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Looking addiction straight in the eye—and treating it with science and empathy

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.

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Students go behind the scenes on Royal Caribbean cruise

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.

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A most curious Hotelie: Gregory Falco’s wide-ranging path to MIT and beyond

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.

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Cheryl Stanley’s winning ways with wine

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.

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Junior’s restaurant and bakery: A home-grown business with billion-dollar ambitions

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.

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Tru success: Alexandra Jaritz ’97

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.

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Student entrepreneur Rob Karp is miles ahead

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.

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Catching up with entrepreneur Mark Thompson ’08

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 studies

Larkin created “Cookie Melt,” with two classmates in Product Development in the Food and Beverage Industry, a course taught by SHA lecturer Chris Gaulke.