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Hospitality Management Program Receives Accreditation

September 4, 2009

The Hospitality Management Program at Atlantic Cape Community College recently received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Management.

Accreditation through the ACPHA is a status granted to an educational institution or a program found to meet or exceed stated standards of educational quality.

"This accreditation assures students our program is up-to-date, and that the faculty and college are committed to continuous improvement," Hospitality Management  Professor Josette Katz said. "We are one of 50 international schools that have undergone this voluntary process."

The ACPHA consists of 12 commissioners, including hospitality educators, executives from the lodging, restaurant and hospitality industry and members of the public at large. The commission meets twice a year to review, assess and evaluate two- and four-year hospitality programs at colleges and universities.

ACCC faculty members who worked to secure the accreditation were Katz; Business Department Chair Dan Thoren; Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management Donna Vassallo; and Director of Academic Program Effectiveness and Dual Enrollment Dr. Dottie Dunayer.

For more information about ACCC's Hospitality Management Program, visit