Arkansas names Bates hospitality executive in residence

Amy Bates co-teach a course, Meeting and Events.
Amy Bates co-teach a course, Meeting and Events. | Contributed photo
The University of Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences recently announced that Bates Events President Amy Bates will be the human nutrition and hospitality innovation program’s executive in residence.
"The hospitality innovation program is thrilled to welcome Amy as executive in residence for the fall 2016 semester," associate professor and Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation Program assistant director Kelly Way said. "We've worked on events with Amy and her staff in the past, so having her in the classroom was a natural fit for our students."
Bates has previously worked with the university to offer an ambassador, allowing students to gain practical experience in the hospitality field. This role will also see her co-teach a course, Meeting and Events, with hospitality instructor Dede Hamm.
"Having worked with the University of Arkansas hospitality program for the past five years, whether it be in mentoring students or through their involvement in our ambassador program, I believe there is a true lack of real-world experience each student needs to understand and achieve,” Bates said. “In accepting this position as executive in residence, I will invest my time and energy in our future invaluable industry leaders."

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