IUP’s CMAA Student Club Hosts the Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing

Posted on 5/9/2019 2:23:48 PM

The IUP Student Chapter of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), hosted by the Department of Hospitality Management, volunteered for the Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation’s (PCFM) Annual Golf Outing held at the Fox Chapel Golf Club on Monday, May 6, 2019.  Members volunteering were Kassidy Brosch, Victoria Brosch, Casey Crimboli, Raven Russell, and Matthew Marinchek.  Joining the students were CMAA advisors Stephen Shiring, department chairperson, and Yasong (Alex) Wang, associate professor.

CMAA Golf Outing Fox Chapel 5-6-19

Since the PCMF founding in June 2017, the Foundation members have worked closely with Shiring and Wang to provide networking, educational opportunities, internships, and professional employment for student CMAA members at IUP. Both Shiring and Wang serve as governors on the PCMF.  

CMAA’s mission is to provide unique educational programs that help reflect the latest trends in the private club industry. The student and professional members benefit from the opportunities available at the World Conference and are offered many hands-on topics that can be applied to their careers.  

The IUP Chapter of CMAA benefits from the supportive PCFM. The PCFM matches all student chapter fundraising efforts. These funds are used to help our students pay for their CMAA memberships. These memberships open the door for them to experience the dynamic world of club environments by attending Pittsburgh Chapter functions, visiting and touring clubs, and interacting with professional leaders. These funds are also used to support student attendance at the CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo each year. 

The PCFM awards two prestigious Foundation Scholarships each year, the Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation Internship Scholarship and the Distinguished IUP Hospitality Management Student Scholarship.

There are currently 42 CMAA student chapters. The IUP Student Chapter of CMAA was chartered in 2006.

The Department of Hospitality Management is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).