HRTM students garner national awards

Students in NMSU’s chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality captured a string of victories in 2020 that raised their profile in an organization that aims to educate, encourage and empower minority students interested in pursuing a hospitality career.

The NMSU chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality celebrated winning the Chapter of the Year award and three other awards during the annual NSMH conference in February.

In February 2020, the chapter – comprised of students from the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management – won four awards, including Chapter of the Year, at the annual NSMH conference. The chapter also took home the President of the Year award, honoring the work of the chapter’s current president and HRTM senior Alyssa Adams.

In June 2020, HRTM senior Diana Cook, who has been active in the chapter since 2018, was elected to the NSMH National Board as the national secretary for the 2020-2021 term.

“I am very proud of everything that they have accomplished this last year,” says HRTM faculty member Julie Correa, who serves as the chapter adviser. “They have worked very hard to raise the image of this organization and make it a group that others want to join. This has been such an awesome group of students to work with.”

Carlos Andres López ’10