Hospitality management program director, Joseph Tormey, and assistant professor, Michelle Russen, traveled to New York City on Nov. 11-14 with six CSUSB Palm Desert Campus students -- Julia Vizcaino, Alyssa Negrete, Eileen Hernandez, Rosa Benito, Amanda Reigle and Yessica Fonseca -- to attend the HX: The Hotel Experience Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 

The trip was funded by a CSUSB Instructional Related Activities Grant, and the trade show afforded educational seminars and numerous networking opportunities with industry professionals and peers.

The group stayed in the city’s Financial District, and visited iconic venues and attractions, including the New York Stock Exchange, the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, the World Trade Center, the Staten Island Ferry, the Statue of Liberty, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, Times Square, and other notable buildings, parks and tourist spots.

Visit the Hospitality Management webpage for more information about the program.

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