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HTM Testimonials

“This program made my love for the hospitality industry grow. I’m so thankful to be able to be apart of the program and help me reach my dream job! -Ellisha Thomas
“Through the HTM department, I was able to connect with amazing professors and resources that provided many real-world connections and opportunities. The people-first foundations of the department can really set you up for success in any career. As a student looking for a program suited towards the music industry and event planning, this was the best choice for me! – Emily Hicks
“I honestly believe that the HRT program has the most genuine, caring, and supportive professors I have had throughout my entire education. I have grown extensively as a human being in my last 4 years at UTK, and I will never forget how much each and every one of my HRT professors has impacted me and helped me grow into the person I am today. The most important thing I’ve learned about the Hospitality Industry is this: Service is what you do to someone, and Hospitality is how you make someone feel. “In the end, what’s most meaningful is creating positive, uplifting outcomes for human experiences and human relationships” – Danny Meyer
“I have absolutely loved this program, my professors were some of the most supportive people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and they truly care about their students. I’m so happy I chose this major! – Kelsie Hudson Beasley
“The HTM program has a lot to offer its students, whether it’s hotel management, restaurant management, event planning, ect, there’s something for everyone. The professors are amazing and genuinely care about the success of their students and will help in any way. Dr. Williams and Dr. Benjamin are the most amazing professors I’ve ever met and made a big difference in my college career. I would highly recommend this program to anyone that is even slightly interest in Hospitality as a career. – Victoria Bailey