SJC Brooklyn Hosts Tourism Symposium

December 06, 2016

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – December 6, 2016 – The Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) will present “Brooklyn Tourism: More Than a Bridge,” on Thursday, December 8 at 10 a.m. in SJC Brooklyn’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium.

The panelists, Andrew Hoan, CEO and president of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Mark Levy, owner and operator of  Levy’s Unique New York; and Rachel Felder, author of Inside Brooklyn, will present about tourism in Brooklyn and identify key trends for the borough as a tourist destination. From this discussion, attendees will gain a greater perspective of the future direction of the tourism and hospitality industry and the important role that it plays in the continued economic growth of Brooklyn.

“The Institute at SJC Brooklyn regularly brings in dynamic figures so that our students are at the forefront of the industry,” said Damien Duchamp, chair of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at SJC Brooklyn. “By virtue of our relationships with key people like Andrew, Mark and Rachel, our students can learn from the best about what future visitors to Brooklyn expect.”

In addition to SJC Brooklyn students and the public, a large group of aspiring tourism students from the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus Hall will attend this event as part of the SJC’s partnership with the National Academy Foundation. This partnership is part of SJC Brooklyn’s ongoing efforts to provide future generations of students with the practical knowledge they need to succeed and thrive in both higher education and their chosen careers.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Damien Duchamp at 718.940.5887 or [email protected].

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.