Super Four - NCAA, NFL Championships Translate Into Hands-On Learning

Welcome to 5-star service and a day-long intensive training session for students in The Super Four Experience. Held at the Houstonian Hotel last fall under the direction of Jeff Wielgopolan, an executive with Forbes Travel Guide, the session taught students from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and the Department of Health and Human Performance the nuances of successfully ushering the nation’s top executives through the days leading up to the National Football League championship game in Houston.

The four-semester class, evenly divided between graduate and undergraduate students from the hospitality and sports and fitness administration programs, offered a hands-on look at running a major sporting event, said David Walsh, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance and a former executive with the San Antonio Spurs.