Sunday, October 11, 2009

Executive Cohorts

What a fun name for our Hospitality Management Degree Program. Executive Cohort.
From –noun
1. a group or company: She has a cohort of admirers.
2. a companion or associate.
3. one of the ten divisions in an ancient Roman legion, numbering from 300 to 600 soldiers.
4. any group of soldiers or warriors.
5. an accomplice; abettor: He got off with probation, but his cohorts got ten years apiece.
6. a group of persons sharing a particular statistical or demographic characteristic: the cohort of all children born in 1980.
7. Biology. an individual in a population of the same species.

Origin: 1475–85; < class="ital-inline">cohorte < class="ital-inline">cohort- (s. of cohors) farmyard, armed force (orig. from a particular place or camp), cohort, retinue, equiv. to co- co- + hort- (akin to hortus garden); r. late ME cohors < class="luna-Img" src="" alt="" border="0"> 3. was the original meaning - one of the ten divisions in a Roman Legion, numbering 300 - 600 soldiers. It does feel through the past year and its economic challenges, that we have had 300 - 600 leaders in the hospitality industry in the Lower Mainland area who have been to battle, and are now on the cusp of turning to victory. It is a pleasure to be among this group of people who are all thoughtful, committed and keen to see our industry as we thrive beyond the Games in 2010.

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