News Articles

An artist's interpretation of the hospitality career center
January 22, 2018

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.

Faculty members receiving praise
December 18, 2017

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 students touring the historic Chevy Chase Club
December 06, 2017

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.

Jane Boyd Ohlin
January 24, 2018

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.

Attendees toast 60th anniversary of LIttle Dinner Series.
November 17, 2017

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Little Dinner Series with a special dinner.

Sean McGinley in Panama
October 20, 2017

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.

Dr. Lydia Hanks
October 12, 2017

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.

Cairns, Australia.
October 02, 2017

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.

Don Farr addresses dinner attendees
September 25, 2017

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.

Jason Lafferty
August 15, 2017

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.