Marriott Hospitality Futures Center

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In collaboration with the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at NMSU is dedicated to providing career development resources, expanding student outreach, and promoting higher education. We connect students and hospitality industry partners to foster their interest in becoming qualified leaders in this exciting and diverse career field. We currently work with many organizations throughout NM and nationally as informational presenters, career and college fair vendors, sponsors and judges for career and technical education competitions, educator support, hosts for student visits to NMSU and retention and outreach for current NMSU students. We are always happy to expand to new areas and groups. Please see the list of current participants that we work with:

Public Schools including Las Cruces, El Paso, Clint, Socorro, Gadsden, Hatch, Canutillo, Roswell, Cloudcroft and Albuquerque.

NM Career and Technical Leadership Programs (CTLP) including:

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education (NMACTE)

SkillsUSA nationally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and more

Prostart New Mexico, Texas and California

4H New Mexico

Future Farmers of America (FFA) New Mexico

Dona Ana Community College (DACC)

El Paso Community College (EPCC)

Cental New Mexico Community College (CNM)

Arrowhead Center at NMSU Innoventure and Studio G

TRIO/Upward Bound at NMSU including Gadsden and Hatch Schools

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at NMSU

Indian Resources Development (IRD) and Dreamkeepers summer program

And more!

Please contact me to discuss collaboration, presentations or new ideas for outreach:

Andrea Arrigucci
Program Specialist, Sr.
Phone: 575-646-5566
Fax: 575-646-8100

Jacob Villa
Program Assistant
Phone: 575-646-3069
Fax: 575-646-8100

Coordinator's Coalition of NMSU
Are you involved in outreach, recruitment or student retention at NMSU? Join the Coordinator's Coalition where we share strategies for success and problem solving, resources, contacts and mutual support in this type of role across NMSU. Meetings occurring monthly in a hybrid format in person and on Zoom. Find us on Microsoft Teams under "Coordinator's Coalition" to learn more or contact Andrea at for more information.