Students in HRTM work with members, patrons, and staff at the 2019 Masters Tournament.


Students in HRTM work with members, patrons, and staff at the 2019 Masters Tournament.

28 Mar 2019    

The Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia is considered by many to be the pinnacle of professional golf. For the fourth year in a row, students and their professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) program will be working with members, patrons, and staff at Augusta National Golf Club for the 2019 Masters Tournament.

The group leaves on April 3, 2019 and begins training at Augusta the next day. The UNL students and their professor, Shannon Rowen, will serve in a variety of roles in tournament operations at select locations throughout the property. Professor Rowen said, “I’m thrilled to return to Augusta for the fourth year with an excellent group of hospitality students and HRTM alumni. This year, Augusta National has added the Augusta National Women’s Amateur which is a historic event. Working at Augusta is an incredible opportunity and experience for hospitality management majors; we are so thankful for our relationship with Augusta National and the many private donors who make this experience possible.” 

About 2,000 hospitality professionals are needed to provide service to participants, members, and patrons of Augusta National during the Masters April 8-14 run. The UNL contingent includes Ashley Keetle, Marissa Sandman, Valan Bellamy, Cayla Williby, Jada Wilbarger, Saidee Weatherwax, Chelsea Wilkinson, Jason Reed, Garrett Bowder, Carsyn Gibbs, Alyssa Martin, Andrew Beringer, Kimberly Pramberg, Sarah Rutt, Abigail Carlson, Allison Thelen, Brogan

Kanger, Jennifer Barnard, Yuqing Qiu, Zachary Ostravich, Murray Gilbertsen, Samantha Parde, Lauren Pair, Clara Heltzel, John Silva, Madison Plautz, and their professor, Shannon Rowen. The UNL contingent will return to Nebraska on Tuesday, April 16.

Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management students have a leadership & communication minor and can specialize in club management, event management, lodging, human resources, food and beverage management, and/or tourism. The HRTM major resides jointly in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Education and Human Sciences. Questions regarding this information can be directed to Shannon Rowen at SRowen2@unl.edu.


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