|Dean's Leadership Series: Joe Bendy|
|S125 | 4/4/2012, 1 -1:50 p.m.|
As part of Dean John Bowen's Leadership Series, Joe Bendy, CEO & general manager of the River Oaks Country Club, will speak to students and answer questions. Come discover more about what it takes to be a leader in the club management industry! Open to all students.
|Houston Alumni-Student Happy Hour|
|Cullen's | 4/5/2012, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.|
Join us for drinks, appetizers and good times at our alumni-student happy hour at Cullen's. Meet us in the game room off the main bar for complimentary appetizers and the drink specials of the day. A cash bar is also available. Complimentary valet parking is available at the main entrance, as well as self parking in the south side lot closest to the bar entrance. Wear red and bring business cards! RSVP to Wendy Ballard ('01), director of Alumni, at 713.743.1591. Cullen's, 11500 Space Center Blvd.
|Dean's Leadership Series: Joe Maio|
|S125 | 4/11/2012, 1 -1:50 p.m.|
As part of Dean John Bowen's Leadership Series, Joe Maio, director of Information Technology/Eastern USA and Canada at Hilton Hotels Worldwide, will speak to students and answer questions. Come discover more about what it takes to be a leader in the hospitality IT industry! Open to all students.
|Galveston Alumni-Student Happy Hour|
|Hotel Galvez & Spa | 4/13/2012, 6 -8 p.m.|
Feeling lucky? Join us for an alumni-student happy hour on lucky Friday the 13th at the Hotel Galvez & Spa. Hosted by Mary Fryland ('10) and Sarah Sechelski ('10), this is a great opportunity to start the weekend off right and network with old friends and new. Complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. And if you don't feel like driving back to Houston afterwards, a special Cougar room rate at the Hotel Galvez is yours for just $169. That's lucky! Wear Cougar Red and bring business cards! RSVP to Wendy Ballard ('01), director of Alumni, at 713.743.1591. Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston.
|UHAA 58th Annual Awards Gala|
|The Westin, Memorial City | 4/14/2012, 6:30 p.m.|
Congratulations to our own Dorothy Nicholson ('77) who is one of five UH alums being awarded with the Distinguished Alumni Award—the highest honor given by the University of Houston Alumni Association. Along with Dorothy, actors Dennis Quaid, Robert Wuhl (two Emmy Awards), Brett Cullen (West Wing & Lost) and Lt. General Robert Milstead will also be receiving this prestigious award. If you'd like to cheer on Dorothy on her special night while supporting UHAA, tickets are $200 and tables start at $3,500. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information. The Westin, Memorial City, 945 Gessner Rd.
|Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair|
|Sugar Land, Texas | 4/18/2012 - 4/22/2012|
Don't miss the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair! This festival is a unique chance for students to gain hands-on experience at a premier event featuring hundreds of wines, thousands of guests and countless networking opportunities. Student volunteers can take on leadership responsibilities at the festival and volunteering for the event also can count toward practicum hours. Proceeds from the event benefit Hilton College. To learn more about volunteering, contact Kristi Baker. And click here to register as a volunteer. This is a "vintage" opportunity not to be missed!
|Dean's Leadership Series: John Johnson|
|S125 | 4/18/2012, 1 -1:50 p.m.|
As part of Dean John Bowen's Leadership Series, John Johnson, executive vice president of Silver Eagle Distributing, will speak to students and answer questions. Silver Eagle Distributors, headquartered in Houston, is the nation's largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products. The company also distributes a broad selection of import brands, microbrews, craft beers and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. Come discover more about what it takes to be a leader in the beverage distribution industry! Open to all students.
|Dean's List Reception|
|Conrad Hilton Ballroom | 4/25/2012, 3:30 -5 p.m.|
Making the Dean's List is a big deal and a great addition to your college résumé. Students who earned this academic distinction during the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2011 will be honored at a special reception starting at 3:30 p.m. Dean John Bowen will present certificates to students who made "his list" starting at 4:15 p.m. Family, faculty and staff are also invited to cheer on these students. Click here to RSVP if you plan to attend.
|Dean's Leadership Series: K. S. Srinivasan|
|S125 | 4/25/2012, 1 -1:50 p.m.|
As part of Dean John Bowen's Leadership Series, K. S. Srinivasan, vice president of Human Resources & Learning for Taj Hotels & Resorts, will speak to students and answer questions. Come discover more about what it takes to be a leader in the luxury hotel industry! Open to all students.
|Mini Career Fair|
|1st floor South Lobby | 4/25/2012, 9 a.m. -Noon|
Placement Services is hosting a "Mini Career Fair" for students seeking jobs or summer internships. Several hospitality recruiters will be set up on the first floor of the South Lobby (in front of classroom S104) to discuss opportunities with their companies. If you would like to take advantage of this semester-end job fair, be sure to dress professionally and bring copies of your résumé. For a list of participating recruiters, email Maggie Chavez, director of Placement.
|Par Excellence: Petites Graduation|
|Conrad Hilton Ballroom | 4/30/2012, 7 p.m.|
Join Par Excellence, Hilton College's student-run hospitality-staffing honors organization, as it inducts its newest members. The "petites" receive their tuxedo jackets with tails and become full-fledged "penguins" at a special graduation ceremony. The petites also plan and execute the evening's reception and dinner. This year's theme is Fire & Ice. Faculty and staff are invited to the event, as well as family, friends and students who RSVP. Attire is semi-formal.