Alexis Deane-Downing started at Missouri State as a dentistry student. After taking anatomy, she decided that wasn’t the right fit for her. Next, she tried communications. That wasn’t right either. Her adviser asked her what she liked to do. Deane-Downing said she liked to stay in hotels. The rest is history. Deane-Downing met with Dr. Melissa Dallas, now faculty … [Read more...] about Finding the right fit: Hospitality leadership
Kasey Eberth was 15 when he started working in hospitality. He hasn’t stopped since. Eberth started as a line cook. He wanted to find what was his best fit in the restaurant industry. Fall in love with Missouri State After a tour of Missouri State University, Eberth knew this was the place for him. “I automatically fell in love with the campus and just knew this was … [Read more...] about Managing your hospitality leadership career
Diana Vargas has always been interested in hospitality and travel. Missouri State University’s hospitality leadership program gave Vargas the best of both worlds with a hospitality leadership degree. “I was looking for the best program, and I found MSU,” Vargas said. Finding the right path Vargas grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. She started going to a community college in … [Read more...] about Falling in love with hospitality leadership, Springfield
It's your first or second year of college. You've played with the idea of hospitality leadership, but you're not sure. You need elective credit anyway, so you take HSP 210, introduction to hospitality leadership. Dr. Yoshimasa "Nancy" Kageyama, assistant professor of hospitality leadership, said HSP 210 is the perfect time for students to meet with industry professionals to … [Read more...] about Is hospitality leadership right for you?
Jane Ford really got what she asked for when she planned to expand her business this year. As an alumna of Missouri State University, Ford was able to utilize her degree in hospitality leadership when she landed a sales deal with Williams Sonoma. Ford has been so thankful to her alma mater that she currently serves on the Hospitality Leadership Board of Advisors. Ford … [Read more...] about Cooking with gas, at Red Top Oven