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Donna L. Quadri-Felitti has been selected as the new director of the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State. Her appointment will be effective in July.


Hospitality Management students had the opportunity to pitch a social media marketing campaign to hotel executives as the culmination of a semester-long project.


Ten students will represent the College of Health and Human Development as student marshals during at the May 9, 2015, commencement ceremony at Penn State.


Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society recently recognized several faculty members, staff members and students for their accomplishments.


Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society presented eight students with the Alumni Recognition for Student Excellence Award during an awards luncheon Friday, April 24.


A new sports recovery drink developed by a Penn State researcher, produced by the Penn State Berkey Creamery and tested by Penn State football players is now available. Dr. Pete’s Recovery Drink, a chocolate milk infused with an innovative research-based protein formula, is now available for sale at Café Laura in Mateer Building and in the near future at Berkey Creamery.


For the first time, students in the Penn State School of Hospitality Management traveled to Macau, China, where they were immersed in the Asian casino and gaming industry.


This is not a training exercise; it is the real world. Real customers, real food and real experiences. Hospitality management students enrolled in Advanced Food Production and Management are running a restaurant -- creating a fine dining experience through carefully orchestrated dinners open to the public.


Students from the College of Health and Human Development are among the winners at the annual Graduate Exhibition.


While studies have recognized the need for schools to outsource food services, there is little research on how school officials can determine whether or not to outsource their food service operations, particularly by understanding the costs and benefits of this decision. Additionally, there is a major market opportunity for food service companies to manage operations at schools.