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75th Anniversary Gala

The Dedman College of Hospitality has continued to grow its reputation since being established in 1947. Today, the college holds its place as one of the world’s top hospitality and tourism programs. We hope you will join us in honoring the past, celebrating the present, and ensuring a brighter future for our students.

Proceeds go toward the Dedman College of Hospitality Scholarship Fund.

75th Anniversary Gala
Friday • October 21, 2022

 Dunlap Champions Club Grande Ballroom
University Center Building B
3rd Floor

 Pre-gala Receptions
Silent Auction
Seated Dinner & Drinks

 Hall of Fame
Emerging Professionals
2022-23 Scholarships

Attire is black-tie optional

Little Dinner Series
Thursday • October 20, 2022

This year also marks the 65th anniversary of the Little Dinner Series. A celebratory dinner will be held in tandem with the gala.

Only guests will get access to purchase tickets to this special dinner. A link to purchase Little Dinner Series tickets will be included in a confirmation email when you purchase gala tickets through Eventbrite.

Space is limited. Tickets will be available to purchase until the dinner is sold out.

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Schedule of Events

Attire is black-tie optional

VIP/Sponsor Reception
(5th floor)

Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres
Silent Auction


Awards Ceremony


Tickets Are on sale now!

General Admission: $100
Recent Alumni*: $50

*graduates of the last 10 years


We have blocked off rooms for those who will be traveling to Tallahassee and need a place to stay.

Doubletree by Hilton
101 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Room Rate: $129

  • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
  • Must book by September 23

Reserve Online

To reserve by phone: Call (877) 800-2652, reference group code "DCH" or mention the 75th Anniversary Gala

AC Hotel Tallahassee Universities At The Capitol (Marriott)
801 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Room Rate: $169

  • 1 King Bed
  • Must book by September 22

Reserve Online


Dedman College of Hospitality 75th Anniversary Gala
Table Sponsor: $5,000

As a table sponsor, you receive:

  • 8 tickets (table) to the gala/dinner
  • 8 tickets to the pre-gala VIP reception
  • Company name/logo included in marketing for the event
  • Company will be listed as a sponsor in press release and event program
  • Verbal acknowledgment during gala program


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