Hospitality Management Students Work Super Bowl XLV!
March 28, 2011


February 2011 the city of Arlington, Texas was abuzz with Superbowl XLV activities. The University of North Texas Hospitality Management students scored a "touchdown" helping with pre-Super Bowl activities and the day of the big game.


Students from the Hospitality Management Club at Gateway Center volunteered for the "Taste of the NFL" event. The Club General Manager, Charlie Foster, explained that "our team from UNT helped out with greeting, directing, and serving the guests cheerfully during the snowy evening." The star studded guest list included Roger Staubach, Daryl Johnston, and a rockin' performance by four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Martina McBride.  Also, Mayor Mike Moncrief, and UNT grad Bill Lively, CEO of Superbowl XLV, were wowed by the team that evening. This pre-game event raised over $1 million to help fight hunger.


The day of Superbowl XLV, over 30 Hospitality Management students worked in the suites and concessions with Legends Hospitality, catering company for Cowboy's Stadium.  UNT graduate student, Jackie Matte, worked one of the VIP suites and stated, "working the Super Bowl gave me insight into the industry.  I was able to apply all that I have been learning in school, and I had a once in a lifetime experience."


In addition, one of the SMHM students performed on the stage as a back-up dancer for the Black Eyed Peas during the spectacular half-time performance. UNT was most decidedly well-represented at this historic event for the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

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