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News from the School of Hotel Administration September 2012

The 2012 Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards

 Students enjoy the brand new Marriott Student Learning Center.
Toni Knorr, MPS ’77 named MMH Outstanding Alumna
Antoinette "Toni" Knorr, MPS '77, general manager of the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, has been chosen to receive the 2012 MMH Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award, presented by the master of management in hospitality (MMH) program. Knorr will receive the award at the 11th annual Cornell MMH Reception on November 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the Westin New York at Times Square. Read more.

Welcome, Class of 2016
When classes began on August 22, SHA staff and faculty welcomed 245 new students: 177 freshmen and 68 transfer students. Collectively, the members of this incoming class share academic strength and a strong interest in hospitality. Click here for some quick facts about the class of 2016.

OEE launches Cornell Advanced Programs for hospitality executives
The Office of Executive Education has introduced a new series of executive-level, topic-specific courses designed to teach industry leaders about current hospitality trends and innovations and give them access to a network of international colleagues. Cornell Advanced Programs are four-day, intensive courses providing deep understanding in specific topics related to hospitality management. Read more.

CREF expands educational activities
The Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF) is expanding both its academic and co-curricular activities as it begins its fourth year of operation. Working in conjunction with the newly named Baker Program in Real Estate, CREF’s goal is to expand scholarship in real estate and finance, expand support of the real estate industry, and support students who are enrolled in the real estate minor. Read more.

Fall brings great line-up of CHS events
The fall Cornell Hotel Society calendar is overflowing with industry insight events in Atlanta, Miami, and San Francisco; networking opportunities in New York, London, Peru, and Serbia and Montenegro; an SHA 90th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C.; and the 2012 Homecoming Hotelie Tailgate on campus. And that’s just the September schedule! To see a full calendar of events or register, click here.

CHRS preview: 90+ presenters and panelists to share top industry ideas
When the 2012 Cornell Hospitality Research Summit (CHRS) convenes in October, well over 90 industry leaders and researchers will present the latest information on industry issues and solutions. The CHRS, set for October 8 and 9 at SHA, will host up to 300 high-level industry practitioners and academic researchers. Registration space is still available, and a strong group of participants has already registered. Read more.

SHA participates in global hospitality and tourism conferences
SHA’s associate deans, faculty, and staff will share research and expertise and connect with alumni and other industry leaders at the following upcoming hospitality and tourism conferences—SAHIC, the Lodging Conference, CHICOS, and NATHIC. Read more.

Executives and Entrepreneurs in Residence bring industry expertise to SHA
The Executive- and Entrepreneur-in-Residence Programs give students and faculty the opportunity to learn from industry practitioners with real world experience and expertise. Read more.

Students put theory into practice while raising support for a good cause
Students in Catering and Special Events Management will host their annual Charity Auction on November 3, 6:00-10:00 p.m., in the Beck Center. Creative juices are flowing as students brainstorm the perfect theme for this year’s auction. The students will also pick multiple charities to support. Last year's class raised more than $20,000. To donate items to the auction, contact Professor Rupert Spies at

Atlanta Lodging Outlook
Atlanta, GA

Alumni Dinner at SAHIC 2012
Lima, Peru

4th Annual South FL Lodging Outlook
Miami, FL

CHS welcomes the class of 2012 to NYC
New York, NY

Drinks and Dinner at HOTe
London, England

90th Anniversary Celebration of the SHA
Washington, DC

CHS AA & EE Annual Meeting
Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

Homecoming 2012: Tailgate and Live Webcast Lecture featuring Prof. Sherri Kimes
Ithaca, NY

Recipes for Success- A conversation on making it in the SF food & beverage scene
San Francisco, CA


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