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.
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.
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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