Private support has played a major role in the history of the FSU Dedman College of Hospitality. Endowed scholarships have helped attract a diverse student body, while endowed professorships have enabled the college to recruit and retain a globally prominent faculty. Visionary donors have made possible many of the programs that set the college apart from its peers.
Here are some areas your generosity can impact:
- A continued focus on student success. We are committed to providing our students with individual attention in the classroom and beyond as our distinguished faculty prepare them for successful careers in the hospitality industry. Scholarships reward high achievement in academic performance, attracting diverse talent from the United States and around the world.
- Recruiting and retaining the best faculty. Endowed professorships ensure we are able to maintain the highest standard of teaching excellence by providing support for faculty development, such as research and travel, and assisting Dedman's efforts to recruit renowned faculty members.
- Securing great facilities. In addition to directly benefiting our students, a world-class learning environment is essential to the heightened reputation of the Dedman College and, ultimately, to an elevated standing among our peer universities and industry partners.
- Other initiatives. Developing cutting-edge curricula in hospitality while holding onto what has made our program exceptional is imperative to our continued preeminence. Funding for our Little Dinner Series, study abroad programs in Switzerland, France and Austria, and updating our classroom technology are vital to Dedman's ascent up the ranks of top-tier hospitality programs.
Gratitude. The faculty and staff of the Dedman College of Hospitality greatly appreciate our alumni, industry partners, and friends who generously support the college and students financially, many who take the time to guest speak in classes or volunteer for other Dedman initiatives.
Even the smallest gift can be the difference between whether a student in need can pursue their dream of international study or accept an internship in a large, distant city. We encourage you to reach out to us if you have an interest in supporting a student, program or initiative. We truly appreciate your support of our great program, its students and faculty.