On the Move: Hospitality Alumnae Promotions

The goal of any student while in college is to secure or advance a career in their chosen field after college. For two Chaplin School alumni, that has been exactly the case. Catalina Orozco B.S. ’07 (pictured left) and Zhiran “Nature” Liu B.S. ’13 (pictured right) both recently shared news of their respective promotions in […]

Hospitality Professors Recognized for Outstanding Scholarly Achievements

Three members of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management faculty were recently nominated as Top Scholars at FIU. Professors Miranda Kitterlin, Patrick Cassidy, and Aaron Welch were nominated in honor of their outstanding scholarly contributions to the academic community. Professor Kitterlin, who won Best Paper for her publication Festival Motivation and Loyalty Factor at […]

On the Bay After Dark

What do you do when you’re away from the books? When the sun goes down, Campus Recreation’s underlit paddle boarding and kayaking excursions are the perfect way to take advantage of warm Miami temps and a unique activity on the Biscayne Bay campus while hanging out with friends. Daytime activity seekers can also kayak and paddle […]

Hospitality Alumnus Takes British Airways to the Top

Under the leadership of managing director of Brands & Customer Experience, Frank van der Post ’84, British Airways has been voted UK’s 2014 Consumer Superbrand of the Year in a Bristish national survey. When asked about the honor, Mr. van der Post said, “We are thrilled to be named the Consumer Superbrand of the year. […]

Professor Cassidy Receives “Grand Award” for Teaching

The Society of Wine Educators (SWE) recently presented Professor Patrick “Chip” Cassidy with “The Grand Award” at their 37th Annual Conference in Orlando. The award recognizes Professor Cassidy’s achievements as a wine professional and his nearly thirty-year commitment to excellence in wine education at the Chaplin School. Past recipients of “The Grand Award” are Robert […]

Badia Spices Contest Challenges Chaplin Students to Innovate

Chaplin and Badia Spices recently hosted a spice rub competition that put students’ imaginations to the test in a challenge that called for students to create a unique spice rub that Badia Spices will sell and distribute. “It is very rewarding to be able to help develop the next generation of industry professionals,” said Joseph […]

Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation Donates $1 Million Naming Gift to School

The Foundation made the announcement at the 33rd Wine Experience, an annual event that gathers leaders in the wine industry for an evening of honor and recognition. The generous gift supports the training of future innovators in the newly named, state-of-the-art Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory. Read More

Career Services Office Officially Named

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has joined forces with the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management’s Career Development Office, and officially names the program. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Career Services Program, as it will be called, will continue to provide assistance with internship and career placement opportunities […]

FIU Magazine Profiles Chaplin Alumnus in His Gourmet Ice Cream Shop

FIU Magazine caught up with Hospitality Management alumnus Don Sargeant to talk about one of his gourmet ice-cream shops in Atlanta. Don co-owns Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream and enjoying the sweet taste of success. Photo courtesy of Samantha M. Shal/Neighbornewspapers.com Read More