On May 3, 2018, South University, Tampa and faculty member Dr. Joseph Heinzman, Jr. were honored with a Certificate of Recognition from Hillsborough County Public Schools for their work with the Hillsborough County Public Schools Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Committee.
"I want to thank South University, Tampa President James McCoy for his support of this activity that has benefitted high school students seeking a career in hospitality and tourism management or in general business management," said Dr. Heinzman, the Business and Healthcare Management Program Director at our Tampa campus, who has been serving as the Hillsborough County Public Schools Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Committee secretary.
Chef Clyde Tanner of The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design; Santiago Corrada, CEO of Visit Tampa Bay; and South University’s own Dr. Heinzman were the only business partners in Florida to complete an extensive survey of the State of Florida High School Hospitality and Tourism Curriculum for the Florida Hospitality and Tourism Annual Conference in Miami. Their input was reviewed broadly and changes made to the Florida State curriculum based on their recommendations.
Today, the Hillsborough County Public Schools students have a broad curriculum covering many aspects of business with a focus on hotel management, hospitality management, and tourism management.
In 2018, South University’s support also included judging the annual DECA competition in January. DECA is a not-for-profit organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. For their help with the competition, the university was recognized at the awards banquet in front of 575 students, administrators, and teachers representing 15 high schools in Hillsborough County at the TPepin Conference Center.
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