News Articles

Don Farr addresses dinner attendees
September 25, 2017

Recognizing scholarship, generosity, and the career and accomplishments of Alumna of the Year, Janine Budzius, GM and COO of Philadelphia Country Club, were distinguishing activities at Dedman’s 2017 Honors & Awards Dinner at Florida State’s Champions Club, Sept. 21.

Jason Lafferty
August 15, 2017

The Dedman School of Hospitality announces the appointment of Jason P. Lafferty, former director of the hospitality management and culinary arts programs at the Art Institute of Indianapolis, as director of its new hospitality management program at the Florida State University Panama City campus.

Dr. Woody Kim
August 04, 2017

Dr. Woody G. Kim, the school’s Robert H. Dedman Professor of Hospitality Management, received the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award at ICHRIE’s 2017 Annual Summer Conference & Marketplace in Baltimore on July 28.

Janine Budzius ('86), Dedman's 2017 Alumna of the Year
June 20, 2017

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality has named Janine Budzius, the general manager and chief operating officer of Philadelphia Country Club, as their 2017 Alumna of the Year. The 1986 graduate will be celebrated at the school’s annual Honors & Awards Dinner on Sept. 21 at the university’s main campus in Tallahassee.

16-foot Buddha, NYC's Tao Uptown Restaurant
June 08, 2017

Below a towering, two-story Buddha, Florida State University hospitality alumni and friends dined on Pan-Asian fare at New York City’s trendy Tao Uptown. Hosted by Dr. Cyd Bougae (’75) and Chris Burr (’82) on May 11, the Dedman Alumni Dinner was the first of a series of events slated to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Dedman School of Hospitality.

John Rivers at Pink & Swine
June 01, 2017

Blanketing the grounds of the Goodwood Museum and Gardens on April 7, Pink & Swine was and event for the Tallahassee community, promoting the gastronomic offerings of local chefs and artisans, and benefiting the Dedman School of Hospitality’s Little Dinner Series and the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center with donations of $10,000.

Don Farr, director of the Dedman School of Hospitality
May 29, 2017

Don Farr may be the only director of a hospitality school who holds a doctorate, an MBA, and a “Class A” PGA Professional ranking. Farr came to FSU in 2007 to direct the Dedman School’s golf management program and has continued to develop as an academic and a leader. We discussed his career and vision for the school.

Phil LaBrecque
May 04, 2017

Phil LaBrecque was a leader in the private club industry for more than thirty years, who cared about people and made a difference in their lives by encouraging and inspiring them. In that spirit of helping others, the LaBrecque family has created the Phil LaBrecque Memorial Scholarship at the Dedman School of Hospitality.

Dedman junior Jonathan Paulson at Augusta National Club
May 02, 2017

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality and Augusta National Golf Club partnered to put world-class experience on the resumes of nearly 65 students at the Masters Tournament in April.

Carly Plantamura
April 28, 2017

Until she earned it, Spring 2017 graduate Carly Plantamura never heard of the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key. Her academic achievement — completion of a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management while maintaining a 4.0 GPA — led to a surprise recognition from a professional business fraternity.