Dedman School of Hospitality

The Big Story: November 23, 2020

The Florida State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved Friday the renaming of the Dedman School of Hospitality to become FSU’s 18th college. In addition to increasing its prominence and stature, the move positions the Dedman College of Hospitality for growth in a number of ways, said Don Farr, Dedman Professor of Hospitality Management and dean of the […]

Maintaining ties between students and hospitality industry is a priority for Dedman professors

In a typical year, students at Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality would have countless occasions to network face-to-face with industry leaders. Through presentations, lunches and in-class meetings, Dedman students enjoy frequent opportunities to forge connections with executives from companies such as Hyatt, Legoland Theme Parks and Marriott. These interactions can prove invaluable as students begin their careers […]

FSU hospitality students win 2019 CMAA Student Chapter of the Year Award

The student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America at the Florida State University Dedman School of Hospitality was named 2019 Student Chapter of the Year at the CMAA World Conference & Club Business Expo in Nashville. The award recognizes the outstanding work and successful accomplishments of a student chapter, based on university size, […]

FSU Dedman School of Hospitality opens Marriott Career and Professional Development Center

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality hosted a grand opening of its Marriott Career and Professional Development Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour, Oct. 19. The hospitality-focused center, established with a generous $2 million gift from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, opened following three months of renovations to existing space […]

FSU hospitality school names Buccaneers COO Alumnus of the Year

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality has named Brian A. Ford Jr. as its 2018 Alumnus of the Year. Ford, the chief operating officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration from FSU in 1989. He will be honored during the school’s awards dinner Oct. 18. “I’m very humbled […]

FSU Dedman School receives Marriott Foundation gift for hospitality career center

The Florida State University Dedman School of Hospitality announces a generous gift from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation to establish the Marriott Career Center. The $2 million gift provides for renovations of facilities and an endowed fund supporting the center’s ongoing operations. The hospitality-focused career center will provide valuable support to the […]

Generous donation creates scholarship for FSU hospitality students

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality announces the creation of a scholarship honoring an FSU alumnus who leaves a legacy of supporting others. The Phil LaBrecque Memorial Scholarship will serve as a lasting tribute to LaBrecque, who earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management with a minor in marketing at Florida State in 1970. […]