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PSHRS 2020 Industry Awards- Hospitality Executive of the Year Award and Gala Reception Postponed icon-olus-circle

The current global coronavirus crisis has compelled us to make the difficult decision to postpone the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society Hospitality (PSHRS) Hospitality Executive of the Year Award event honoring Chris Nassetta, President & CEO of Hilton, originally planned for April 2, 2020.

We are working with our partners at Hilton to reschedule the event. You will be among the first to know details of a rescheduled celebration that we will share with you as soon as we are able.

We appreciate your ongoing support for our school and the future of our industry at-large, and send our best wishes during this unsettling time for you, your colleagues, and you families.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

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Thank you to our event sponsors.

Old Main Sponsors


Nittany Lion Sponsors

Host Hotels & Resorts
Marriott International
Park Hotels & Resorts

Blue Sponsors

The Coca-Cola Company
The Nittany Lion Inn

White Sponsors

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Morgan Franklin
Nestle Waters/ Nestle Professional
Sysco Corporation/ Guest Supply
U.S. Travel Association

Patron Sponsors

Apple Hospitality REIT
Auro Hotels
Crescent Hotels & Resorts
KM Development Works, LLC
Four Seasons
McNeill Hotel Company, LLC
Oracle Hospitality
Shiji Group
Urgo Hotels


About the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society icon-olus-circle

The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS) was founded with the purpose of strengthening all hospitality professions and enhancing the reputation of the Hospitality Management program (HM).

PSHRS is an Affiliate Program Group of the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society and the Penn State Alumni Association . PSHRS provides a means for achieving closer fellowship among alumni, faculty, and students. PSHRS serves those who are currently attending Penn State in HM or who are graduates of the program, as well as those who work within the HM industries and have attended Penn State or are "friends" of the program.

To thrive in this business you must understand the importance of good partnerships. The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society and the Penn State Alumni Association are an example of a partnership that is both good for Penn State and good for you. Read on to find out more about the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society and why you should be a part of this dynamic partnership.



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