, prepares them for entry-level managerial success, and provides critical partnerships with leading industry organizations.