About Our College
The Collins College of Hospitality Management thrives from a tradition of excellence and is consistently ranked among the nation's premier hospitality management programs.
Founded in 1973, the program is the first and largest four-year hospitality management degree program in California. Serving 850 ethnically diverse students in the heart of Southern California, The Collins College offers a rigorous education firmly rooted in hospitality management theories and real-world applications.
A customized curriculum prepares students for careers in restaurant management, hotel/resort management, club management, culinary product development, tourism management, and special events/meeting planning. Read more about The Collins College.
The Collins College of Hospitality Management is pleased to present the first issue of Collins magazine. The publication is intended to keep alumni and friends in the loop and engaged in the college community. It was printed with environmentally-friendly ink and paper and is funded entirely by private donations. A pdf of the magazine is available online. [.pdf 2.34 mb]
Student Spotlight: Lisa Chang
Student Lisa Chang takes readers on a first-hand look at her trip to Italy sponsored by Castello Banfi.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Edward Merritt
A Q & A with Dr. Edward Merritt, the James A. Collins Distinguished Professor of Management.
Alumni Spotlight: Ian Blackburn '91
As founder of LearnAboutWine.com Ian Blackburn has propelled understanding of wine to a wide audience.
Industry Partners Spotlight: Jim Collins
Jim Collins got his start in hospitality by opening a hamburger stand with his father-in-law in 1952.
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