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Now celebrating our 80th decade, the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State is one of the nation’s longest-standing programs of its kind.

With origins integrating a range of disciplines from business to home economics, this world-class field of study offers an engaging curriculum, hands-on research, and top-tier facilities, including an on-site full-service restaurant and state-of-the-art laboratories.

Our ever-evolving scholarship examines all angles of business management within a hospitality context spanning a wide variety of settings — from large global hotel brands, restaurants and wineries, event and tourism venues,  corporate meetings and convention centers, franchises, start-ups and technology providers, and everything in between.

Dana Katz
Alumni Spotlight
Alumnus Dana Katz creates gift for student internships and co-curricular activities

Dana Katz ('09 hotel, restaurant and institutional management), and his wife, Madelaine Katz, made a gift to establish the School of Hospitality Management Engaged Learning Fund. The fund will cover costs associated with student internships and conferences as well as assist students with travel and lodging expenses, uniforms, and other needs associated with real-world opportunities.