News Articles

Phil LaBrecque
May 04, 2017

Phil LaBrecque was a leader in the private club industry for more than thirty years, who cared about people and made a difference in their lives by encouraging and inspiring them. In that spirit of helping others, the LeBrecque family has created the Phil LaBrecque Memorial Scholarship at the Dedman School of Hospitality.

Carly Plantamura
May 11, 2017

Spring 2017 graduate Carly Plantamura never heard of Delta Sigma Pi's Scholarship Key until she was awarded it. She received the recognition for earning a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management while maintaining a 4.0 GPA, despite never being a member of the professional business fraternity.

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January 04, 2017

The 2017 Cecil B. Day Ethics Award was conferred upon Dan T. Cathy, Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A, at the organization’s corporate officer meeting in Atlanta this January. This was the tenth time a hospitality industry leader received the annual award for ethical leadership from the Day family and the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University.

Woody Kim

Woo Gon “Woody” Kim, the Robert H. Dedman Professor of Hospitality Management, ranks third in a list of the “Top 32 Hospitality Faculty by Research Impact,” in a study published in the Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism.


After almost eight years of service as director of the Dedman School of Hospitality, Jane Boyd Ohlin has moved into a new role as the school’s first director of Strategic Development.


Restauranteur John Rivers, owner and head chef of 4 Rivers Smokehouse, and his wife, Monica, have committed $105,000 to create the John and Monica Rivers 4 Rivers Dedman School of Hospitality Endowed Scholarship.


Dale Haney, a 1971 hotel and restaurant administration alumnus, has been selected as the Dedman School of Hospitality’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year.

2016 Master's Augusta National

While the world’s greatest professional golfers were teeing off at Augusta National for the 2016 Masters Tournament, 35 Florida State students were behind the scenes sharing in the excitement.

Seminole Tribe

The Seminole Tribe of Florida hosted 28 hospitality majors from Dr. Nathan Line’s Integrated Marketing for Hospitality class on a two-day familiarization tour of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.


Andrew Rubinacci, who graduated from Florida State University in 1991 with degrees in hospitality administration and marketing, recently funded the Andrew and Marybeth Rubinacci Dedman School of Hospitality Director's Office in Legacy Hall. His wife, Marybeth, is a 1993 Florida State graduate, who majored in speech pathology.