Georgia State University Receives $2 Million Gift in Memory of Days Inns Founder to Establish Hospitality Immersion Program

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Atlanta, Dec 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Atlanta, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has received a $2 million endowment from Deen Day Sanders to establish an immersion program in memory of her late husband, Days Inns founder and school namesake, Cecil B. Day, Sr.

The endowment will be used to develop the Cecil B. Day Immersion Program to provide graduate and undergraduate hospitality students semester-long experiential learning opportunities tailored to their specific career aspirations. The majority of the gift will be used to provide scholarships and academic aid to make it possible for students of all backgrounds to participate.

Whether studying domestically or abroad, participants will take part in signature experiences that demonstrate internationally renowned examples of quality operations across all sectors of hospitality including lodging, food and beverage, event management and entertainment. Following a semester of hands-on projects, mentorship from hospitality leaders and networking, students will emerge with a greater understanding of corporate processes, analytical approaches, and strategies for innovation.

“It is with great honor and tremendous gratitude to the Day family that we accept this gift and embark on the creation of the Cecil B. Day Immersion Program,” said Debra Cannon, director of the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration. “Cecil B. Day was a pioneering innovator and marketing genius, and we are thrilled to further his legacy through this new program. During a time when our industry needs innovation the most, this student-centric gift has the power to transform careers and change lives.”

The competitive application and selection process for the Cecil B. Day Immersion Program will open in fall 2021, after which admitted students will participate in professional development workshops to prepare for the experience.

Robinson’s School of Hospitality Administration was renamed the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration in 1988. Cecil B. Day is remembered as an astute businessman who developed Days Inns to national prominence throughout the course of his career. His family’s legacy of excellence and philanthropy is the foundation upon which the program bases its vision for preparing future generations of hospitality executives.

The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration is the oldest and largest hospitality administration school in Georgia. It offers certificate, bachelors, and master’s-level programs. CEOWORLD ranks it 22nd among the world’s top hospitality and hotel management schools, and Eduniversal ranks the school’s Regynald G. Washington Master of Global Hospitality Management 24th worldwide.

Learn more about the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration at https://robinson.gsu.edu/hospitality.

About Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is 8th among accredited U.S. business colleges for graduate enrollment, according to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). More Georgia executives hold advanced degrees from Robinson and Georgia State than any other U.S. institution.

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Pocket Memory, the Corporation Specializing in Creating VR Content, Introduces the Virtual Fashion Lifestyle Mobile app “P.Cle”

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Pocket Memory, the Korean corporation specializing in the creation of VR content, released its new mobile app “P.Cle” on November , 2020 via app stores in North America. “P.Cle” is a mobile app designed to change the way people perceive fashion and clothing, as users can freely change or stylize their outfits. This helps minimize time and money spent on daily fashion and resolves issues of environmental pollution caused by fast fashion. With “contactless” consumption, brought about by the Corona pandemic, becoming a new worldwide trend, this new platform is expected to instill fresh energy into the sluggish fashion market while proposing a new lifestyle to consumers. Last month, Boston Consulting Group announced that sales of fashion distribution companies had decreased by 35 percent year-on-year and forecasted that the number of luxury stores would drop by a whopping 45 percent. Nonetheless, the fashion market showed growth online, where contactless activities continued. Prada saw a twofold increase in sales and Bottega Veneta recorded a fourfold increase on the Internet.

Pocket Memory, the Corporation Specializing in Creating VR Content

As the fashion and beauty lifestyle sectors are forecasted to bounce back aided by the latest cutting-edge, IT industries, such as IoT, AI, and VR, technologies incorporating style and beauty are also expected to increase. The new fashion lifestyle app “P.Cle“, proposed by Pocket Memory, is expected to distinguish itself from existing styling services. Built with highly advanced technologies, the mobile app can recognize the user’s poses in photographs and automatically change outfits via simple touches. The virtual lifestyle app “P.Cle” will add the merits of VR to the user’s reality, offering looks with fully personalized, fail-proof clothing regardless of the user’s body shape or color. Such services can help resolve over 1.9 million cases involving refunds or returns due to unwanted variations of material, color, or fit during online shopping. This virtual experience can also help reduce waste in the fashion industry, contributing to the improvement of the environment.  Through providing the realistic feel of fashion and expressing users’ individuality, this mobile app is expected to prove its worth over time. “Since clothing, one of man’s three essential elements, has been realistically applied to the virtual field, consumers can express themselves without spending so much time and money. The service offers a new meaning and an alternative in the current contactless era,” says the   president of Pocket Memory. The app is available for download from Google Play Store and other app stores.

 

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