Collins Hospitality Society
With 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!
Aug. 8 - San Diego Mixer
The Collins Hospitality Society invites alumni to their first alumni mixer in San Diego at the Marriott Mission Valley. Please come and enjoy the company of your fellow alumni and meet the new dean of The Collins College Dr. Lea Dopson. The event will be an indoor/outdoor gathering. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. The hotel is walking distance to and from the trolley station that connects to downtown. RSVP on Facebook.
Aug. 29 - Alumni in the Outfield
The Collins Hospitality Society invites alumni, family and friends to a fun-filled night at Angel Stadium! The game will conclude with a Big Bang Friday firework show! Details and tickets are available at collinsbaseball.eventbrite.com.
Feb. 19, 2015 - Hospitality Career Expo and Bagel Mixer
The annual mixer and career expo returns to the college. Alumni are invited to a networking mixer from 8:30 a.m. -10 a.m. and then stay for the career expo.
March 28, 2015 - Hospitality Uncorked
Mark your calendar for The Collins College's gala on March 28 at JW Marriott Los Angeles. More details will be posted as they become available.
May 7, 2015 - Professor For a Day
Alumni are invited back to campus to guest lecture in classes that relate to their porfessional career paths. Space is limitted. More details will be posted as they become available.
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.
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
Of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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.
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
- 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.