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James DiGuglielmo '17

Hospitality Management
“From day one, York has been my home away from home. It has helped to make my dreams and goals a reality.”

There were many reasons why Hospitality Management major and 2017 Senior Class President James DiGuglielmo chose to come to York College. He was impressed by the size of the classes, the number of majors and programs, the relationships students have with their professors, and the school's hands-on learning approach. He said, "I have come to love the food and beverage industry. Dr. Joseph Scarcelli has brought great knowledge and insight into this aspect of the industry and has made a fun and hands-on learning environment. My favorite class, Common Food Production, has been with Dr. Scarcelli, downtown at the Center for Community Engagement, where we learn menu planning and basic culinary skills."

Besides keeping busy academically, DiGuglielmo is active in various organizations on campus. He is the Secretary of the Ski and Outdoors Club. His other leadership positions have been within his fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho (KDR). DiGuglielmo was voted into the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, which is a national college student recognition program that has been in existence since 1934. He was also presented with the Student Senate Community Service Award. After graduating from York, DiGuglielmo plans on applying to the Disney College Program, where he would learn valuable skills in business and guest services. Later on, he intends to return home to NJ, where he hopes to become a manager at a local catering business.

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