Student Spotlight: Kayleigh Coleman

Kayleigh ColemanKayleigh completed her Associates Degree at Faulkner State Community College, Culinary Arts program in Gulf Shores, and entered the University of South Alabama in 2015. She graduated magna cum laude in this past summer with a BS in hospitality and tourism management and is currently employed at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.  Her ultimate professional destination is Vegas!

She identifies one of her many favorite experiences as her study abroad course.  The course was developed through a collaboration between USA and Faulkner State Community College, and provided students at both institutions the opportunity to study international hospitality and tourism in Aix-en-Provence, France.  She says, “That summer changed my life….. It gave me a different perspective on the world and I was able to immerse myself into their culture. I can't wait to return one day! I highly recommend studying abroad if you can because it was one of the best decisions I ever made!

Kaleigh  says she has so many wonderful experiences at USA that is impossible for her to pick just one as her favorite, “From the countless football games to the HTM industry parties, to graduation day. USA opened so many doors for me and I'm forever grateful for the time I spent here. I loved every second of it! Go Jags!”

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