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Senior Spotlight: Remi Levinson

Levinson will graduate with a degree in hospitality management

For Remi Levinson, the hospitality management degree program at the University of Missouri offered her exactly what she was looking for. Levinson has always had an interest in planning events – and saw the hospitality management program as a great opportunity to build on that interest, as well as give her additional insights into one of the largest industries in…

Applying Classroom Knowledge to Industry Settings

Hospitality management course partners with local hotels to give students hands-on experiences

While students in the hospitality management degree program gain valuable insights into the second largest industry in the United States through their coursework, the hands-on learning opportunities offered through the program give students a first-hand, behind-the-scene look at this growing industry. Those opportunities are plentiful through the Hotel and Lodging Operations and Management (HSP_MGMT 3400) course. Students spend the semester…

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Darius Robinson

Darius Robinson's dedication to football, hospitality management degree program have been evident as a Tiger

It was just five years ago when Darius Robinson suited up for his first organized football game as a junior at Canton High School in Michigan. The sport came naturally to Robinson, and it didn’t take long for Division I scholarship offers to start rolling in. In his two seasons at Canton, Robinson became a top-20 prospect in the state…

Mauro Palmero Accepted Into 2022-23 MU Thrive Faculty Learning Community

Mauro Palmero, associate teaching professor, has been accepted to the 2022-23 MU Thrive Faculty Learning Community. Faculty who are part of the professional learning community learn about inclusive teaching practices and have opportunities to connect with peers, experienced mentors and student leaders. Palmero teaches in the Division of Applied Social Sciences’ hospitality management program. His courses are guest service management,…

DASS Showcases Diversity Champions During IDE Awards Ceremony

The second annual Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) Awards Ceremony was held in mid-May and honored students, faculty and alumni. The awards were presented by the DASS IDE Awards Committee. Receiving awards were: Aniyah Jones, a senior in hospitality management. Aniyah was identified by one of her professors as the perfect person to lead and…

Senior Spotlight: Gina Vekkos

Vekkos will graduate with a degree in hospitality management

An avid sports fan, Gina Vekkos was able to secure an internship last summer with the Schaumburg Boomers, a professional independent baseball team that plays in the Frontier League. There was just one minor problem – baseball wasn’t a sport that Vekkos knew much about. However, with the encouragement of a professor in the hospitality management degree program, Vekkos’ major,…

Making a Great First Impression

Hospitality management workshop showcases proper dining etiquette for a business setting

Greg Chase has returned to his alma mater a handful of times to share his expertise with University of Missouri students on proper dining etiquette in a business setting. Chase graduated with a degree in hospitality management from Mizzou in 2007, and is certified by the Protocol School of Washington as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant. Chase’s most…

Pei Liu Accepted into the Early Career Research Development Fellows Program

Pei Liu, assistant professor in hospitality management, has been accepted into the Early Career Research Development Fellowship through MU’s Office of Research. The Early Career Research Development Fellows Program is aimed at full-time, pre-tenure faculty who are seeking opportunities for strategic career planning and skill development in the area of academic research. During the three-year program, participants are expected to…

Two CAFNR Students Honored as Mizzou 18 Award Recipients

This week, the Mizzou Alumni Association and Alumni Association Student Board named the 2022 Mizzou 18 Award and Mizzou ’39 Award recipients. The Mizzou 18 Award is dedicated to honoring 18 University of Missouri graduate and professional students in the last year of their degree eligibility. Recipients are chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their…

Finding Joy in New Experiences

The Italy study abroad program allowed Lauren Tippen to experience growth in numerous ways

As a hospitality management student, Lauren Tippen was excited to participate in the Italy study abroad program last year through the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). That program is focused on the hospitality industry in Italy, as well as Italian culture. The pandemic forced the cancellation of the program, though, and Tippen, a senior,…