SJC to Host HTM Symposium

February 17, 2016

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – February 18, 2016 – The Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management (IHTM) at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) and the Long Island Hospitality and Leisure Association will host a networking symposium, Trends in Hospitality: Present and Future, on Friday, March 11 at 8 a.m. in the McGann Conference Center at SJC Long Island. 

The event will include a panel discussion by Geoffrey Allen Mills, president of GAM Hospitality Management LLC.; Jan Marie Chesterton, president of the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association and Mike Johnston of the Long Island Hospitality and Leisure Association. The panel will be moderated by Gail Lamberta, Ph.D., associate dean of community development at SJC.

“IHTM's mission is to provide a leading voice in the discussion of responsible hospitality,” said Dr. Lamberta. “By offering these symposiums, we aim to educate surrounding businesses, organizations and community members to help promote development and improve the standards for future leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit To RSVP, contact 631.687.1285 or email [email protected]

SJC Long Island is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Ave.).

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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.