Place High on Financial Times Executive Education List
Education 2006 Top 60 Customer Program Providers List
PHILADELPHIA (July 5, 2006) - Five ARAMARK Harrison Lodging (AHL) managed executive education facilities were among the Financial Times 2006 Top 60 custom program providers. For the past eight years, the Financial Times has annually ranked schools worldwide based on a comprehensive checklist of criteria, including specific categories such as facility, food and accommodation, future use, value for money, course design and preparation.
AHL managed facilities ranking high in the food and accommodation category include the University of Wisconsin-Madison ranked number one; Duke Corporate Education, number two; Babson Executive Education, number five; and UNC: Kenan-Flagler, at number six.
Duke Corporate Education, which topped the list as the number one open program provider worldwide for the third consecutive year, hosts numerous programs at R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center in Durham, N.C., which has a preferred provider agreement with AHL. Similarly, many of Babson Executive Education's programs are hosted at Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley, Mass., an AHL managed facility.
"One of AHL key missions is to align itself with the goals of our university partners and we believe we have delivered consistently toward that goal in making the customer or student number one in terms of our focus, "said Jeff Weggeman, vice president of sales and marketing for ARAMARK Harrison Lodging. "AHL's collegiate collection provides customers and guests the unique opportunity to meet at some of America's most prestigious colleges and universities while also combining stimulating academic settings with executive-level meeting facilities, services and accommodations."
AHL hosted executive program providers included on the top 60 custom list include Duke Corporate Education, Babson Executive Education, Northwestern University: Kellogg, UNC: Kenan-Flagler and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Financial Times boasts more than a million readers and is available in 140 countries. The London-based publication is read by international business executives and observers of developments in the economic world. A complete list of the publication's 2006 Executive Education listing can be found at www.FT.com.
About ARAMARK Harrison Lodging
ARAMARK Harrison Lodging, a division of ARAMARK, provides a wide range of professional services, including meeting and recreational support services to conference and corporate training centers, specialty hotels, national and state parks, resorts and other tourist destinations throughout the United States. ARAMARK Harrison Lodging is a single source provider for educational environments, event and meeting planning, premium dining needs and catering, on-site restaurants, retail merchandise sales and facilities management. For more information on ARAMARK Harrison Lodging, please log on to www.aramarkharrisonlodging.com.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2006 list of "America's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and industry analysts. The company was also ranked first in its industry in the 2006 FORTUNE 500 survey. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 240,000 employees serving clients in 20 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramark.com.
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