Four students in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management placed as a top 3 finalist in the PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) annual student competition which was held on December 2, 2019. The team of students included first-year student Alexis Brengman and seniors Julia Clow, Shawna Gray and Cassidy Mandelbaum.
The competition featured teams representing universities from around the country. The University of Florida team selected a cookie convention in the Kansas City area and focused on face-to-face events in a digital era.
This annual student competition was an extracurricular research project during the fall semester. The UF team was advised by Annamarie Sisson, lecturer in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management.
“I am very proud of our student team,” said Sisson. “This competition is a great opportunity for students to work with emerging event themes and present to top event management professionals around the country. I look forward to challenging new students in next year's event.”