Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality announces a gift from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation to establish the Marriott Career Center.
Graduates of the Dedman School of Hospitality have long cited the individual attention they received from its faculty as a contributing factor in their career successes. In a Thank-a-Professor program launched by Florida State University his fall, the school’s faculty once again received student accolades.
Dedman Global Club Management and Leadership students toured renowned private clubs frequented by former U.S. presidents while attending the Club Managers Association of America’s 2017 National Student Education Conference in Washington, D.C.
As a student, alumna, faculty member, and director, Jane Boyd Ohlin (‘79) has been active with the Dedman School of Hospitality for more than 40 years. Ohlin’s love of entertaining others and traveling drew her to the hospitality industry and has ultimately benefited countless students and alumni. Before a backdrop of the school’s history, Ohlin shares the story of her career in hospitality and FSU academics.
Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Little Dinner Series with a special dinner.
Sean McGinley went from handing out chicken at KFC to shaking hands with celebraties like Carrie Underwood and delegates to the United Nations while managing NYC’s famed Waldorf-Astoria. McGinley talks about the hospitality industry, the value of his experiences abroad in Japan and New Zealand, and how he was able to excel during his time as a student.
Lydia Hanks, assistant professor of hospitality management at the Dedman School, was honored by the Penn State School of Hospitality Management and Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society with their 2017 Emerging Professional Graduate Award.
The school has developed internships at leading hospitality organizations around the world throughout its history. Students continue to delight in new opportunities to add industry experience to their resumes while gaining knowledge of their personal preferences and discovering new worlds.
Recognizing scholarship, generosity, and the career and accomplishments of Alumna of the Year, Janine Budzius, GM and COO of Philadelphia Country Club, were distinguishing activities at Dedman’s 2017 Honors & Awards Dinner at Florida State’s Champions Club, Sept. 21.
The Dedman School of Hospitality announces the appointment of Jason P. Lafferty, former director of the hospitality management and culinary arts programs at the Art Institute of Indianapolis, as director of its new hospitality management program at the Florida State University Panama City campus.