Hospitality Management Program Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Location: McCarthy Library Room # 1763A


Brad Engeldinger, Hospitality Coordinator, NVC

Greg Miraglia, CTE Dean, NVC

Stacy Hitchcock, CTE Secretary, NVC

Mike Treleven, Napa-Sonoma Wine Tasting

Mike Cromwell, NCOE- Vintage H.S.

Virginia Bickford, Nelson Staffing

Lilibeth Mora, Hospitality Teacher, Vallejo H.S.

Judith Rowlings, Meadowood Winery

Bertha Lloyd, EWD/SBDC/CTE, NVC

Angie Verdejo, American Canyon Adult Education Center

I.  Welcome and Introductions – Brad Engeldinger

Program coordinator Brad Engeldinger welcomed the attendees and each attendee introduced themselves to the committee.

II.  Program Report – Brad Engeldinger

A.  Update on the NVC Hospitality Program

BCS Dean Greg Miraglia announced that there will be a new full-time hospitality program coordinator for the Fall 2015 semester, discussed future efforts to merge the college’s viticulture, hospitality, culinary arts, and business programs into its own, new division. Greg also announced that there will be five (5) hospitality classes being offered in the Fall 2015 semester and thanked Brad for his contributions.

Brad conducted a program overview while suggesting that the hospitality classes be offered in the evening and on-line to increase enrollment and to obtain a new textbook for the hospitality 125 restaurant management class.

III.  Special Projects

A. Spring 2015

Brad conducted an oral review of the 10th Hospitality Symposium at the UVC on March 25th, 2015. Approximately eighteen hospitality students volunteered at the event; Mike Cromwell and Lilibeth were in attendance and discussed the positive experiences in which they had.

Brad next discussed his participation in the Bay Area Region Hospitality Summit on April 24th, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Concord, CA where they listened to three different keynote speakers, networked with both Bay Area JC and four-year college professors, and reviewed course articulation materials; Brad stated that Hospitality 120, 122 and 125 are currently articulated with San Francisco State University, California State East Bay, San Jose State University, CalPoly SLO, and Chico State University. Mike Cromwell and Lilibeth expressed interest in attending the next Hospitality Summit in October of 2015.

B.  Summer 2015

Brad discussed that two (2) on-line classes will be offered this summer- Hospitality 120 (Introduction) and Hospitality 123 (Sales). He explained that he contacted Renee Sicard from counseling to develop informational flyers to distribute electronically and to post on campus in efforts to increase enrollment. Virginia Bickford took several dozen brochures to distribute at Nelson Staffing to qualified candidates and both Mike Cromwell and Lilibeth Mora said that they will announce these classes to their graduating seniors.

Brad also communicated the importance of attracting guest speakers to all of the hospitality classes moving forward. Virginia suggested using Skype and Mike Treleven offered to speak and to bring his manager to come in and present to one of the classes.

IV.  Miscellaneous

In closing, Mike Treleven, a former NVC hospitality student and current employee of Napa-Sonoma Wine Tasting took a moment to explain to the committee how his time in the NVC Hospitality program transformed his life. Brad explained how Mike took each class two times over, completed every assignment, mentored other students, and took advantage of every learning opportunity to better himself which ultimately lead to full-time employment in the industry and the creation/development of his own limousine transportation business in the Napa Valley.

Bard was also to successfully develop and articulate a hospitality credit by examination test and agreement documentation in collaboration with Mike Cromwell from Vintage H.S., Lilibeth Mora from Vallejo H.S. and Berta Lloyd from NVC’s CTE division.

V.  Adjourn

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.