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FGCU Resort & Hospitality Management Hosts "Hyatt High School Summer Bridge Program"

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A group of high school students is set to participate in the second "Hyatt High School Summer Bridge Program" hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) School of Resort & Hospitality Management (RHM) June 1-6.

Twelve high school students from Estero High School, Cape Coral High School, and Island Coast High School will be introduced to the Resort & Hospitality Management Program at FGCU, university life, and the hospitality industry. Student volunteers from the School of Resort & Hospitality will take part in the program.

Participating students will be housed for three days on the FGCU campus and two days at the Hyatt Coconut Point Plantation Resorts. The program includes lectures by industry professionals, RHM faculty, culinary demonstration, service and community learning, and tours of hospitality-related businesses.

The program is funded by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, with additional support from local hospitality companies. Sponsors include Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Hyatt Coconut Plantation, Hyatt Place, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Jason's Deli, Grey Oaks Country Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Famous Dave's, and Hertz.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor Marcia Taylor at (239) 590-7692.

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