Alumni

Chris Kirby '14 presents in the 2014 Business Plan Competition
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Where Are They Now? Chris Kirby ’14

Chris Kirby ’14 is the creator of Ithaca Hummus and participant in the Pillsbury Business Plan Competition

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A Vlogger’s Journey from Ithaca to Istanbul

Nolan Hotel School graduate Doug Barnard ’18 uses his YouTube travel channel to do the greatest good on the global stage.

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100 years of Cornell Hospitality: Alumni Celebrate at Gala

Over 300 alumni of the Nolan School of Hotel Administration walked the red carpet at the 13th annual Icons and Innovators (I&I) Awards gala.

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Elizabeth Blau, MS ’97 Named 2022 Cornell Hospitality Innovator

Elizabeth Blau, MS ’97, founder and chief executive officer of Blau + Associates, is the recipient of the 2022 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award.

jeremiah swain, cameron scott, and ryan goble walk in the snow towards their facility in ithaca, new york
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Paving the Way for Cannabis Hospitality

Two Hotelies have launched 8th Wonder Cannabis Company, a startup that is set on becoming a leading brand in New York State’s emerging cannabis industry.

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Excitement and Readiness Accompanied the 2021 National HR in Hospitality Conference

National HR in Hospitality Conference took place September 21 to September 23, 2021 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA

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Cirona Labs creates cannabinoid ingredients for food, beverage, and cosmetics companies

Hotelie Hunter Friedland ’19, founder of Cirona Labs, credits Cornell’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for helping him to build and launch his startup.

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Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

CHR hosted a virtual keynote webinar to explore the challenges and opportunities of sustainability in the hospitality industry

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Charting Your Future: Reflections from Lee Pillsbury ’69

Reflections from Lee Pillsbury occasioned by the 15th anniversary of The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship