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Hospitality Management

Kent State University senior Ashley Foster has known since third grade that she wanted a career as a chef.

The 20-year-old hospitality management major got a little closer to her dream over the summer when she spent a week training with celebrity chef Cat Cora at the chef’s headquarters in Santa Barbara, California.

Schwebel Lecture Series celebrates 20th anniversary

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As politicians, delegates, media and communications professionals from across the country descend upon Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention, so too will students from Kent State University, using the skills they’ve learned to gain valuable work experience.

The Hospitality Management program at Kent State University is pleased to announce its 2016 Schwebel Lecture Series speaker, Rick Doody, chairman and founder of the Bravo | Brio Restaurant Group. The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 14, from 4-5 p.m. in Ritchie Hall, Room 214. Ritchie Hall is located at 225 Terrace Drive in Kent, Ohio. A reception will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required.

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The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has conferred its 2014 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award on Swathi Ravichandran, Ph.D., Kent State University associate professor of hospitality management. Ravichandran is receiving the award at the association’s annual meeting Jan. 11-14 in Chicago.