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Summer Learning

Students apply theories to business setting via summer internships

All hospitality management students are required to complete HSP_MGMT 4993, a three-credit internship course, as part of their graduation requirements. Several students shared their experience. Heather Johnson is a senior in the department with an emphasis in conference and event management. This summer, she interned at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri. The hotel has 22,000 square feet of…

Hospitality Online

Online hospitality management program meets employer demand for educated workers

The demand for educated workers is growing in hospitality. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the leisure and hospitality industry provides 15.8 million jobs in the United States. Those jobs are increasingly in management. The number of food service manager jobs in Missouri grew 48 percent between 2013 and 2015, according to data from the Missouri Department of Economic…

Back to Class

Two hospitality grads return to MU as adjunct instructors

Richard Walls’ (’87) and Mike Ebert’s (’87) paths have crossed for the second time inside the walls of Eckles Hall. Both hospitality management graduates and industry professionals, the two have returned to the university for the semester to serve as adjunct instructors. Richard Walls graduated from MU in the spring of 1987 with a degree in marketing from the College…

An Opportunity for Learning and Growth

Hospitality Management students reap benefits of CAFNR Career Fair

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 4 p.m., the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources hosted their annual career fair at the MizzouRec Complex in the Historic Brewer Fieldhouse. The event was put together by Matt Arri, coordinator of career services in the Office of Academic Programs. Companies and organizations from around the country gathered…

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.…