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$50,000 grant to help raise awareness of UNO's hospitality program

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(from left) John Williams, director of the Kabacoff School, Tod Chambers, president of the GNO Hotel & Lodging Association, and Mavis Early, executive director of the GNO Hotel & Lodging Association. Photo Courtesy: UNO (from left) John Williams, director of the Kabacoff School, Tod Chambers, president of the GNO Hotel & Lodging Association, and Mavis Early, executive director of the GNO Hotel & Lodging Association. Photo Courtesy: UNO

New Orleans, La. - Efforts to tell the nation about the University of New Orleans' Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration program got a big boost today.

The Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation donated $50,000 to UNO's Lester E. Kabacoff School. "As demand for well-educated, quality hospitality employees increases GNOHLA's Hospitality Education Foundation is devoted the development and cultivation of new talent for the Greater New Orleans area," said Mavis Early. Early is the Foundation's executive director.

Besides promoting UNO's bachelor and master's degree program, John Williams director of the Kabacoff School said, "the funding will also be used to promote and advertise the launch of our new fully online master of science degree program in hospitality and tourism management, as we further extend student enrollment nationally and internationally."

The Kabacoff School boasts a 100% job placement rate in its master's degree program.

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