- 93%of our students have jobs upon graduation
- 49countries represent our student body, making us the most diverse hospitality program in the world
- 933 undergraduate students
- 86 MS in Hospitality Management students
- 42MS in Global Hospitality Business students
- 12Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration students
- $1,000,000 in merit-based scholarships (almost) were awarded last year
- 7,600 alumni work in hospitality leadership positions in more than 50 countries around the world
HOSPITALITY MEANS BUSINESS!
Our name says “Hotel and Restaurant” but we are so much more! We are a
Dr. Juan M. Madera has had his paper titled “Situational Perspective Taking as an Intervention for Improving Attitudes Toward Organizations that Invest in Diversity Management Programs" accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Psychology (a SSCI journal).
Drs. Tiffany Shin and Nathan Jarvis have received a $15,000 research grant from the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation to investigate consumer perceptions of “ugly produce,” how those perceptions influence consumers’ willingness to pay, and the industry implications and hurdles of reclaiming such produce. The United States loses approximately 40 percent of its food from farm to fork. Foodservice operations are responsible for $86 billion of this waste each year. Much of this waste occurs because produce has slight imperfections that mar its appearance and, therefore, consumers don’t purchase it. Their study will contribute to the sustainability of foodservice operations, reduction of overall food waste in the U.S. and the education of chefs, foodservice managers and instructors.
Jiseon Ahn, a doctoral candidate in the College’s first cohort of Ph.D. students, has published a book chapter titled “Trends in Medical Tourism in South Korea” in Medical Tourism and Wellness. The chapter was co-authored with Dr. Ki-Joon Back and Dr. Jungkun Park. Jiseon is also the recipient of the Cullen Fellowship Travel Grant from the Office of the Provost. The grant covers much of the cost for the annual Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference that she will attend in Busan, South Korea, in June.