Dear SHA Alumni,
Do you remember your first days in Statler Hall? Meeting your classmates, interacting with your professors, learning where you sit for dean’s lecture? Those days were completely exhilarating, if a little nerve-wracking. Well, another year has begun, and this past week, 159 freshmen and 77 transfer students have joined the Statler family. Thanks to our exceptional staff in Student Services, they are well on their way to becoming Hotelies!
On Saturday, August 20, I had the privilege of welcoming our new students to the world-renowned School of Hotel Administration. I invited them to join in our fantastic SHA signature events—including Hotel Ezra Cornell, the Hotel Leadership Development Program, the Cornell Hotel Society, and so many more. This Friday they will hear their first guest lecture from our industry leaders as Daniel Schwartz, the CEO of Restaurant Brands international, kicks off the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
I am so happy to share with you a slideshow of some of the moments from our new students’ first few days as Hotelies. As you will see, memories are being made here each and every day. I hope this brings back a few of your own.
With best wishes from all of us at SHA!
Kate Walsh, PhD
Interim Dean and E. M. Statler Professor
School of Hotel Administration