Alumni Award by The School of Hospitality Business,
Michigan State University
|CHICAGO, IL – May 20 – Some of the lodging community’s most successful
business leaders today were granted the Distinguished Alumni award by prestigious
The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University (MSU), at
a lavish Chicago ceremony, The School Director and Professor Ronald Cichy
announced today. Some of the award winners included such well- recognized
At the celebration Cichy said, “Today we are delighted to honor these alumni during our alma mater’s 75th Anniversary Year. They studied and learned under remarkable faculty, and then went out and not only succeeded, but furthered MSU’s good name and reputation. We thank them for giving back to their alma mater with his time, talents and treasures.”
Hundreds of MSU Alumni traveled from around the world to attend the ceremony recognizing leaders in the hospitality industry. Other award recipients include James B. Singerling, Chief Executive Officer of the Club Managers Association of America, who was awarded The School’s Industry Leader of the Year award, recognizing his exemplary leadership in the hospitality industry. In addition, Donald I. Smith, noted restaurateur, professor and author, was named Honorary Alumnus of the Year, recognizing his leadership and contributions to further the interests of The School.
Some of the lodging leaders receiving the Distinguished Alumni award include
Concluded Cichy, “Since our School was founded 75 years ago, we have produced many of the luminaries of our industry – chairmen for dozens of the most prominent hotel and food service companies around the world, for example, are all graduates from The School of Hospitality Business. Today we are delighted not only to recognize many of our School’s stellar alumni, but to thank them for all they have contributed to our industry and our School.”
Founded in 1927, The School is celebrating its 75th Anniversary Year in 2002. The School is recognized as the top-ranked business-based hospitality school in the world. The School has more than 8,500 graduates worldwide, including a number of leading academicians and industry executives. The mission of The School is to be the leader in hospitality business education through teaching, research, and service. The School offers an exceptionally well-crafted curriculum taught by innovative professors who are leading textbook authors, sought-after consultants, and respected researchers.
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