Family & Home Management Specialization Added to Lexington's BAS in Hospitality Management Program
Managing a household can be a difficult task. Its importance to society is immeasurable. Realizing the importance of this endeavor, Lexington College requires all the young women entering the hospitality management program to take classes that include ethics and philosophy, and the positive effects they can have on family and society. Students are taught to understand the importance of raising children in a strong family environment and helping others build one as well. Due to the great interest in continuing education in this area, Lexington College recently added the Family & Home Management Specialization to its Bachelor’s program.
The courses offered at Lexington College that align with the specialization area include Child Care, Parenting & Family Resources, Housekeeping Management, Nutrition in the Prevention & Treatment of Disease, Human Physiology, andDevelopmental Psychology. After completing the program, these young women will be able to assist families in identifying areas where improvement is needed and have the knowledge and skills to teach families how to make these changes.
Ashlyn Aldrich ‘16 recently transferred into Lexington College pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a Family & Home Management Specialization. Her spirit of service and interest in helping the community around her made this a natural choice. She explained how this specialization will prepare her to face challenges ethically and psychologically. This includes financial, organizational and practical challenges she will need to help the people she works with. Upon graduation, she will have the necessary skills to enhance their living standards while guiding and motivating people to be passionate about caring for whoever they are responsible for.
While attending Lexington College, Ashlyn also works at Metro Achievement Center. Metro works with young girls from the inner city of Chicago. Its mission is to help each girl academically while also teaching them social and technical skills that they will carry with them throughout their lives. Ashlyn enjoys the challenge of putting into practice many of the skills she is learning.
In the future, Ashlyn would like to own her own business. She is confident that Lexington will prepare her well. “It is the best option because of the constant interaction with hospitality professionals. The teachers are amazing and have so much experience. They will go the extra mile for you to help you achieve your goals. They have also helped me become a better person. I could not have chosen a better place to study hospitality. I am excited to see what the future holds.”
Ashlyn plans to open a home for senior citizens and a home for people with disabilities one day. She explained, “My goal is to ensure that every individual who steps into one of my homes is treated with the utmost care and love. Every employee that works for me will know how to accomplish this. These homes will be very family oriented with events planned for the families of the residents. It will be a sanctuary for anyone who steps in.”
Ashlyn is scheduled to graduate in May 2016. She will be ready to change the world one person at a time.
For more information about the Family & Home Management Specialization and the B.A.S. in Hospitality Management Degree Program, visit www.lexingtoncollege.edu/academics.