NAMA's Partner Universities Recognized

July 31, 2015

CHICAGO – July 30, 2015 – Today NAMA announced that two partner universities -- for the association’s Executive Development Program and Supervisor Development Program -- have been recognized as leading universities for the industry (

NAMA’s partner schools, The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University and University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College, ranked among the top three best hospitality colleges in the U.S.

“We are pleased to partner with such highly acclaimed universities in our effort to deliver world-class education for our members,” said Dan Mathews, NAMA’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Both Michigan State – a longtime partner – and University of Houston – a newer partner for us – bring their expertise right into the classroom as we train members of the industry.  I would encourage anyone considering EDP or SDP to join us this year and really take their career to the next level,” he continued.

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Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry.  With more than 1250 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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