Hospitality & Tourism Management Program: Alumni Spotlights

Hospitality & Tourism Management Program: Alumni Spotlights

SCC’s Hospitality Management Program offers Degrees and Certificates in multiple managerial fields: golf, hotel, restaurant, spa & wellness, tourism development, and meeting and event management. These hands-on programs provide real-world experience, so our graduates are ready to join the workforce. Students wishing to pursue a higher degree will benefit from SCC’s university partnerships, allowing for a seamless transfer of credits. Meet a few of our successful graduates!

Alumni Spotlight

Janelle Hoffman

Janelle Hoffman, Director of SCC’s Hospitality & Tourism Management Programs

SCC’s diverse Hospitality Management Program allows students to explore the many different avenues of hospitality management, whether in hotels, restaurants, sports venues, amusement parks, the cruising industry, transportation, and even healthcare. Industry partnerships provide incredible Workforce Development opportunities to our students as they’re attending school.

Joseph Assaf

Joseph Assaf, Event Operations Manager at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

As an international student, Assaf values the experience and education provided by SCC. He was afforded opportunities to explore all avenues of Hospitality Management, from culinary to operations management to event planning.

Vanessa Lister

Vanessa Lister, Area Executive Meetings Manager for the Hyatt Place, Phoenix, and the AC Hotel, Tempe

By leveraging SCC’s partnership with NAU, Lister earned her Bachelor’s degree without leaving SCC’s campus. The convenience of the 90/30 program allowed her to continue working locally in hospitality as she completed her NAU coursework.

Zachary Sporbert

Zachary Sporbert, Assistant General Manager of The Camby Hotel, Autograph Collection

One of the many reasons Sporbert recommends SCC’s Hospitality Management Program to future students is our industry-expert faculty. SCC’s relationships with local hospitality groups enable SCC to offer internships, externships, and workforce development opportunities to students.