As reported in the Athens Banner Herald, this Tuesday, March 27, will see Piedmont College highlighting both their business school and its new Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.
The first event, which last about three hours, will start at 1 p.m. as the college will host the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program portion. They will team up with The Classic Center Authority and The Classic Center Cultural Foundation.
Later on, from 5 to 7 p.m., Piedmont will begin the second half of its event when they host a community open house at the college’s Athens campus at 595 Prince Ave. for prospective students and others interested in learning more about Piedmont’s Harry W. Walker School of Business.
Both events are free to the public and are being showcased as a way to help launch the new Piedmont Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Program as Piedmont builds its presence in the Athens area, said Piedmont College President James Mellichamp.
“We have been in Athens for more than two decades,” Mellichamp told the paper. “Athens is a growing market and we are going to grow with it.”
This is the second time that a partnership was forged between the Demorest-based college and The Classic Center Authority and The Classic Center Cultural Foundation in connection with Piedmont’s new Hospitality and Tourism Management program.
The entire curriculum will be catered to the fast-growing hospitality industry.
Currently, the industry ranks as the second-largest sector employer in Georgia and the third-largest private industry in the Athens area.
Helping with funding, both the Classic Center Authority and The Classic Center Cultural Foundation gave an endowment, which helps support hospitality education and in turn assist in funding the program. These include courses in hotel, club and vineyard management and other areas.
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