Cornell MMH Reception

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.

Nominations for the 2018 Outstanding MMH Alumna/us of the Year award are now being accepted! Submit yours here. All nominations must be submitted by April 20, 2018.

Save the date for the 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

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.

View photos from the 2017 event


Congratulations to the 2017 Cornell MMH Outstanding Alumna of the Year:

Elizabeth Blau, MS '97
Founder and CEO, Blau + Associates

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Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:

Hilton logo Questex logo


Past Award Recipients

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, MMH '96

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2013 Recipient

Toni Knorr, MPS '77

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2012 Recipient

Kirk Kinsell, MPS '80

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2011 Recipient

Brian Ferguson, MPS '95

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2010 Recipient

Timothy Dick, MPS '88

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2009 Recipient

Shonette Harrison, MMH '01

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2008 Recipient