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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.


Dave Gingher, director of Campus Retail Dining at Penn State, and Joe Crimmins, director of Hospitality Services at Penn State, are two of the newest members of the Penn State School of Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board, which advises the school on industry trends, recommends curriculum enhancements, and supports students through professional development opportunities.


Penn State’s Hospitality Leadership Institute in the School of Hospitality Management is partnering with Penn State Executive Programs in the Smeal College of Business to present Big Digital Marketing for Hospitality Executives in downtown Philadelphia.


Dan Flannery, senior vice president and managing director of EDITION Hotels, has joined the Penn State School of Hospitality Management’s Industry Advisory Board.


Female hotel employees who weigh more are perceived as more competent and kinder than women who weigh less, according to results of a study by Penn State researchers. Those same perceptions also predicted more positive evaluations of the hotel.


The Penn State School of Hospitality Management (SHM) welcomes John Longstreet, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA), as a member of its Industry Advisory Board.


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