Hospitality and Tourism Management

Nonprofit with GVSU roots unites volunteers for projects across Michigan

Michigan Cares for Tourism, a nonprofit founded by a GVSU faculty member, has been organizing restoration projects at parks and recreation areas across the state since 2012.

May 23, 2024

GVSU-authorized charter school volunteers for park project

Students from GVSU-authorized Byron Center Charter School joined Michigan Cares for Tourism to spruce up Lake Macatawa Campground, Holland State Park, Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park and Muskegon State Park.

Apr 20, 2023

GVSU video helping hospitality, tourism industry overcome workforce shortage

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management hopes a video it conceived can entice students to careers in an industry recovering from the effects of the pandemic.

Dec 8, 2021

DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health will help meet changing needs of health care industry

About 400 community members and donors attended a November 3 dedication ceremony for the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health.

Nov 3, 2021

Students' research helps struggling Michigan tourism industry

In an effort to help rebuild the state's tourism industry, HTM students conducted visitor research for Convention and Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) across the state.

Jan 25, 2021

In his classes, Michael Scantlebury uses 'as many avenues as possible' to reach students online

Watch Scantlebury, associate professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management, talk about his approach to interacting with students in the online setting.

Nov 12, 2020

Two recent graduates credit Thompsons for providing them access to college

The coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis are not stopping two recent Grand Valley graduates from starting their careers. Both women credit a generous Detroit couple for helping them get to college in the first place.

Jun 12, 2020

HTM professor leads hospitality industry virtual education conference in response to COVID-19

The virtual education conference will feature hospitality and event industry leaders from around the world, who will provide resources for professionals and redefine the effectiveness of the industry's future. 

Apr 20, 2020

Academy of Hospitality & Tourism wins governor's award

The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids has been recognized by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for innovation and collaboration.

Mar 2, 2020

Students share problem-solving ideas at CCPS research symposium

From how to combat the effects of climate change on ski resorts, to preventing California wildfires, to eradicating rural poverty in Michigan, more than 100 students presented their research and proposed solutions to pressing problems during a day-long symposium sponsored by the College of Community and Public Service.

Nov 21, 2019