SOURCE: Kendall College

Kendall College

June 29, 2010 15:47 ET

Kendall College School of Hospitality Management Becomes an Official Affiliate Institution of Switzerland's Glion Institute of Higher Education

Kendall College Students Can Earn an Advanced Certificate in International Hospitality Management From Glion -- Ranked One of the World's Top Three Hospitality Management Schools for an International Career

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 29, 2010) -  Kendall College today announced that its School of Hospitality Management has become an official affiliate institution of Switzerland's Glion Institute of Higher Education, ranked one of the top three hospitality management schools in the world for an international career (Taylor Nelson Sofres 2007). With this new partnership, Kendall students will be able to earn a Glion Advanced Certificate in International Hospitality Management as part of their Kendall College BA degree in Hospitality Management.

Kendall College and Glion Institute of Higher Education are members of Laureate International Universities. Through this network and association with Glion, Kendall students will also have the opportunity to study abroad to complete a part of their studies. Students can study in Switzerland, Spain, China, Costa Rica, Panama, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico.

"This partnership offers tremendous benefits for students who want a career in the growing field of international hospitality," said Dr. Karen Gersten, Kendall College Interim President. "We know that graduates with Glion credentials are in demand worldwide, and we are thrilled to be able to offer swiss-style training right here in Chicago."

"We are excited to partner with Glion," said Jeffrey Catrett, Dean of Kendall's School of Hospitality Management. "Our goal is to prepare students to be leaders in hospitality management whether they apply their skills here in the US or anywhere around the world. Now our students can take advantage of curriculum from one of the world's best hospitality management programs as they prepare for an international career in the hospitality industry."

About Kendall College
Kendall College, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009, offers undergraduate degrees in business, early childhood education, culinary arts and hospitality management. Current enrollment is approximately 2,400 students. The school occupies a stunning "Riverworks" campus near downtown Chicago. Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org, 1-312-263-0456. The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission has accredited the Culinary Arts Associate and Baking & Pastry Associate programs since 1988. Kendall College is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. For more information, visit www.kendall.edu.

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