Lipscomb announced the launch of the new School of Hospitality and Entertainment Management major on August 29th, 2018. This semester will be the first time student are enrolled and taking classes in the new major under director Beth Morrow.
The program is said to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional certificates and will have four areas of emphasis; lodging, food and beverage, tourism and entertainment. According to an article released earlier in the summer, the program will be a collaborative instruction from the “George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.”
The collaborative effort from three colleges will create students who are diverse and ready to take on the hospitality industry through entertainment, food and beverage, management, hospitality and more.
With Nashville’s fast-growing tourism and entertainment industry, this program is adaptive and almost nesecarry of Lipscomb’s environment. To give students practical real-life experience, Lipscomb has taken advantage of its downtown Nashville neighbor and will be using its downtown Spark campus and Bison Inn, the main-campus hotel containing 82 rooms.
Students will essentially be given paid jobs on a rotation around campus with faculty advising them along the way.
Director Beth Morrow released a quote to Lipscomb in a program update saying, “We know hospitality management includes making unforgettable moments for guests but it also involves impacting the lives of those employed in the field at every level … in these places humanity happens.”
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