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Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society Alumni Summer Weekend 2014

Two Great Events, One Festive Weekend...

Friday, July 11th 6:00PM-8:00PM

Did you miss your chance at HRIM 311 / Wine Appreciation?

Join the School of Hospitality Management at Happy Valley Winery!

Bring your family and connect with SHM alumni & faculty as you learn about Happy Valley’s finest wines, enjoy appetizers and entertainment by local favorite, Biscuit Jam.

All free of charge!—Compliments of PSU School of Hospitality Management and Sysco Central Pennsylvania.

Happy Valley Winery & Vineyard is located at 576 S. Foxpointe Dr. State College, PA 16801 (just 2 miles from campus), Complimentary bus transportation from the Nittany Lion Inn. Please RSVP.


Saturday, July 12th 6:30PM

The Benefield Bash at Nittany Lion Inn.

Enjoy an evening of exceptional cuisine, spirits and fine wines paired with fun, good friends and special memories of Dick Benefield’s amazing career and his love of all things Penn State.Bid on great items donated by our hospitality partners. The silent auction is fun and affordable—maybe you will win your next weekend in NYC or Florida! The auction supports Richard A. Benefield and Elinor Vinson Benefield Endowment, which supports financially deserving students of Penn State’s renowned School of Hospitality Management.

A la carte and package pricing available. RSVP Required.


For pricing and overnight hotel accommodations and to RSVP visit

Need more information? Contact Jackie Golas at or 814-865-1854.

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