The 2017 Hotel School Senior Send-Off event was held on April 22nd at the Ithaca Marriott Downtown. The event was organized by the underclass leaders of the Cornell Hotel Society – Collegiate Chapter.
This year’s theme was “Let the Adventure Begin”. Around 86 Hotelies attended. Attendees participated in a variety of activities including a map where seniors could pin their future location on and a commemorative slideshow. The students mixed, mingled and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres served both passed and buffet style. The group had a Senior Superlatives section where seniors had previously voted on “Most Likely to…” One of the big hits was the “Most likely to burn down the culinary lab”.
After presentations from Dean Walsh MPS ’90 and Aida Mollenkamp ’02 (Food Expert, TV Host, Writer, Culinary Curator), the seniors honored their achievement with a champagne toast. At the end of the evening they picked up a recipe book with recipes collected from students, faculty, and Aida.