Cruise to Credits article by FIU Online

Florida International University’s Hospitality at Sea program is equal parts fun and education. The Study Abroad learning experience allows students, including those who are online learners, to earn up to six college credit hours in just a few weeks while on a cruise. In its eighth year (nine cruises total), the program recently hosted more […]

Mei and Rakesh Sarna establish the “Last Mile” Scholarship for Seniors

Mei and Rakesh Sarna establish the “Last Mile” Scholarship for Seniors at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Mei and Rakesh Sarna have announced their generous gift to create a new scholarship available for seniors at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. The Mei and Rakesh Sarna Scholarship Endowment will be […]

Chaplin School offers new online master’s degree in mega-event planning, execution

Chaplin School offers new online master’s degree in mega-event planning, execution The Miami International Boat Show. Art Basel. The Olympic Games. Coachella. The sheer scale, production and, in most cases, extravagance of these mega events can create engineering and logistical nightmares. As such, the nationally ranked Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management launched a new, fully online master’s […]

CEO Interview: Wayne E. Chaplin, CEO, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

CEO Interview: Wayne E. Chaplin, CEO, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits What current events, trends or issues do you feel our industry is facing right now? What do you consider to be the driving forces of change for the hospitality industry in the near future? What changes do you expect our industry to see in […]

How a South Florida mother went from desperation to just desserts

How a South Florida mother went from desperation to just desserts When her life fell apart 10 years ago, a South Florida mother of two let go and let God to show her the way. Now, she’s enjoying success and sharing her story to inspire others. Read Entire Story.

Regynald Washington is named top foodservice operator of 2019

Regynald Washington is named top foodservice operator of 2019 Regynald Washington, the one-time busboy who rose to president of a concessionaire that runs a wide variety of airport restaurants, was named last night as the nation’s top foodservice operator by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA). Read Entire Story.

Larry J. Harris will be our guest speaker for The Professor Michael E. Hurst Distinguished Hospitality Leaders Lecture Series

LARRY J. HARRIS ’81 Larry Harris is a freelance consultant to entrepreneurial concerns. His areas of specialty include strategic planning, organizational development, real estate, finance and environmental strategy. Mr. Harris co‐founded Pollo Tropical restaurants in Miami, Florida, in 1988. Under his leadership as CEO and Chairman of the Board, the company grew from a single […]

The fifth cohort of the Carnival Gold Scholars received full-ride scholarship awards

It was an evening reception at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management in celebration of some of FIU hospitality management’s most accomplished freshmen, but also appreciation to the Carnival Foundation. For the fifth consecutive February, five hospitality students took on the honor of being called Carnival Gold Scholars as they received full-ride scholarship […]

Undergraduate hospitality management student presented at one of the nation’s largest graduate research conferences

Bradford Capuozzo, an undergraduate student at FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, presented research guided by Dr. Howook Chang at one of the nation’s largest graduate research conferences. Research presented: An exploratory investigation of particular matter pollution in restaurants In his own words| Bradford Capuozzo As an undergraduate student attending the 24th Annual […]