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The College of Health and Human Development announced recipients of its 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards. A reception honoring the awardees was held Nov. 15 in the Bennett Pierce Living Center in Henderson Building at Penn State University Park.


The Penn State School of Hospitality Management in the College of Health and Human Development and The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society, have named Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, as the 2018 Hospitality Executive of the Year. The University will honor Sorenson at a reception at the historic Nittany Lion Inn on April 12, 2018.


The Penn State School of Hospitality Management in the College of Health and Human Development and the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society have named Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, as the 2018 Hospitality Executive of the Year. The University will honor Sorenson at a reception at the Nittany Lion Inn on April 12, 2018.


The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association has recognized a Penn State student for displaying notable industry involvement, academic success and strong leadership potential.


At University Park and around the world, Penn State students are actively involved in research that supports health and human development.


The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society Opportunity Scholarship, the society’s first scholarship endowment, will ease the financial burden for students who face significant financial hurdles as they work toward their degrees.


Penn State students will hold a fundraising event in November to support an organization that over the last four years has worked to enforce Pennsylvania humane laws and rescued more than 900 dogs.


The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society and Penn State School of Hospitality Management will honor nine alumni during the 2017 Alumni Awards Reception in conjunction with the school’s annual Alumni in the Classroom event.


New additions to the Penn State School of Hospitality Management faculty -- including two Penn State alumni -- represent the breadth and diversity of the hospitality industry.


With the continual growth of gaming in Pennsylvania, nationally and internationally, Penn State is taking steps to better prepare hospitality management students for leadership roles in the industry.


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