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Gaining a Global Perspective

Students study abroad in Florence, Italy 

Going to Europe on a vacation is one thing, but being able to live and adapt to another culture is a completely different concept. Led by Dr. Lincoln Marshall, 23 hospitality management students traveled to Florence, Italy, through a College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources study abroad program. Students had the choice between a three-week program and a six-week…

Second Place at Smith Travel Research Competition

Hospitality management graduate students place second at national competition

Four graduate students in the Department of Hospitality Management won second place at the Smith Travel Research Student Market Analysis Competition. Yi-Sung Cheng, Ph.D. candidate, Angie Im, Ph.D. student, Tiantian Li, master’s student and BeomJoo Kim, master’s student, represented the college. The group, along with Seonghee Cho, associate professor of hospitality management, traveled to the Jacob Javits Center in New…

Linking Two Worlds

Hospitality management graduate uses ag background with NAFB

In the early 1970s, a group of hotel and restaurant managers from across the state identified a strong need for educated graduates in the field. They brought the idea of a program to the university, and after approaching several academic units on campus, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources agreed to house it. The relationship that formed has become…

Recognizing Academic Success

Scholarship Awards Dinner Held April 10 

Members of the Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association (MMRA) hosted an annual scholarship dinner to honor hospitality management student recipients. MMRA President Lydia Melton presented her welcoming remarks and John LaRocca, MRA president, offered his address. MMRA Board of Directors, hospitality management faculty, friends and families were also present to congratulate the students. The 2017-2018 MMRA recipients were: Tristen Hagar, Heidi Hilbert,…

Twenty-Four-Hour Tiger

Steve O'Loughlin joins the Department of Hospitality Management as Professor-for-a-Day

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Reich Family Professor-for-a-Day program brings industry professionals on to campus and into the classroom. The vision behind the program is to provide an informal environment for connections and collaboration. Students are able to meet future employers and receive advice from seasoned experts. On Nov. 28, students from three classrooms in the Department…

A Worthwhile Experience

Students attend spring 2017 hospitality management industry day

On March 8, the Department of Hospitality Management, a unit under the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, continued the tradition of providing networking opportunities to connect eager students with future employers. Student volunteers and industry professionals joined together to help the next generation of hospitality employees learn more about transitioning into the field. The day began at 9 a.m.…

A Legacy of Hospitality

Three generations of the Bond family reflect on their commitment to the industry and to MU

Denny Bond (B.A. ’67, B.S. ’68, M.Ed. ’69, U.S. Army Military Science ’69) smiles as he remembers the early days of his career – the days after returning home from Vietnam and deciding what career to pursue. He recalls the days of working as a front desk manager at the Muehlbach Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, checking in guests and hanging…

Show-Me Hospitality

Two CAFNR graduates have spent their careers making Columbia a welcoming place to stay

In January 2015, USA Today ranked Columbia, Missouri, as the No. 2 spot for a “dynamite daytrip.” Two hospitality management graduates have been crucial in creating the city’s fun and relaxed personality that earned such a high rating. Currently serving as the director and sales manager at the Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau respectively, Amy Schneider (’00) and Beth Mead…