During the event, TIMSO members helped with registration,
catering, silent auctions, raffles, and scoring for participants
entertaining and interactive event.
Nine TIMSO volunteers, as well as TIM faculty members Wendy Lam,
Dr. Jerome Agrusa, and Dr. Joseph Patoskie, worked alongside
HHSMA members to help make the event a major success. Event participants
came from all areas of the travel industry and were met with
great energy and enthusiasm from the volunteers.
The purpose of the event was to raise money for the HHSMA Educational
Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to students pursuing
careers in the hospitality or tourism-related industries. The
money generated is also used to support charities within the
HHSMA has been awarding scholarships to college students since
2002. HPU’s TIM students have volunteered for the group’s
fundraisers and community events since that time, allowing many
students to attend this networking opportunity. So far HPU TIM
students have earned 13 scholarships.