Career and Technical Education (CTE) of St. Johns County

Auburn University’s Hospitality Dept. Head Seeks Out Nease Academy Students

After hearing about Nease’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism from an Auburn alumni who happens to be on the  Academy’s Advisory Board, Martin O’Neill, Professor of Hospitality Management and Head of Auburn’s Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality, decided made the trip to the sunshine state.  Mr. O’Neill visited the school to see our Hospitality lab and speak with our Academy upperclassmen.  During his visit, he shared his background in Hospitality, which started in the restaurant industry in Ireland, and then took him around the globe.  He shared information about Auburn’s growing Hospitality program with our students, discussing the degrees offered, the international focus built into the curriculum, and their emphasis on the “ultra luxury” sector of the Hospitality and Tourism industry.  Our students were able to ask questions about Auburn’s Hospitality program, its entrance requirements, and learn more about University as whole.