Title: Assistant Professor, EventManagement, Hospitality and Business Division
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
Education: A.S. in Food Service Management from MonroeCommunity College; B.S. in HospitalityManagement from Rochester Institute of Technology; M.S. in Service, Leadership and Innovationfrom Rochester Institute of Technology
What do you like most about your job? I love so many things about my job, but the top threereasons are the relationships I have with my students, the freedom I haveto impart my knowledge in a way that makes sense to me, and the wonderfulpeople I work with every day!
Why should students consider studying Event Management? From Wedding Planning to Concert Production Management, and a wholelot in between, Event Management is such an expansive field that studentsare guaranteed to use the skills they learn here in any career choice theymake in the hospitality industry. The key in this industry is the driveto succeed and a lot of energy!
What do you consider to be SUNY Delhi’s hidden gem? Having worked at four other colleges in the past, I would have tosay that SUNY Delhi has a feeling of community that I have never experiencedbefore. Whether it is the relationship between students and faculty,students and other students, or from the level of administration, there isgreat “heart” here at Delhi. This is something that can’t reallybe described, but I know I feel it wherever I go on campus.
Who do you most admire? I most admire two people—my husband and my daughter. Theyboth teach me new lessons about love, happiness, and being a betterperson every day.
What’s your greatest achievement? I don’t feel as though I have accomplished my greatestachievement yet. Being the only one in my family to go to college, I standon a firm belief of continuous, life-long education and striving to reachthe next level—whatever that may be. I believe I will be satisfied withmy achievements when I retire….Or will I?!
If you could change jobs with someone for a day, who would thatbe? I can’t think ofanyone today that I would like to swap with. If I could choose frompeople of all time, I would definitely want to spend time as Frieda Washingtonin 1935. Google her…She’s amazing!