Date of Award

1-7-2016

Document Type

Restricted Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Community

Department

Department of Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Committee Chair

Kathleen C. McCabe

Committee Member

Cheryl B. Baker

Committee Member

George F. Tuthill

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the lived experiences of the alumni of the Mountain Resort Management program at Lyndon State College in northern Vermont through the perceptions of the program’s influence on the participants’ careers. There are very few colleges in the United States offering degrees specific to the mountain resort industry. The industry calls for experience in the field in order to excel; therefore, an experiential education at the college level is the norm amongst the schools that offer programs specifically catering to the mountain resort industry. The delivery of such programs can be very expensive and time consuming so it is imperative for schools such as Lyndon State College to be aware of the viability of their programs as they pertain to readying their students for their careers after graduation

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