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.
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.
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.
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
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