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The Collins College Of Hospitality Management


Collins Hospitality Society

Collins Hospitality Society - Est. 1984 SealWith more than 4,200 alumni around the country and the globe, the Collins Hospitality Society is striving to bring HRT alumni back to The Collins College family. As part of this continuous effort to build the network through increasing membership, the society offers a full calendar of events throughout the year.

Chartered in 1985, the society's mission is to promote networking with alumni throughout the hospitality industry. The society is a chapter of the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association. Become a Collins Hospitality Society member today!

Upcoming Events:

November 19, 2015 - Building Expansion Grand Opening

Alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate the opening of The Collins College's fourth building with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

January 25, 2016 - 2nd Annual ALIS Mixer

Members of the Collins Hospitality Society are invited to an exclusiver alumni mixer at the beautiful City Club LA in conjunction with the annual ALIS Conference held downtown.

February 18, 2016 - Hospitality Career Expo & Bagel Mixer

Enjoy breakfast with the Collins Hospitality Society before attending the college's Career Expo.

February 27, 2016 - Hospitality Uncorked

Join us as we honor Robert D. Olson with the Mondavi Wine & Food Award.

May 9-13, 2016 - Professor for a Day

Alumni are invited to guest lecture in classes.

Scholarship Endowment

The Collins Hospitality Society Endowment was established in 2012 to support students in perpetuity. Contributions to this endowment assure that more funds can be granted on an annual basis.

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Scholarship Recipients:

Students who have benefited from Collins Hospitality Society scholarships are:

  • Steven Hum - May 2010
  • Matt McMaster - May 2010
  • Ellie Lockerby - May 2011

Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association

Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association Logo of the Old Horse StablesOf Cal Poly Pomona's 105,000 alumni, many have remained active with the university by joining the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association. Joining the Alumni Association is a way of showing support for current and future alumni as well as programs that are meant to help enrich the lives of students. And it's a great way to stay connected! Members receive benefits, services, invitations to events, university publications and may affiliate with an alumni chapter/society with no extra charge.

For details visit Cal Poly Pomona's Alumni Association or call toll free (866) CPP-ALUM or e-mail
(Make sure to specify the Collins College Alumni Chapter.)
Collins College alumni who join may receive discounts to future society events!

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The Cal Poly Pomona Office of Alumni Affairs maintains Alumni Connections, an online community where alumni may search for other alumni and keep their contact information up-to-date with the university.

Past Events

Since the college launched its alumni outreach program and the Collins Hospitality Society board reformed in 2008, there have been many local and out-of-state events. Details and photos of past events are available here.

The annual events include:

  • Southern California Mixers
  • New York Alumni Dinner
  • Chicago Alumni Dinner
  • Alumni in the Outfield
  • Bagel Mixer/Hospitality Career Expo
  • Frank Lectureship Series
  • Professor for a Day
  • Senior Celebration
  • Alumni/Student Speed Networking
  • Annual Flemings Wine Dinner
  • ALIS Reception
  • Scholarship Classic Golf Tournament: The Collins Hospitality Society has raised more than $20,000 for a scholarships endowment by hosting the Collins Hospitality Society Scholarship Classic in 2011 and 2012.