A driving force behind the creation of Lakeland's popular resort management program, Chuck Stockman teaches students how to open doors to a myriad of career possibilities. A member of Lakeland's faculty since 1994, Stockman worked in the hotel and restaurant industry for almost two decades before becoming an educator. In addition to leading a dynamic classroom, Stockman has taken several groups to South Korea where students get hands-on experience working at the luxury COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul. His students have served internships in Guam, Scotland, Walt Disney World, Arizona, Alaska and the Kohler Co. properties. He was named the Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award winner in 2009.