Square Toast for Scholarships even Sponsorship-2013

Square Toast for Scholarships (Food + Wing Testing)

The Hospitality Management Program in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management is proud to present its sixth annual Square Toast for Scholarships on 05th December, 2013 Thursday from 05.00 p.m. to 09.00 p.m. on the Historic Oxford Square

Square Toast for Scholarships is the first food and wine tasting event to also feature a silent auction, and a true touch of unique Southern Hospitality in Oxford, Mississippi

This event began in fall 2008 with several students in the department who took on the task to take the fundamentals of event management to produce an event to benefit their peers

The Historic Oxford Square literally takes on a new life during this event – laughter and cheering can be heard from all guests from one end to the other, luxurious aromas of wine and food flood the senses and hearts are opened, increasing educational opportunities for students majoring in hospitality management
During the past five years, there have been over 1,800 guests attend the event (averaging over 300 guests per years), with more than 25 venues opening their doors to each quest on the night of this grand event


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There are also typically over 50 items in the silent auction each year for guests to place bids
To give students in the department more of a hands-on learning experience, the student planning committee has grown from 3 to over 30 in just five short years, as the event is now part of an elective course offered by the department – NHM 312 event management

The students enrolled in this course are responsible for selling tickets, obtaining items for the silent auction (including travel packages), interacting with restaurants and retail venues, as well as producing the event to gain real-world event planning experience

With Square Toast for Scholarships, several of Oxford’s favorite restaurants and retail shops, as well as favorites from out-of-town, are opening their doors and hearts in helping raise scholarship money for students in the Hospitality Management program at Ole Miss

To help with this event, the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management is partnering with The University of Mississippi, the School of Applied Sciences, the Ole Miss Alumni Association, the University Foundation, the Lafayette-Oxford-University Community, and many other supporters, CHEERS!

On-Square Restaurants and On-Square Retail Businesses enthusiastically participate each year
Off-Square Restaurants, which are housed in the On-Square Retail Businesses, come from the local area -Jackson (Mississippi and Tennessee), Starkville, New Albany, Taylor, Chattanooga, New Orleans, and of course, many other local Oxford favorites

Silent Auction items include paintings and other artwork from local area artists, gorgeous jewelry, travel packages, autographed memorabilia, restaurant and hotel gift certificates, and tickets to upcoming events and attractions in the area

Save the date:  05th December, 2013, Thursday from 05.00 p.m. to 09.00 p.m.

For any additional information, please contact the Square Toast for Scholarships committee at [email protected]

Visit our website: www.olemiss.edu/squaretoast