Visit Jackson's Vogelsang Earns Professional Certification

May 2, 2023

Laura Vogelsang, who serves as the Executive Support Specialist to Visit Jackson’s President & CEO, Dr. Rickey Thigpen, completed a professional development program in Hospitality and Tourism.

Vogelsang received an Executive Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Florida Atlantic University. The program consists of eight online sessions and awards her 30 Contact Hours/3.0 Continuing Education Units.

“Professional development is vital in such a fluid industry,” said Dr. Rickey Thigpen. “I am proud of Laura’s commitment to learning more about our industry and her investment to develop herself further. Laura already has an incredible responsibility assisting me in our mission and is now leveraging opportunities to position herself for growth.”

The program, taught by world-class experts with both industry experience and academic teaching excellence, covers major hospitality industry topics. These topics include “hot topics” and trends impacting the industry.

About Program Focus

Hospitality and tourism is the world’s largest service industry. Having faced unprecedented challenges in recent years, the industry continues to rebound as people still seek adventure and travel and need services and venues. The Program Focus certificate provides learners with the latest knowledge, trends, and pathways for a successful career. Staying current with education and lifelong learning will help associates at every level along and provides a competitive edge among students’ peers.