Reneta and Mark McCarthy
Reneta McCarthy ’84, MPS ’93 and Mark McCarthy ’86, MMH ’98, both Senior Lecturers at The Hotel School, share what it means to them to be Hotelies for Life®.
(Reneta) “Sometimes I joke that I wasn’t a good Hotelie undergrad. I started at Cornell as a nutrition major and transferred into the hotel school, so I always felt like a bit of an outsider. That’s why, after working for Marriott for seven years, I came back to The Hotel School as a grad student, and that changed my life. I ended up as director of rooms at the Statler Hotel, where I met Mark my #hotelieloveforlife. Mark also received his undergrad from the hotel school… as did his father, Robert ’54, his brother John ’89 and his sister Jean ’92. That’s a true Hotelie family. When I started teaching in 1995 I had no idea I would spend the next 23 years teaching and learning from Hotelies and that twelve of those years would be as the faculty advisor for HEC! Mark got his masters from The Hotel School and started teaching, as well. For both of us it’s been such a privilege to work with and get to know such outstanding students, faculty, and staff. When asked if we have children we say, no, we don’t, but we have students! Our most significant relationships are with Hotelies. We truly are Hotelies for Life®!” #hotelieforlife #startedatstatler
(Reneta and Mark are pictured with Mark’s brother John McCarthy, Hotel ‘89.)