Sean McGinley went from handing out chicken at KFC to shaking hands with celebraties like Carrie Underwood and delegates to the United Nations while managing NYC’s famed Waldorf-Astoria. McGinley talks about the hospitality industry, the value of his experiences abroad in Japan and New Zealand, and how he was able to excel during his time as a student.
Lydia Hanks, assistant professor of hospitality management at the Dedman School, was honored by the Penn State School of Hospitality Management and Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society with their 2017 Emerging Professional Graduate Award.
The school has developed internships at leading hospitality organizations around the world throughout its history. Students continue to delight in new opportunities to add industry experience to their resumes while gaining knowledge of their personal preferences and discovering new worlds.
Recognizing scholarship, generosity, and the career and accomplishments of Alumna of the Year, Janine Budzius, GM and COO of Philadelphia Country Club, were distinguishing activities at Dedman’s 2017 Honors & Awards Dinner at Florida State’s Champions Club, Sept. 21.
The Dedman School of Hospitality announces the appointment of Jason P. Lafferty, former director of the hospitality management and culinary arts programs at the Art Institute of Indianapolis, as director of its new hospitality management program at the Florida State University Panama City campus.
Dr. Woody G. Kim, the school’s Robert H. Dedman Professor of Hospitality Management, received the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award at ICHRIE’s 2017 Annual Summer Conference & Marketplace in Baltimore on July 28.
Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality has named Janine Budzius, the general manager and chief operating officer of Philadelphia Country Club, as their 2017 Alumna of the Year. The 1986 graduate will be celebrated at the school’s annual Honors & Awards Dinner on Sept. 21 at the university’s main campus in Tallahassee.
Below a towering, two-story Buddha, Florida State University hospitality alumni and friends dined on Pan-Asian fare at New York City’s trendy Tao Uptown. Hosted by Dr. Cyd Bougae (’75) and Chris Burr (’82) on May 11, the Dedman Alumni Dinner was the first of a series of events slated to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dedman School of Hospitality.
Blanketing the grounds of the Goodwood Museum and Gardens on April 7, Pink & Swine was and event for the Tallahassee community, promoting the gastronomic offerings of local chefs and artisans, and benefiting the Dedman School of Hospitality’s Little Dinner Series and the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center with donations of $10,000.
Don Farr may be the only director of a hospitality school who holds a doctorate, an MBA, and a “Class A” PGA Professional ranking. Farr came to FSU in 2007 to direct the Dedman School’s golf management program and has continued to develop as an academic and a leader. We discussed his career and vision for the school.