School of Hospitality Management
The Penn State School of Hospitality Management is home of one of the most prestigious and well-respected programs of its kind in the nation.
By combining a broad educational foundation with "real-world experiences" and other opportunities for students to hone their leadership and communication skills, the School of Hospitality Management and its predecessor programs have equipped students to become industry leaders for over 75 years.
SHM alumni returned to the classroom for the ninth annual "Alumni in the Classroom" program. The massive alumni outreach program gives students an opportunity to learn first-hand about the careers they’re studying from professionals who once sat in their seats.
SHM responds to social media's growing influence in hospitality industry
SHM understands the impact Facebook “likes” and Twitter “retweets” can have on a brand. That’s why the school hired Brian Cliette, social media and hospitality guru, to teach Social Media Marketing and Management for Travel and Hospitality Professionals, a new course that will be offered in the spring.
From food preparation to healthier eating choices, the newly renovated Café Laura offers the gamut. The cafe re-opened today (Aug. 25) and will hold its grand reopening Sept. 9 after months of extensive renovations. The student-run restaurant housed in the Mateer Building features new fare stations, a revised design, and a variety of novel equipment and technology. More importantly, the $1.2 million renovation boosts the educational experience for students and enhances dining experiences for customers.
Co-chairman of Thayer Lodging Group will interact with students, faculty members in September.
The Penn State School of Hospitality Management (SHM) named Leland C. Pillsbury, co-chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, as the fall 2014 Walter J. Conti Visiting Professor. Conti Professors visit the School of Hospitality Management to interact with students and faculty members, to present guest lectures in hospitality management and to speak at graduate and undergraduate colloquia.
Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer for Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has been named 2014 Hospitality Executive of the Year by the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS). Leven will receive the award during the 53rd Hospitality Executive of the Year award reception, which will take place Nov. 9, in conjunction with the annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York. As part of the honor, Leven also will be inducted into the Penn State Hospitality Hall of Fame, located at The Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.
- School of Hospitality Management lends expertise to Nigerian food service execs
- John O'Neill article on stress in the hospitality industry.
- SHM students attend Hunter Hotel Investment Conference.
- The School of Hospitality Management announces new Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
- Nancy Johnson named Spring 2014 Conti Professor.
- Michael J. Tews article on fun at work.
- PSHRS names Jim Abrahamson Hospitality Executive of the Year.
- Danny Meyer named Conti Professor.