Flovilla resident Jordan Goolsby, middle row second from left, was among Georgia Southern University students to recently visit Sea Island as part of the hospitality program.

STATESBORO — Jordan Goolsby of Flovilla was among the hospitality students in Georgia Southern University’s Parker College of Business to recently visit Sea Island to learn about the industry through hands-on assignments.

While in Sea Island, the hospitality students visited The Cloister hotel and learned about front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house operations. During The Cloister visit, students met with the executive committee of Sea Island and discussed hospitality issues with some of the most talented leaders in the hospitality/tourism industry.

Following The Cloister visit, the students toured King & Prince Seafood in Brunswick, where students took a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. The company processes millions of pounds of shrimp each month for restaurant companies like Panda Express, Captain D’s and Popeyes.

“Being actively involved in the local tourism scene allows for excellent networking opportunities for our students to secure internships and full-time employment upon graduation,” said Charles Marvil, lecturer of hospitality management. “Not only is the program looking to expand to the Armstrong campus in Savannah, but the experiential learning activities taking place outside of the classroom abound.”