News Articles

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.


Restaurateur 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.


Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, was awarded the 2016 Cecil B. Day Ethics Award before several hundred gathered for the company’s annual corporate kickoff in Atlanta on Jan. 19.