The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration has more than 1,700 graduates of our program working in large-scale operations from convention and visitors bureaus as well as hotels and restaurants to independently owned operations.

The Hospitality Alumni Network offers our graduates social, networking, and educational opportunities. Membership, through the Georgia State Alumni Association, is open to not only hospitality graduates but also anyone with a connection to the industry or interest in the field.

As hospitality alumni, the network provides you with the latest in industry developments, professional connections and career placement. Programs range from social and professional networking to industry-related workshops and forecasts. We welcome you to join us.

We always welcome interest and involvement in our program as we prepare future leaders for the exciting and dynamic world of hospitality. To reconnect with other alumni, send an email to with your contact information or fill out this form.

The Hospitality Alumni Leadership Council

The Hospitality Alumni Network’s Leadership Council comprises the network’™s officers and committee chairs. The Leadership Council provides an excellent way for graduates to gain leadership experience as well as positively impact the Hospitality Alumni Network – now and in the future. Members of the Alumni Leadership Council, during their tenure of service, are also considered to be members of the school’€™s Industry Board and may attend Industry Board meetings and other functions providing interaction with top leaders in the hospitality field.

Alumni Spotlight

Dean Kaye Chon

The Globetrotting Hotelier

Hospitality alumnus Dr. Kaye Chon is a regular guest at Hotel ICON, but he’s not there as a tourist. He’s checking up on his students.

Prime scholarship for hospitality student

The Bennett A. Brown Scholarship helped Kareem Downer achieve a degree from the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration. The funding covered the majority of Downer’s tuition and school expenses as he prepared for a career in Atlanta’s hospitality industry.

Scattered, Smothered and...Recruited

To the unmistakable combination of black and bright yellow of Waffle House, add bright blue booths and a checkerboard of blue wall tiles. Welcome to the GSU Waffle House, the best advertisement that Tom Mallory (B.S. ’86) has going – besides himself.

Hospitality Alumni Honored

The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration is proud to recognize Evan Kaine, J.D., as the recipient of the Hospitality Alumni of the Year Award for 2011, given at our Evening of Recognition and Appreciation on November 30, 2011.