Caesars Gives $504K to Averett University

Caesars Virginia, which is building a $650 million casino in Danville, announced a gift of $504,000 to Averett University on Wednesday.

The gift will be used to develop a hospitality and tourism academic program. Averett’s new concentration and minor in hospitality management and tourism will be part of the university’s business management program and is expected to launch in fall 2023. The program will offer courses that include an introduction to the hospitality and tourism industry, lodging operations, and food and beverage management. Elective courses include casino, resort and club management and facility design. Students will end the program with a capstone internship with local hospitality partners.

Read the full article HERE on Virginia Business.