School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management FacultyDaren Bloomquist
Mr. Bloomquist received his B.S. in Hospitality Management and M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He developed and taught in the Hospitality and Tourism Services Program at El Paso Community College until accepting another challenge closer to home to begin a new Hospitality and Tourism program at Dona Ana Community College.
In his years with NMSU's School of HRTM Mr. B, as his students call him, has led classes in Introduction to Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality and Tourism Marketing, Food and Beverage Operations, Hotel Operations, and Facilities Management. Mr. Bloomquist currently teaches students about sustainable facilities management and hospitality & tourism marketing. Mr. Bloomquist enjoys the international outreach projects he has been asked to develop and/or coordinate which include: a dual-delivery hospitality certificate program for select native pueblo member employees at Laguna Development Corporation's Route 66 Hotel and Casino; a Sustainable Tourism summer education program for NMSU students in Turrialba, Costa Rica at CATIE; a North American Mobility Project Tri-National Education Exchange between Canada, Mexico and the United States focusing on native populations and indigenous tourism; and, his most recent opportunity to teach Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management topics to students visiting NMSU from Ecuador.
Mr. Bloomquist currently serves as Director of Webinar Development of the Hospitality Council within the International Facility Management Association. He believes strongly in giving back to his community and has been a volunteer fire fighter for over 17 years for the Las Alturas Fire Department where he is currently Assistant Chief.
College Assistant Professor