Hospitality Management Anchor 

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The Hospitality Management Anchor (HMA) is a family-oriented student persistence and retention program, that provides students with resources and support as they matriculate through the Hospitality Management program at Bethune-Cookman University. The purpose of the HMA is to connect the freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior hospitality management students to each other, and to their environment; making the process of persistence to graduation more manageable.  HMA’s theme is, ‘No Man is an Island, No Man Stands Alone.’

The goals of the HMA are to:

  • Improve student persistence and increase student retention
  • Provide students with the social, academic and cultural support and resources that are vital to their persistence and academic success
  • Create a bond among Hospitality Management students, faculty, and staff
  • Provide counseling and support that are essential for college life survival.

All Hospitality Management freshmen and sophomore students are mentored by junior and senior students; some sophomores, juniors, and seniors are paired with buddies. HMA hosts bi-monthly fellowship brunches that are sponsored by industry partners including Red Lobster, Sodexo, Elite Hospitality Inc., and Best Western Plus Hotel. 

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