Eta Sigma Delta Welcomes
92 New Members
Eta Sigma Delta, an international hospitality management honor society that recognizes exceptional academic achievement among hospitality and tourism scholars, recently welcomed 92 students from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida during the Fall 2013 Induction Ceremony. The new members of the UCF Rosen College chapter were formally introduced on Nov. 20 in the Disney Dining Room, where the inductees pledged to uphold the high standards of scholastic and professional achievements established by the honor society.
The induction ceremony was hosted by faculty advisers Dr. Kevin Murphy and Dr. Po-Ju Chen, as well as Chapter President Sarah Rollins, Chapter Vice President Emily Karson, Chapter Secretary Kara Cederquist, and Chapter Activity Chair Monica Farmer.
Mr. Jim Burns, Vice President/Managing Director of Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando and Chairman of the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (CFHLA) Board of Directors served as keynote speaker. Mr. Burns addressed the importance of Leadership, Creativity, Professionalism, Excellence, and Ethics (the five points of the ESD honor society creed) to hospitality industry career success. He inspires new members to adhere to these five standards for their future contribution to academia and the hospitality and tourism industry.
As members of Eta Sigma Delta, students distinguish themselves in the eyes of educators, recruiters and industry executives. In addition, the honor society provides a networking system that allows for interaction and the exchange of information among students.
Members of the prestigious honor society also are invited to participate in special functions at annual trade shows.
To be invited to join Eta Sigma Delta, students must be majoring in Hospitality Management or a related field with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
For more information on Eta Sigma Delta and the benefits of the organization, please visit www.chrie.org.