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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…

Putting It All Together

Students practice theories from class in their internships

Kristen Bogolin “This summer I got the opportunity to intern at CMPR, which is a sports and entertainment firm based out of Manhattan Beach, California. There I got the opportunity to learn more about the hospitality industry and network with many people. I did many different things including posting on multiple social media outlets, writing itineraries for the events and…

Ciao From Italy

Students get cultural inspiration, gain valuable experience by studying abroad in Italy

This summer students and Dr. Mauro Palmero visited Florence, Italy, from June 5 through July 14, as part of a study abroad program. The host, Florence University of Arts, and its faculty and staff extended their warm hospitality to the group. They were professional, knowledgeable and helpful. When the group had any need, they went above and beyond to accommodate…

Cheers from California

CAFNR alumni find success in the West Coast wine industry

In 2015 alone, California produced more than 600 million gallons of wine, accounting for 83 percent of the wine produced in the United States. Two alumni of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources played a role in those massive numbers as they have each found success while working in the industry. Moberly native Kristina Werner,…