Penn State celebrates first National PSHRS Day

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS) will celebrate the first National PSHRS Day on Thursday, June 23. 

The society will host alumni networking events to welcome recent graduates and bring together local alumni in 14 cities across the United States. Details for each location are listed below.

“As the oldest Affiliate Program Group in the Penn State Alumni Association, PSHRS has a history of contributions back to the students and alumni from the school,” said Jason Bayona, president of PSHRS and associate director of talent acquisition and staffing for The Americas at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. “As we look forward to the School of Hospitality Management's 80th anniversary in 2017, we have created a National PSHRS Day that brings together alumni, students, industry partners, faculty and staff to celebrate our rich history, while starting a new tradition.”

The event, which will be held annually, is intended to help alumni across the country to stay connected. Penn State alumni who have a connection to the hospitality industry through their degrees, current work or past work are welcome to attend any PSHRS events.

“The idea on June 23 is that wherever you may be, you can stay connected at various network locations or join in on your own through social media to be part of this signature event,” said Ryan Spear, membership chair of PSHRS and director of sales for The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park. “Membership in PSHRS is not required to attend, but once you see the participation it will be hard not to join. Benefits include access to job boards, career enhancement, networking, educational seminars, mentoring and supporting ongoing student and alumni events.”

Join the festivities across the nation, be sure to follow PSHRS, and post, tag and share on social media June 23. 

For inquiries, contact Spear at 917-790-2421.

Atlanta

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Marlow's Tavern Midtown

950 West Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/vUATjM2tiV47fAzI3

Baltimore

6 – 8 p.m. 

The Rowhouse Grille

1400 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/WUOcdC6glQ6tK7aU2

Boston

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Westin Copley Place - Bar 10

10 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/n4krXveZ2ZxxTu6A3

Chicago

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St., Chicago, IL 60622

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/wGzYsdat3ZPv2Fvu2

Dallas 

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Malarkey's Irish Tavern

4460 Trinity Mills Rd., Ste. 100, Dallas, TX 75287

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/WDCPu8e3c0USUPIC3

Denver

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Rialto Café, 934 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/VmyopOTrhAixQ7wi2

New York City

6 – 9 p.m. 

Proper West

54 W 39th St., New York, NY 10018

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/Y2YvcvEYRrHTqbzn2

Orlando

6 – 7:30 p.m. 

Hyatt Regency Orlando, Rocks Lounge

9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/q8CEBqo1bs6uQkpl1

Philadelphia

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

The Field House

1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/hVxGFGsgek5osS9x1

Pittsburgh

6 – 8 p.m. 

Grist House Brewery

10 E. Sherman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15209

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/EkfgrudIptNmETgz1

San Diego

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Hard Rock Hotel - Bar 207

207 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/TXDTYGiJeZsDbo3E2

San Francisco

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar

950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/9nilva0Qh4US4o212

State College

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Primanti Brothers

130 Hiester St., State College, PA 16801

RSVP:  http://goo.gl/forms/8PQtDwUB03Zvualu2

Washington, D.C.

6 – 8 p.m.

Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC-Navy Yard

1265 First St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/BDBAtvHDHl43P84O2

Last Updated June 14, 2016