ALYSSA GARNER
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Marketing/Culinary Team

“Oklahoma State University has given me the opportunity to grow with my personal and educational careers. I look forward to the future with high hopes, for the Hospitality culture I have developed will take me anywhere I want to go.”

ALYSSA QUINTANILLA
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Events Team

“Some of my favorite experiences from my journey at Oklahoma State is studying abroad in Italy, meeting new people, gaining mentors, and finding my right career path.”

ANASTASIA KARAULOVA
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Beverage Team

“I’m so incredibly grateful for the opportunities that I have had through HTM. Working on the Distinguished Chef Series, Wine Forum, Craft Beer Forum, and working as an intern at the Grand Hyatt Taipei have all been amazing learning experiences and have enriched my college life here at OSU.”

BECCA CALLAHAM
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Beverage Team

“I have had a passion for the service industry for 13 years now. My main focus has been with beverage management.”

BLAKE SMITH
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Culinary Team

“I’m looking forward hosting this event and being part of the culinary team. Going into my last semester at Oklahoma State University, I have been apart of many events and programs from Wine Forum to Craft Beer Forum. I even had the opportunity to travel to China where I lived and worked for the Hilton International Group. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me. Go Pokes!”

CHRIS REYNOLDS
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Culinary Team

“HTM has helped me to network and create connections that will last me a lifetime, and for that I am thankful.”

GRACIE SZAKIN
Graduating May 2020
Capstone Events Team

“I am so thankful for HTM for giving me opportunities locally and globally that have expanded my view of the industry. Some of my favorite experiences are Craft Beer Forum of Oklahoma, The Hotel Experience in New York, and a semester studying events management in Scotland.”

HUI XIAO
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Marketing/Culinary Team

“For the last two summers I have had the opportunity to work with Southwest Airlines and Facebook, where I was able to learn how to work with people and machines. I am thankful for my time at OSU and one of my favorite memories has been enjoying the free pancakes during finals week.”

KEVIN LANIER
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Beverage Team

“HTM has provided an incredible space for my leadership and creativity to thrive. I love HTM because it has given me the confidence to stride into any business feeling ready and equipped.”

LUKE BLANSETT
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Events Team

“The more people you help become successful, the more successful you become.” – Steve Harvey

MIRANDA CALL
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Events Team

“I chose Hospitality and Tourism Management because I have had a love for serving others since a very young age. I am so thankful to have found a home and a family at OSU that has shaped me into the business woman that I am today. I will forever hold this program and this university close to my heart.”

MIRANDA SLOAN
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Marketing/Culinary Team

“Attending Oklahoma State University has pushed me to grow exponentially. I have grown as a person, a professional, a student, and as a leader. As graduation approaches, I am thankful for all the ups and downs. Looking back I realize how I could not have done the last four and a half years without my classmates, whom I now call my friends.”

NATALIE HERNDON
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Events Team

“At a very young age, I developed a love for hospitality through family gatherings and world travel. Coming from Dallas, Texas, I have loved the opportunity to carry on my family’s Cowboy legacy at Oklahoma State University, with the pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management. I am so excited to begin my post-graduate career in Seattle, Washington with Marriott International as a Voyage Program Participant in January of 2020.”

NICK FAVRE
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Events Team

“I am thankful for my time at OSU and some of my favorite memories have been attending football Homecoming and experiencing that Cowboy Culture.”

RYLIE HOLT
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Events Team

“My favorite memory from my time at OSU was getting the opportunity to study abroad in Italy. I’ve learned so much here and I’m proud to say I’m a Cowboy. Go Pokes!”

TAYLOR MATHESON
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Beverage Team

“I loved working for Wine Forum of Oklahoma and plan to work at a luxury resort in the future. As a member of the beverage team for this event, I am excited to find some great wine pairings.”

TAZE MUELLER
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Culinary Team

“As one of my favorite professors said, ‘You can’t motivate a person, you can only provide the resources for someone to motivate themselves.’ -Dar Yasseri”

XANDER GUEVARA
Graduating December 2019
Capstone Events Team

“The internship at Changzhou Hilton International in China, thanks to Dr. Frank Tsai, helped shape the leader I am today and motivated my involvement in HTM.”