Cornell MMH Reception

17th annual Cornell MMH Reception:

November 11, 2018
Todd English Food Hall
The Plaza Hotel
5:00-7:00 p.m.
New York, New York


The Cornell MMH Reception is held annually during HX: The Hotel Experience - Rooms to Restaurants as a networking event for MMH alumni, current students, and industry leaders.

The highlight of the reception is the presentation of the MMH Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award, presented by the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) and the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. The award recognizes an MMH, MS, or MPS alumna/alumnus who has demonstrated exceptional career progression and continued service to the School of Hotel Administration and its students.

2018 MMH Outstanding Alumnus of the Year:
Pablo Azcárraga MPS '85 


Pablo Azcárraga '85 is the chairman of Posadas board of directors and continues to be one of Latin America's most respected industry leaders. Azcárraga will receive the award at the annual Cornell MMH Reception on Sunday, November 11, in New York City.


Thank you to our 2018 event sponsor:


To learn more about how you or your business can support this event, please contact Jennifer Mayo '13 (CALS), director of external relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, at or 607.255.3101.

Past Award Recipients

Elizabeth Blau, MS '97

Elizabeth Blau, MS '97

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2017 Recipient

Kelly McGuire, MMH '01, PhD '07

Kelly McGuire, MMH '01, PhD '07

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2016 Recipient

Chiaki Tanuma

Chiaki Tanuma, MPS '80

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2015 Recipient

Mark Woodworth

Mark Woodworth, MPS '78

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2014 Recipient

D. J. Rama

D. J. Rama, MMH '96

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2013 Recipient

Toni Knorr

Toni Knorr, MPS '77

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2012 Recipient

Kirk Kinsell

Kirk Kinsell, MPS '80

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2011 Recipient

Brian Ferguson

Brian Ferguson, MPS '95

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2010 Recipient

Timothy Dick

Timothy Dick, MPS '88

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2009 Recipient

Shonette Harrison

Shonette Harrison, MMH '01

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2008 Recipient