Sean McCray is the academic curriculum manager for The International School of Hospitality in Las Vegas. His goal is to make certain that the relevant and most up-to-date curriculum is offered to the students working to begin or advance their careers in the hospitality industry. McCray collaborates with the instructors and other professional as he reviews, revises and updates curriculum content.

(Photo Courtesy of Sean McCray)

(Photo Courtesy of Sean McCray)

McCray’s career path included working as the manager and coordinator of the Learning center at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. McCray realized the need for an online tutoring program for distance and non-traditional students at the center and created the program. He researched as well as designed, implemented and managed the expansion of two Learning Center satellite locations, which were certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.

McCray holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and master’s degree in English literature from Western Kentucky and is working on his doctorate in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “I took English because of the discipline in the studies and it was a great avenue for pursuing a career in education. It is all about communicating effective, especially in writing and my degrees have also helped me tremendously,” McCray explained.

McCray was always drawn to a career in education. “I like helping people achieve their goals. It is very important for me to reach out to students and understand their needs with their continuing education, including outside of the confines of the building with our non-traditional students.”

Continuing to pursue additional education is very important to McCray, both for his personal goals as well as encouraging others to make the commitment. “It really advances the ability to think critically and effectively. You meet diverse people and really expand your views. Obtaining advanced degrees opens so many doors and there are so many more opportunities having those degrees.”

Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (37 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on


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