Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MHA Welcome June 2008

My name is Miriam Turner and you have found your way to my family’s website. If you search the site you will find random computer posts from my husband, and lots of pictures of our now 2.5-year-old son.

I am currently in class nine of the MHA program. I have been waiting to take this elective since I first saw it on the schedule last year. So far, I am really getting a lot out of it. The e-Learning book seems especially relevant.

I was born and raised in Henderson, NV, but have lived all over the country as I moved for various jobs. After earning a BS in Hospitality Management from UNLV in the mid-1990’s, I worked at the MGM Grand and then moved to Lexington, KY, San Jose, CA, and finally settled here in Northern Virginia. I am currently using my industry experience to teach Hospitality Management at a private university outside Washington, DC, called Stratford University.

It is my teaching position that has been the real push for me to earn a higher degree. In order to keep teaching at the current level, and to open up opportunities at other institutions, I knew that I needed to earn a masters degree.

In my free time…. wait – what free time? I like to scrapbook and make cards. I also like to travel.

I look forward to getting to know everyone else in the class a little better over the next eight weeks.


  1. Hi Miriam!
    What a cute family! This is my third session in the MHA program and I agree that this class is going to be a very useful one. I really like your blog icebreaker idea. I have never had a blog, but this is a great way to start. Thank you for the introduction to blogging!

  2. Hi Miriam,
    By any chance, are you having trouble getting onto Webcampus? I have been trying all day and the page won't load. I'll keep trying, but I just wanted to see if I was the only one.


  3. Hi Miriam,
    This too is my first time blogging, I facebook and myspace a bit. This is fun and I always enjoying trying something new!

  4. Thank you so much for the info on that webcampus outage. I was pretty worried that I was having a major malfunction. I see those pop-ups everyday and stopped reading them after they always seemed to be for some outtage in late July. Lucky for me, you started this blog or I would have been completely clueless and disconnected!!

  5. Anonymous9:17 PM

    I am considering the UNLV MHA program and I would love to hear your feedback! I came across this as I was searching for info on the internet. It's been 15 years since I've been in school, but I think I really want to do. I eventually would like to teach. How did you get started with teaching?

  6. Kim,
    Email me on Facebook so I can respond to your questions. I'm happy to tell you more about the program, but don't know how to reach you.

  7. Anonymous5:17 PM

    I also find your blog searching MHA program. Can I get more information? I couldn't find your email...

  8. Hi Miriam.

    I want to get your opinion on the MHA program at UNLV. How well does the program prepare you for the future of sustainability trend in the industry.