HEC students welcomed our alumni home

September 29, 2016

Dear Hotelies,

Thank you for bringing to my attention the correct titles of refreshments for past Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Tuesday’s message should have reflected the following titles, the first of which is of course, “Brownies with Beck!” We also had “Cookies with Clark,” “Doughnuts with Dittman,” “Kuchen with Kimes,” “Bakery with Butler,” and “Java with Johnson.” It’s a memorable legacy and one that we’ve continued into our future!

Warm regards,
Kate Walsh


Homecoming Dessert

Dear SHA Alumni,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at this past weekend’s Homecoming activities. Our HEC students did a fabulous job hosting a welcome-back brunch and then preparing the desserts for SHA’s tailgate. As I’m sure you remember, one of our more beloved traditions is to offer students refreshments after the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, based on the dean’s last name. Who could ever forget “Cookies with Clark,” “Donuts with Dittman,” “Brownies with Butler,” or “Java with Johnson”?” While it’s been tricky to come up with something to go with “Walsh,” we polled our students for suggestions and came up with “Wind Down with Walsh.” In honor of that tradition of alliteration, our HEC students prepared some amazing desserts including white chocolate cookies and even whoopie pies.

Another of our important traditions is to share all that is happening with you, our extended family. The beautiful fall issue of Hotelie magazine should start arriving in your mailboxes in late October. This issue features an engaging cross-section of alumni, including a cover story on Dietmar Müller-Elmau, MPS ’80, founder of the hospitality software company Fidelio. Dietmar owns Schloss Elmau, a top European resort that he has transformed into one of Germany’s foremost cultural and intellectual retreats. His amazing story makes for fascinating reading.

Also, a new email-based communication, SHA in the News, debuts later this week. As its name implies, this newsletter is dedicated to sharing SHA’s top media hits. In it you’ll see stories about our school, our faculty and their industry-based research, and our Hotelies continuing to make their global impact throughout our industry and beyond.

We look forward to continuing to share all that is happening here at SHA, and would love to hear what is happening with you as well. As always, please feel free to reach out to us at 607.255.3565 or SHAAlumniAffairs@cornell.edu.

Warm regards from all of us at Statler Hall,

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Kate Walsh, PhD
Interim Dean and E. M. Statler Professor
School of Hotel Administration

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