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The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Alumni Board

Collins Hospitality Society - Est. 1984

Dear Collins Alumni,

March 2015

This past August, I transitioned from Vice President to President of the Collins Hospitality Society.  I personally want to thank past president, Jason Farned ’04, for the opportunity and wish him the best as he starts a new chapter in his life with his wife and family.  Likewise, I want to thank the remaining board members who have assisted in this transition: Sneha Desai ’12, Brandon Feighner ’05, Nung Rigor ’00, and Michelle Tu ’13.

The Collins Hospitality Society is also delighted to announce the additions of two new board members: Katie Gorman ’08 and Lera Zalenskaya ’09.  Having worked with both Katie and Lera at my time in Collins, I am ecstatic about their additions to the board and the contributions they have already made.

Over the past several months, the Collins Hospitality Society hosted its first alumni networking mixer in San Diego, had a great mixer at the OC Wine Mart & Deli in Yorba Linda, debuted its Inaugural ALIS Reception at The California Club, and had an impressive turnout at the annual Career Expo Bagel Mixer.  Thank you to alumna Kristin Conant for hosting the San Diego mixer at her beautiful Marriott Mission Valley property, and alumnus Andrew Rosenfeld for making the ALIS Reception at The California Club a very successful and elegant event.  The Collins Hospitality Society has wanted to host an event part and parcel with the annual ALIS conference for a number of years now, and we are very proud to have made it a reality as well as finally host an event for our San Diego alumni.

As this school year commences, we are looking forward to another great year and continuing the momentum that has made the Collins Hospitality the success it has been.  We will be hosting our Annual Night at the Ranch at the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch on May 29.  We will also be having our Annual Alumni in the Outfield event in August.

It is our hope that these events will continue to grow the support, membership, and participation in the Collins Hospitality Society.  We thrive from your support and enthusiasm, and it is this support from the very generous Collins alumni that allow us to continue to plan and host these exciting events.  Please feel free to contact me or Diana Garcia at any time regarding membership, and I am looking forward to another eventful year and hopefully seeing you all soon.

Very truly yours,

Jason C. Dineros, Esq. ‘09
President, Collins Hospitality Society

Collins Hospitality Society Executive Board

Originally chartered in 1985, the society's mission is to promote networking with alumni throughout the hospitality industry.

For information about the society or alumni activities at the college contact Diana Garcia, communication and external relations specialist for The Collins College, at (909) 869-3151 or