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June 9, 2014
Contact: Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
Green Mountain College's Resort and Hospitality Management Graduates 16 Students
POULTNEY, VT—Green Mountain College awarded bachelor of science degrees to 16 students in the College’s Resort and Hospitality Management Program Saturday, June 7 at a 10 a.m. ceremony at The Peak Lodge in Killington.
Green Mountain College president Paul J. Fonteyn, president of Killington/Pico Ski Resort Partners Michael Solimano, and GMC Trustee Bob Charlebois addressed the graduates. The student speaker was Korey Kubricki, of Essex, Conn.
All RHM graduates at the Killington School of Resort Management complete an intensive three-year program, earning a bachelor of science degree in resort and hospitality management and significant work experience in the resort industry. The program is a close partnership between the College and Killington, combining GMC’s environmental liberal arts curriculum with real-world expertise provided by senior managers at the resort.
Students study on a trimester schedule, gaining practical experience during the winter “co-op” program and through an intensive third year internship. They live at The Lodge, a residence hall on Killington mountain, and attend classes at the College’s main campus in Poultney and at the High Ridge Conference Center in Killington.
“Students graduate in three years with a bachelor degree and extensive work and management experience—a pretty unbeatable combination in today’s competitive job market,” said Pauze.
Green Mountain College is a four-year liberal arts college that takes the environment as a unifying theme for undergraduate and graduate programs.