The School of Hotel Administration’s flagship publication, Hotelie magazine, brings you the remarkable activities of our alumni, faculty, and students and showcases our outstanding curriculum.
The Business of Coffee: Not the regular grindApril 21, 2020
The Business of Coffee: From Farm to Cup, developed by SHA assistant professor Jacob Chestnut, is Cornell’s first-ever course about coffee.
Hotel executive Arthur Keith ’84 is new Statler GMFebruary 5, 2020
Keith brings 36 years of hospitality operations expertise to the dual role of directing the Statler Hotel and developing student leaders.
Learning to manage, with feelingNovember 15, 2019
Kristina Workman’s research and teaching focus on the value of compassion and positive interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
A fresh approach to helping the planet: Elena Belavina takes on food wasteSeptember 18, 2019
SHA associate professor Elena Belavina is finding strategies to help grocery suppliers, households, and restaurants reduce food waste.
With food insecurity as their entrée, students learn the business of serving a causeFebruary 7, 2019
Service is a key to learning in the course Hunger, Health, and Nonprofit Social Enterprise. Requirements include volunteering and organizing a fundraiser.
To save their back yard, they built a townJanuary 10, 2019
Hotelie Garnie Nygren ’05 discusses the inspiration and vision for Serenbe, a model built environment that she is helping to create in the woods southwest of Atlanta.
Mathematical elegance meets social relevance in the research of Vincent SlaughSeptember 13, 2018
Vince Slaugh, assistant professor, has focused his research on questions related to nursing-home staffing and maximizing adoption opportunities for teens.
Aaron Adalja joins the A teamAugust 22, 2018
Adalja joined the faculty last year as an assistant professor of food and beverage management— the culmination of a wide-ranging professional journey.
A spa-tacular learning experience with Inns of AuroraAugust 3, 2018
The Inns of Aurora is moving ahead with plans to develop a destination spa. And they’re involving students from the Hotel School in the process.
Looking addiction straight in the eye—and treating it with science and empathyMay 11, 2018
Through Shatterproof, the national organization that Gary Mendell ’79 founded to change how addiction is perceived, prevented, and treated, his son Brian is continuing to help others years after his death in 2011 at the age of 25.
Students go behind the scenes on Royal Caribbean cruiseMay 3, 2018
Twenty students from the Hotel School witnessed firsthand how Royal Caribbean International successfully operates its cruises after they boarded the Enchantment of the Seas in February for a three-day experiential learning trip to the Bahamas.
A most curious Hotelie: Gregory Falco’s wide-ranging path to MIT and beyondMarch 21, 2018
Falco landed on Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list in enterprise technology in recognition of the promise of NeuroMesh, the anti-hacking security company that he founded with MIT kindred spirit Caleb Li.
Cheryl Stanley’s winning ways with wineMarch 8, 2018
Four years after taking over the legendary Introduction to Wines course, Stanley has won deep admiration, respect, and affection from many (many) hundreds of Cornellians.
Junior’s restaurant and bakery: A home-grown business with billion-dollar ambitionsFebruary 23, 2018
Alumnus Alan Rosen ’91 shared his journey at the helm of one of the most delicious operations in the country—Junior’s, a restaurant company famed, increasingly widely, for its cheesecake.
Tru success: Alexandra Jaritz ’97December 20, 2017
As Hilton's senior vice president and global head of Tru by Hilton, Jaritz has created a platform that will open many doors to a large and underserved market.
Student entrepreneur Rob Karp is miles aheadOctober 3, 2017
When it came to starting his own business, Rob Karp ’19 was miles ahead of his peers. He was all of 14 when he turned his passion for airlines and his prowess for numbers into a travel consulting company.
Catching up with entrepreneur Mark Thompson ’08September 5, 2017
In the year since we featured Mark in the Fall 2016 issue of Hotelie magazine, the now former Wall Street financial analyst has opened his first Harlem Coffee Co. premium coffee lounge.
Megan Larkin ’17 finds the sweet spot in food and beverage studiesJuly 26, 2017
Larkin created “Cookie Melt,” with two classmates in Product Development in the Food and Beverage Industry, a course taught by SHA lecturer Chris Gaulke.
Sharonee Vaca ’19 takes off for aviation industryJuly 11, 2017
Freshman year at SHA, Vaca networked and shared her passion for the aviation industry, and landed an internship in Delta’s networking planning department.