NCCU and Durham Tech Partner to Virtually Induct Cohort of Hospitality Scholars

Posted April 16, 2021, 11:44AM

The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Hospitality and Tourism Administration Program and Durham Tech’s Hospitality Management Program has partnered to welcome 21 hospitality scholars and five hospitality professionals into the Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society on March 25, 2021.

Founded in 1978, Eta Sigma Delta is an international honor society for hospitality students. Eligible students represent the top 10% of students in the program of study and have completed at least 50% of their course work with a 3.00 GPA or higher. The organization has roughly 90 chapters across the nation. 

“We are happy to join Durham Tech in recognition of the hard work that all of our students commit themselves to while conducting their hospitality studies,” said LaChelle Wilborn, Ph.D., NCCU’s chapter advisor and clinical assistant professor. “The partnership between NCCU and Durham Tech is important because we are dedicated to ensuring that there is a smooth transition between students who graduate from Durham Tech’s hospitality program and choose to transfer to our bachelor’s degree program by way of a developed course articulation agreement.”

NCCU alumna Zwelibanzi Moyo Williams, chef and co-owner of Zweli’s restaurant in Durham provided the virtual keynote address.

“We are excited about the comradery between the two institutional programs,” said Altarius Moody, director of Durham Tech’s Hospitality Management Program. “Hospitality students have worked hard this past year balancing their academic studies, work, and family life, mental health, and the uncertainty of industry adversities due to the coronavirus pandemic, but somehow, some have managed to continue to do great things and soar academically.”

NCCU and Durham Tech celebrate student academic success annually through membership into the international honor society.

Inductees include:

North Carolina Central University School of Business

Jada Anthony

Diante Blakey

Shondale Conley

Jeffrey L. Eaddy

Simone Edmundson

Chris Fryar

Cheryl Harris

KeShauna Holloway

Janelle Jinwright

Taylor Martin

Tran Nguyen

Tasheed Winston

Durham Tech Community College

Aberto V. Aquino

Kayla E. Bason

James M. Grey

Tira P. Goodwin

Cyrena D. Grafton

Skye L. Kenion

Diahnn Stout- Johnson

Brandi K. Lucas

Jospeh D. Williams

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