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Historical Marking for the School of Hospitality Management.
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Now celebrating our 80th decade, the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State is one of the nation’s longest-standing programs of its kind.

With origins integrating a range of disciplines from business to home economics, this world-class field of study offers an engaging curriculum, hands-on research, and top-tier facilities, including an on-site full-service restaurant and state-of-the-art laboratories.

Our ever-evolving scholarship examines all angles of business management within a hospitality context spanning a wide variety of settings — from large global hotel brands, restaurants and wineries, event and tourism venues, corporate meetings and convention centers, franchises, start-ups and technology providers, and everything in between.

Nicole Harker
Spring 2019 Commencement
SHM Student Marshal

Nicole Harker was a member of Eta Sigma Delta, the honor society for SHM students, where she completed numerous community service projects. She worked at the Nittany Lion Inn as a front desk agent, held an internship at the Reeds at Shelter Haven, and was selected to attend the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association President's Conference. She received numerous awards and scholarships. Following graduation, she plans to complete a manager-in-training program at the Four Seasons Ko Olina Resort in Oahu, Hawaii.