Feb. 28, 2008 by Justin Bannister NMSU News Center
The New Mexico State University chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality came up big this past weekend, winning several awards during their national conference in Pittsburgh. NSMH is a student-led organization in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at NMSU.
“We are proud our chapter brought home many awards,” said Lisa Berry, an NMSU student and public relations director for NSMH. “We want to thank all members for their hard work and effort this year. We could not have done it without them.”
NSMH competed against more than 60 different chapters nationwide. The club won an award for “Best Activities” which included the Renaissance Faire, Mariachi Festival, Jazz Happening, Spring Cup, Campus Community Connections, Club Rush, Keep State Great and a number of outreach programs for high schools in Las Cruces and Alamogordo. Gladys Montoya won the “President of The Year” award and Megan Hernandez was recognized for her scholarship from Starwood Hotel and Resorts.
“We’d like to thank the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management for its support and the professionalism it has taught us,” said Berry. “Special thanks goes to Priscilla Bloomquist for helping us receive grants to make it possible for us to attend this year’s national conference and for always going out of her way to help NSMH. We couldn’t have done it without her. Also, a thanks goes to Elizabeth Albin for being our adviser. She helped make our trip possible and much more enjoyable.”