LEWISTON – The Niagara University student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America was named the best in the nation for a sixth consecutive year. The announcement was made last month during the 88th World Conference on Club Management in San Antonio, Texas.
The Club Managers Association of America is the professional association for managers of membership clubs. Its nearly 6,500 members run more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, fitness, yacht, town and military clubs.
The Niagara University chapter was selected ahead of 58 other chapters in the nation and was awarded a $1,000 conference registration grant and the names of the 30 club members will be on a trophy in the association’s national headquarters.
Students in the local chapter are required to complete a rigorous schedule of of educational and networking events and to work at a club each summer.
Dr. William D. Frye, associate professor of hospitality and tourism and student chapter advisor, said that these requirements, in addition to the chapter’s significant membership and growth, and internship placements with top-rated clubs, helped the chapter win the title.
“Our students are held to the same expectations and standards of private club managers who are currently working in the profession,” he said.