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Do you enjoy working with people? Love going the extra mile to make customers feel appreciated and satisfied?

Designed for students just like you who have an interest in pursuing a vast spectrum of far-reaching service-oriented careers, the world-class School of Hospitality Management (SHM) undergraduate program at Penn State will help you make your professional mark within the hospitality sector — in a way that reflects your unique career and lifestyle goals.


This multidisciplinary undergraduate program combines a broad educational foundation with “real-world experiences” and other opportunities for students to hone their leadership, business and communication skills. By tailoring the flexible curriculum to meet your specific needs and interests, you may pursue an emphasis in restaurant management, hotel management, or institutional management.

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Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management is one of the most prestigious and well-respected programs of its kind in the nation.
Gary and Joanne Budge
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Joanne and Gary Budge create scholarship to inspire student achievement in Hospitality Management

Gary Budge, a 1972 graduate of the College of Health and Human Development, and his wife, Joanne, have established the Joanne and Gary Budge Achievement Scholarship in the School of Hospitality Management. The scholarship, which will become endowed after the couple’s lifetime with the remaining balance of their 27 charitable gift annuities, will be awarded to high-achieving students studying hospitality management.