Entries by Robert Mandelbaum

Is DEI Destined To D-I-E During the Recession? Hotel Industry Could be a Leader in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion By Baron Ah Moo HNN columnist November 15, 2022

The year 2020 will forever be remembered for COVID-19 and the start of the global pandemic. However, American historians had thought that the murder of George Floyd in May of that year would be an equally seminal moment in the history of our country, and the start of the human rights revolution in equity and […]

In Memoriam

We have recently been informed of the following Hotelies that have passed. Gregory C. Crown ’71                    March 12, 2022 Elizabeth C. Booth ’50                  March 23, 2022 Joseph Edmund Mihm ’64          March 28, 2022 Herbert […]

AHED Joins Forces with Cornell Graduates to Diversify Hotel Industry Leadership with Intentional Recruiting

Dear Hotelies: In recognition of our 40th reunion a few years ago, a group of classmates from the Class of 1981 started an initiative to diversify the student bodies of university hospitality programs across the nation. The article below was published on Hotel Interactive. It summarizes the progress that has been made. If you are […]

Michael Kay ‘61 – In Memorium

Michael Kay ’61 passed on Thursday, January 19, 2023 in his home in Atlanta. Michael served as the Cornell Hotel Society Global President during the 1975 to 1976 academic year. Michael was a third generation Cornellian. He served the university as a member of the Cornell Council, and supported the Hotel School by serving on […]

CHS Las Vegas Holiday Party

The CHS Las Vegas chapter held their 2022 holiday party on December 7 at Honey Salt.  Special thanks to Honey Salt owner Elizabeth Blau ‘14 and Keith Kefgen ‘84 and his wife Judy for putting on such a spectacular evening.  Thanks to Bryan Cohen – Arts ‘97 as well for leading us in singing the […]

“You Need To Meet” Annual Reception in NYC

The New York chapter hosted its annual “You Need To Meet” reception on November 13, 2022.  The event was held at The Pierre Hotel and preceded the inaugural Hotelie Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  Hundreds of Hotelies were in attendance to enjoy and abundance of food and beverages. Special thanks to the generous support of […]

Inaugural CHS Cornell Hotelie Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The inaugural CHS Cornell Hotelie Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was very successfully held on November 13, 2022.  Over 270 were in attendance.  Almost all of the 17 inductees and the Rising Star and/or their families were in attendance. Unfortunately, we did not have family members for Dean Meek, Lilyan Affinito, and Vance Christian. The […]

MMH Student Research Survey – Alumni Assistance Requested

Employee Perceptions Regarding the Morality of Their Company’s HR Management Practices To most low-income students from Vietnam, getting a college degree is our dream, let alone a degree from abroad. Coming from a similar background as a first-generation college student, I overcame the social barriers and prove to others otherwise. Not only did I earn […]