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Fourteen student leaders within the School of Hospitality Management (SHM) attended the Sara C. Parks Student Leadership Workshop, held in August at Café Laura. Parks is a nutritionist, professor emerita and former director of SHM. The workshop is offered through her endowment.


Since 2012, hospitality management professor Hubert “Bert” Van Hoof has spent a considerable amount time in South America to mentor local faculty, who often have limited resources and little advanced education, on how to conceptualize and design studies, collect data, analyze findings, and write academic articles for peer-reviewed journals.


The Penn State School of Hospitality Management offered its first-ever workshop for the Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) program, a professional development certification designed for post-secondary hospitality educators around the world. Developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, the CHE designation is one of the most recognized credentials in hospitality and tourism education.


The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS) will celebrate the first National PSHRS Day on June 23 with events in 14 cities across the country.


Faculty members with the Penn State School of Hospitality Management traveled to Vietnam in May as part of a curriculum partnership with Duy Tan University.


The “Putt, Chip and Dip” event at the Penn State Golf Course was the result of a collaboration between hospitality management and PGA golf management programs to provide students with an opportunity to try out the skills they learned in the classroom. The goal was to prepare students for upcoming internships and jobs in their fields of study.


It’s not everyday that college students stand in front of corporate executives and pitch a detailed plan to improve an aspect of an already successful business. However, Penn State students often have such real-world opportunities, including those enrolled in Resort Recreation Practicum in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management.


Penn State students recently showcased their event-planning skills at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, a large event in Washington, D.C., where multiple presidential candidates and other high-profile political figures offered remarks. In all, 15 students studying hospitality management and recreation, park, and tourism management, attended the conference, which featured 20,000 attendees.


Penn State students recently showcased their event-planning skills at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, a large event in Washington, D.C., where multiple presidential candidates and other high-profile political figures offered remarks. In all, 15 students studying hospitality management and recreation, park, and tourism management, attended the conference, which featured 20,000 attendees.


The fellows, Jeffery M. Catchmark, Rosemary Jolly, Sarah Clark Miller, and Amit Sharma, will help support initiatives that integrate curricular and research components by building interdisciplinary collaborations that will advance the Rock’s goal of integrating ethics into the Penn State curriculum.


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