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Hospitality Professor Receives Certification and Honors

October 14, 2013


In July 2013, Professor Lianne Briggs completed Train the Trainer Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics offered through the SHARE Center by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute in partnership with Smith Travel Research. This hotel-related certification for university students recognizes evidence of a thorough knowledge of the foundational metrics and definitions used by the hotel industry. Student recipients will have demonstrated an ability to analyze various types of hotel industry data and a comprehensive understanding of benchmarking and performance reports.

Briggs was also chosen to serve on the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute’s test revision team as a Subject Matter Expert for the Commercial Foods Exam during summer 2013. Team members were tasked with the review and revision of over 200 written test questions, along with performance assessments and competencies.

Briggs also received the Rich Media Textbook Initiative from the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCTL) at Ferris. The initiative is a collaborative effort among faculty, FLITE, Media Production, and FCTL to develop free-to-students alternatives to traditional textbooks in an effort to address rising college costs.


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