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Alumni Honored at the Annual Gathering of Leaders in Chicago.  

Metro Detroit Alumni from The School team up with Oakland County Spartans.

Alums attend Michigan Restaurant Show and give Izzo some Basketball advice

A few weeks later, Ben Schwartz BA '72, and Kevin Swanquist BA '08 attended the Michigan Restaurant Show and scored a photo opp with a famous college basketball coach.  Even Thin Business Sparty makes an appearance. Spartans Will.  

Alumni from The School of Hospitality Business at MSU gathered in Chicago during the National Restaurant Show for the Alumni Association’s Annual Gathering of Leaders.  The event honored Marc Cassier (BA ’89), corporate executive director of Conference Services & Catering with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts – Americas, and Mary Winslow (BA ’91), vice president of Group Accounts for Luckie & Company, as Emerging Alumni Leaders of the Year.  


Grant DePorter, CEO of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, was honored as the Honorary Alumnus of the Year, and Peter Weien (BA ’81), vice president and market general manager for Opryland Resort & Convention Center Attractions, as Alumnus of the Year.           


Hospitality Business Alumni Kevin Swanquist BA '08 , Ben Schwartz BA '72, Chuck Day, BA '91, and Mike Rice BA'91, attended the Spartan Football Kickoff Rally at Glen Oaks County Club in Farmington Hills.  The event was organized by the Oakland County Spartans and featured George Blaha with special guest, Sparty!



Check out our most recent issue of  "The Leader" - our Alumni magazine.

A smashing success for Homecoming 2016.........

Over 65 alumni attended 7 different events in one crazy weekend.  Full Story.

Once again, our Homecoming Float looked great as hard-working students and alumni marched in the Parade. Following this, the students were treated to a dinner buffet featuring slightly famous, mac n' cheese.  Each year the alumni rally and put together a spread that everyone enjoys and conducts a drawing with nice prizes.    

Thank you to the 15 graduates of our School that volunteered to speak to the current students in the lecture halls on Thursday, ushering in our first ever Alumni Board Classroom Forum.  

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