Jeanne Brown Sander ’66, The World Bank Group, Food and Conference Services, retired, and Past President of the Cornell Hotel Society shares with us what it means to her to be a Hotelie for Life®.
“The Hotelie network has without doubt been the most influential factor in my career opportunities. Being a “Hotelie for Life” means seeing the smiling face of someone I know in many places I have traveled, first as a SHA student in Europe with Prof. Vance Christian and four other stu…dents, then as an Army wife, later as CHS President and now as tourist. It is staying in touch with good friends, making new friends and staying involved with Cornell Hotel Society activities. CHS has taken me to events across the USA and around the world to multiple locations where I have experienced activities I could not have dreamed about when growing up in West Virginia: National Day celebrations in Stavanger, Norway; dinner at Castello Banfi in Tuscany; singing the Cornell Alma Mater on the Great Wall of China in a chorus of fifty Hotelies; and toasting the 90th Birthday of CHS in Australia on the shores of the South Pacific. In these places and many others, I have met wonderful Hotelies that are ready and willing to grow the network that makes us all “Hotelies for Life.” I am proud to be a “Hotelie” and proud to be the mother of a Hotelie, Kristin Sander Urhammer ’99.”
Jeanne is seen below about to ride to the top of the Zugspitz, Germany’s highest mountain, with her family this past summer.