In 2017, the Cheyney Foundation supported the Hospitality Department and covered the attendance of 23 students at the National Minorities in Hospitality Conference (NSMH) in Florida. Senior Tyneesah Davenport shares her gratitude below:
“I would encourage all HRTM students to join NSMH. I wish I would have joined sooner than my junior year. But since I’ve joined, so many opportunities have come my way. It’s a great way to build your self-confidence, social skills, and interview skills. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to represent the FIRST Historically Black College and University—Cheyney University.”
Many of the students learned vital lessons that they would not have learned having stayed in a classroom. Of the 8 graduating students who attended the conference, 6 students left with full time positions across the nation.
Read below to see some additional comments from the students who we sponsored on the trip: