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Masquerade Gourmet Dinner and Silent Auction Benefit Planned for NEW DATE-Wednesday November 2

Monday, October 24, 2016

A new date has been scheduled for the Masquerade Gourmet Dinner and Silent Auction in Cheyney University’s Carnegie Hall Great Room. Now set for Wednesday, November 2, the festive evening will offer 'decadent dining' and quality schmoozing for a worthwhile cause--funding a professional development trip for two dozen students . Doors open at 5:30 pm."

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Cheyney HRTM Education Pays Off – Students and Graduates Hard at Work

Monday, August 22, 2016

All of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's recent Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) graduates are gainfully employed in hospitality and related businesses, proving that an HRTM degree from the nation's first HBCU (Historically Black College or University) isn't just a piece of paper. In addition, numerous current HRTM majors and minors are wrapping up exciting, paid summer internships and jobs.

Cheyney Business, HRTM, and Recreation Students and Faculty Attend Panel Discussion on International Tourism and Business Development

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cheyney University Business, HRTM, and Recreation students and faculty attended a Panel Discussion on International Tourism and Business Development at Temple University on October 6.

Cheyney University Names Hyatt Corporation Industry Partner of the Year

Friday, July 17, 2015

Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management (HRTM) Program, known for producing outstanding graduates who work in key positions in the hospitality industry, recently celebrated its 40th year and named Hyatt Corporation its Partner of the Year.

Cheyney University Offers Free Hyatt Hotel's Summer Bridge Program Beginning July 19

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Hyatt School Summer Bridge Program at Cheyney University this summer introduces high school students to the five major sectors of the modern hospitality industry - hotels & lodging, food & beverage, travel & tourism, recreation & leisure management and meetings & events.

Cheyney HRTM Students Find Job Opportunities at NSMH Conference

Monday, February 16, 2015

A 19-person delegation from the Cheyney University Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management (HRTM) Program is just back from the 26th Annual National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) Conference & Career Fair. The big event was held at The Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA February 11 – 15. A number of them walked away with internship and job offers.

HRTM Senior Stands For Cheyney

Friday, January 31, 2014

CU Senior Aaron Yancey takes his responsibilities seriously. "As a first generation college graduate, I feel obligated to be the ideal Cheyney man, the model student."

Cheyney University Professor and HRTM Program in the Regional Spotlight

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dr. Ivan Turnipseed, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) at Cheyney University, is juggling many balls these days. The newly elected department chair of Hospitality & Recreation Management now plays the lead role in the administration of the HRTM Program, the Recreation & Leisure Management Program, and faculty employees in the Athletics Program.

Popular Entrepreneur and TV Show Host Warren Brown to Give Keynote Address at Annual Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition April 24

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cheyney University’s fourth annual Entrepreneurial Business Plan Awards event is planned for 5 pm on Wednesday, April 24. Author of the book "From the Courtroom to the Kitchen” and host of the TV show “Sugar Rush,” Warren Brown, will give the keynote address at 6 PM in Marian Anderson Music Center.

Senior Sammara Harris Heading to Disney College Internship Program

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cheyney University Professor Shawn Murray, coordinator for Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management program, announced today that Cheyney University senior, Sammara K. Harris, will participate in the Disney College Program internship in January 2012. The program is located in Orlando, FL.

Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Students Attend Multicultural Affairs Congress"s 17th Annual Recognition Luncheon

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Professor Shawn Murray, coordinator for Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Program, freshman Teresa Vickers and junior Samara Harris attended the Multicultural Affairs Congress’s 17th Annual Recognition Luncheon at the Philadelphia Hyatt Belleview on Thursday October 30, 2011.

HRTM Program Partners with National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers

Friday, November 11, 2011

The partnership will provide sponsorships, scholarships, internships and mentoring opportunities for Cheyney University students. "We expect that NABHOOD member facilities will find our graduates among the best prepared for every aspect of the hospitality industry," Murray added. “The hotels that are NABHOOD members provide a great opportunity for alumni and others within the Cheyney University community to support hotels and resorts that support our students.”

Cheyney University HRTM Program Listed as Top 20 Degree Producer

Friday, July 8, 2011

A special report in a recent issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education has named Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) Program as a top 20 degree producer. “The three-part Top 100 Special Report provides the only national analysis of U. S. college’s and university’s success in awarding degrees to Black, Hispanic, Asian American and American Indian students,” the journal noted in an article announcing the top 100 degree producers.

Shawn Murray Gives Back to CMTHS Culinary Program

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shawn Murray works with his mother Gladys on the James Murray & Edwin Wilkinson Scholarship they created. The awards of $1,000 each will be given to three students to attend Cheyney University’s Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program. Shawn Murray, coordinator of the program, is a graduate of the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and the culinary arts program at the Central Montco Technical High School. This year’s recipients of the new scholarship will come from the 2011 class at CMTHS.

November 6th B.E.S.T. Competition

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology “BEST” Competition was held in Philadelphia, PA on November 6, 2010 at the High School of the Future on Girard Ave located near the Philadelphia Zoo. Cheyney University was represented by Dr. Judith Ray, Associate Professor of Cheyney University's School of Education & Professional Studies, and two of her students Leah Mitchell and Kyle Alleyne. Cheyney students served as judges for the Robotics Competition.

Cheyney Students Get a Lesson in Robotics

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cheyney University professor, Dr. Judith Ray, is giving her students in the recreation leisure management program a lesson in the sciences. Two Robots (ROV1 and ROV2) were tested for efficiency and effectiveness in the University’s pool, and the robot buoyancy testing provided an educational opportunity for students in the areas of math, science, test procedures, and experimental protocol for the robots.