Thirteen students in Ferris State University’s Hospitality Management Program have been inducted into the Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society student chapter.
Eta Sigma Delta is the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education Honor Society that recognizes hospitality management students for academic excellence. The intent of ESD Honor Society is that it will lead hospitality educators and professionals to the highest levels of proficiency and accomplishment in the industry.
In order to be considered, students must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher at a university with a 4.0 grade point average scale system, and must be ranked in the top 20th percentile in their class standing.
“We are so proud of these hospitality students and their achievements,” said Hospitality Management Program Coordinator and Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society advisor Julie A. Doyle. “We have high expectations for them and look forward to the positive impact they will make in the future.”
The Feb. 28 induction ceremony was attended by several Hospitality Management Program Advisory Board members, Ferris administrators and guests. Keynote speaker Kathy Bouwman, franchisee of Yum Brands Incorporated and Ferris Hospitality Management Program alumnus, spoke to the audience about the importance of real-world experience and education when entering the hospitality field.
The 2012 inductees are: Benjamin Beaverson, a Resort Management major from Big Rapids; Nichole Bouwman, a Biotechnology major from Big Rapids; Taima Dry, a Resort Management major from West Branch; Kristen Dundas, a Resort Management major from Marysville; Jessica Femminineo, a Hotel/Resort/Food Industry Management major from Sterling Heights; Abigail Harrold, a Resort Management major from Cleveland, Ohio; Kara Johnson, a Resort Management major from Kent City; Allison Reber, a Resort Management major from White Lake; Rachel Robb, a Resort Management major from Manton; Leslie Smith, a Hotel/Resort/Food Industry Management major from Marysville; Brianne Staley, a Business major from Columbus, Ind.; Sarah Steiner, a Resort Management major from Big Rapids; and Allyson Wetter, a Resort Management major from Macomb.
For more information, contact Hospitality Programs Secretary Mickey Albright at (231) 591-2382 or (231) 468-4641.