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November 11,2015

As testament to the continued growth of the College of Hospitality and Institutional Management of the University, the college organized the firstæMICE@OLFUæand theæEco-Summitælast October 19-20, uniting the four campuses. The theme of the two day affair was:æC20 ?æCelebrating 20 years or strong Hospitality and Tourism education;æH17 ?æHoning Hospitality and Tourism skills for 17 years;æI7 ?æIgniting the flame of Hospitality and Tourism horizon in the countryside for 7 years; and,æM3 ?æMoving forward to innovate Northern Luzon Hospitality and Tourism education for 3 years. On the 19th, almost 700 students, mostly 3rd Year TM majors, from the four campuses attended the MICE@OLFU 2015 at the Marriott Hotel Manila. ñWe have opened an important chapter in our College with this event, and we will make this even bigger next year!î, said Dr. Ignacio Cordova, Jr., Dean of the CHIM and CBA, as he opened the convention. There were three panel sessions on tourism, hospitality, and culinary. The panel sessions for tourism included Hon. Mark Lapid, former Chief Operating Officer of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprize Zone Authority; Prof. MaricelGatchalian-Badilla, Assistant Professor at the UP Asian Institute of Tourism; and, Mr. Eugene Sugian, Account Manager at Wimdu. The hospitality session featured Arch. Gene Arthur Go; Mr. Andre Alip; and, Mr. Joselito Flores. The culinary session, on the other hand, featured Chef Jerome Luna and Chef Bernadette Olivarez. During the said convention, tourism skills competitions were also conducted, namely, tour package proposal and travelogue. For the tour package proposal competition, TM 3A1-4 of the Quezon City Campus emerged as Champions; while in the travelogue competition, TM 3A1-5 of the Quezon City Campus emerged as 1st place winner. On the second day, the participants trooped to the Haranah Eco-Park in Tanay, Rizal for the Eco-Summit. Aside from the tree and herb planting, students and faculty members were engaged with the environmental seminar conducted by the local environmental officer of Tanay. A Zumba followed the seminar which was participated in by all students, faculty members, and administrators of the college. To cap-off the day, the Miss Eco-Fashion competition was participated in by representatives of the sections. The representative from the Antipolo campus bagged the crown.

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