Dear Collins Alumni,
This past summer, elections were held to choose a new executive board for the Collins Hospitality Society. I want to start by saying thank you to all of those alumni who participated in the election and who took the time to vote. Participation from our members is the lifeblood of this organization. After meeting with the newly elected board I am excited for the future. I want to thank Brandon Feighner ’05, and Nung Rigor ’00 for committing to another term of service. I’d also like to welcome new board members: Jason Dineros ’09, Sneha Desai ’12, and Michelle Tu ’13. I’m quite sure that the dedication and enthusiasm I have seen from each of these board members will make for an exciting and productive term.
I am proud to be the president of the Collins Hospitality Society. I have worked on the alumni board for the past five years and have witnessed first-hand as a dormant alumni chapter was revitalized and turned into this strong and thriving organization. I want to thank Steven Senft for his leadership, drive and tireless dedication to making the Collins Hospitality Society what it is today. My goal is to follow his example and to continue building this chapter into the strong network the alumni of our great school deserve and one that The Collins College, can be proud of.
With more than 230 paid members and 99 of those being lifetime members, the Collins Hospitality Society is the fastest growing alumni chapter on campus. We sponsor monthly events that support both alumni and current students, and we continue to grow our Student Scholarship Endowment that awards annual scholarships to help two students go to the New York Hotel Show and the National Restaurant Show in Chicago.
I would like to ask all alumni reading this to show your support through membership and participation. The strength, growth and success of this chapter rely heavily on the involvement and support of its members. The annual membership fee is such a small price to pay, and I will continue to ensure that it is worth every penny. Please join us on Facebook and LinkedIn and check out our calendar of events for the upcoming year. I hope to see some new faces this year and look forward to meeting all of you soon.
President, Collins Hospitality Society
Originally chartered in 1985, the society's mission is to promote networking with alumni throughout the hospitality industry.
For information about the society or alumni activities at the college contact Lisa McPheron, director of communications and external relations for The Collins College, at (909) 869-3151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni are encouraged to join the society's LinkedIn group to stay connected. Nearly 500 alumni have already joined!
The society is also on Facebook. Join the site and take a look at old and new pictures of alums. More than 600 alumni have joined.