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  • Center for Hospitality Management

    • Academic Center North
    • Tel: 610-499-1101
  • Kenn Tacchino


Clubs & Organizations, Hospitality Management

Program Highlight

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Students Attend Conferences

American Hotel and Lodging Association student members attending the fall conference in New York City.

Students in the Center for Hospitality Management gain leadership experience by participating in local and national clubs and organizations. 

American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) 

The purpose of Widener University’s American Hotel & Lodging Association Chapter is to be student advocates for America’s lodging industry through education, information, and member services that are offered through The American Hotel & Lodging Association nationally and locally to students at Widener University’s Center for Hospitality Management. 

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)

The objectives of the association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of its members; and to assist club officers and members through their managers to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations.

National Association of Catering and Events (NACE)

NACE is dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry. NACE offers educational programs, professional certification, chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects, and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference.

National Society of Minorities in Hospitality Management (NSMH)

The mission of NSMH is to educate in order to aid in the recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry. The society strives to build and maintain relationships between hospitality professionals and minority students in ways that encourage a lifelong commitment to the organization.

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) National Hospitality Honor Society

The professional benefits of Eta Sigma Delta include an opportunity for outstanding students to distinguish themselves in the eyes of educators, recruiters, and industry executives in an increasingly competitive industry. In addition, ESD provides a networking system through their chapters that allows for interaction and the exchange of information among students. Often, ESD meets for special events or functions at annual trade shows.