The student Hospitality Management club made a donation of $800 to the North Carolina Restaurant Relief Fund. https://www.ncrestaurantrelief.com/
The students wanted to support those who have been deeply affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus on restaurant workers in our state. Our students are part of this industry and they each have been affected by being furloughed or terminated from their jobs. Led by club president, student Olivia Kane, and club advisor Walter Rapetski the club donated the majority of the funds they had earned to support those in need.
“It was not surprising that the students stepped up like this” said Rapetski. “These students understand the importance of supporting the local community and how being future managers and leaders in hospitality how necessary it is to being an active, supportive part of one’s community”. The student hospitality club usually uses their funds for events to meet with local hotel and restaurant business owners to learn about the intricacies of running a business.
When A-B Tech closed the campus in March due to the coronavirus and went solely with online learning, the students could have held onto their funding for next fall semester. However in the true spirit of hospitality they reached out to help those in need.