The NAF Academies of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

M-DCPS’ Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Names Gene Prescott 2023 South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year

The Advisory Board of Miami-Dade Public Schools’ NAF Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) is delighted to announce that Gene Prescott, Chairman & CEO of Seaway Hotels Group was named South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year at the 32nd Annual Awards Luncheon held November 16, 2023 hosted by the Hyatt Regency Miami.Gene Prescott, a pioneering force in Florida’s vibrant [...]

By | November 20th, 2023|Academy of Hospitality and Tourism|

Recognizing Excellence: Nominations Open for the 32nd Annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year Award

Miami-Dade County, known for its vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes, is gearing up to honor the trailblazers of the travel and tourism industry. The 32nd Annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year Award, presented by the esteemed Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Advisory Board (AOHT), is back, and the nomination window is officially open!Established in 1991 [...]

By | August 31st, 2023|Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, Advisory Board, Awards|

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Career and Technical Education Named Semi-Finalist for Career Z Challenge

Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is thrilled to announce its selection as a semi-finalist in the prestigious Career Z Challenge. This recognition reflects the department’s unwavering commitment to excellence in preparing students for successful careers in various industries through its career pathway programs and largest number of nationally distinguished @NAFcareeracads. The [...]

NAF Alumni Julie Kennedy Honored at NAF Next 2023

At the NAF Next 2023 conference in Phoenix, a heartwarming full-circle moment unfolded as Julie Kennedy, a remarkable alumna of Miami Beach Senior High's Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, received the prestigious NAF Alumni Award. Julie graduated from the academy in 2004 and embarked on a successful career in the hospitality industry before transitioning to education at [...]

By | July 15th, 2023|Academy of Hospitality and Tourism|

Robert Morgan Educational Center’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Receives Nation’s Highest Honor for NAF Career Academies

Robert Morgan Educational Center's Academy of Hospitality achieved a momentous milestone at the NAF Next 2023 conference in Phoenix by being honored with the prestigious Sandy Weil Award for Excellence. This recognition marks the fifth time that a program from Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has received this esteemed award since its inception in 2013, solidifying Miami's [...]

By | July 14th, 2023|Academy of Hospitality and Tourism|

Scholarship Recipients Honored by the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board and Partnering Organizations

The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board, in collaboration with partnering organizations, proudly awarded scholarships totaling $13,500 to twelve exceptional students from the NAF Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. This momentous occasion took place during a special graduation ceremony held on May 25, 2023, at Miami Dade College Wolfson [...]

By | May 26th, 2023|Academy of Hospitality and Tourism|

The 22nd Annual Around the World Dinner: A Taste of Miami Raises Over $26,000 for Students!

The 22nd Annual Around the World Dinner: A Taste of Miami was a remarkable event held on April 21, 2023, and proudly hosted by the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. This extraordinary evening aimed to support public high school students enrolled in the Academies of Hospitality & Tourism at Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The event showcased the diverse [...]

Miami-Dade County Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Names Steve Adkins 2022 South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year

The Advisory Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ NAF Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) is delighted to announce that Steve Adkins, President of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) was named South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year at its Annual Awards Luncheon held December 15th at the Hyatt Regency Miami. More than [...]

By | December 19th, 2022|Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, Advisory Board, Awards|

National Groundhog Job Shadow Day

Job Shadowing is a nationwide effort where hundreds of thousands of workplaces welcome millions of student shadows through their doors. Job Shadowing is an academically motivating educational activity dedicated to giving kids an up-close look at the world of work. Everyone benefits!For students, job shadowing . . .Provides an answer to the question, "Why do I have [...]

The 31st Annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year Award Luncheon

The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board, made up of hospitality & tourism leaders in Miami-Dade County established the South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year Award in 1991. The South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year Award is presented annually to the leader who has made significant contributions to the tourism community - and the [...]