UAPB student selected for leadership program


The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality recently selected Trenay Hayes to participate in a leadership institute for six months.

Hayes is a junior specializing in food and restaurant management / hospitality at the University of Arkansas in the Department of Humanities at Pine Bluff, according to a press release.

She is one of 15 students from six historically black colleges and universities selected for the program. In February, Hayes will represent the UAPB at the organization’s regional conference in Orlando, Florida.

Made possible by the NSMH Legacy Fund and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, the training program will provide leadership experience, internship opportunities and professional mentorship. Sharonda Bishop, a member of the NSMH consortium and founder / owner of Bishop Consulting, a human resources and training company, is facilitating the program, the statement said.

For six months, participants will hone their public speaking and interview skills, network with other hospitality students and industry professionals in virtual workshops, and develop their resumes and profiles on networks. social for professionals.

They will also be prepared to take on branch, regional and national leadership roles of the NSMH.

“I congratulate Trenay on being a courageous and confident student and leader,” said Suzzette Goldmon, Ph.D, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism and counselor for the UAPB section of the NSMH. “She will represent the UAPB well in all activities with a lot of enthusiasm, energy and intellect.”

She said Hayes’ tenacity and willingness to seize opportunities was helping to develop UAPB’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, which was established in 2019.

“Although we are a new program in a pool of large institutions and established programs, Trenay is not afraid to compete with other students from across the United States,” said Goldmon.

Recently, Hayes was awarded a $ 1,500 NSMH scholarship.


Kevin E. Boling