Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MSU alumnus Thomas named honorary faculty member

Tom Thomas (BA '78), president of Herrington Hospitality in Oklahoma City, Okla., last month addressed students in Michigan State University's (MSU) School of Hospitality Business and was named an honorary faculty member of the hospitality school.

Thomas began his 32-year hospitality industry career at Hyatt Hotels after graduating. Thomas was most recently the general manager of The Drake Hotel in Chicago before joining Herrington Hospitality, which specializes in the ownership and management of hotels, resorts and clubs.

"The hospitality industry provides choices," Thomas told hospitality students. "This is a great industry, especially if you're not yet sure about what you want to be. Career opportunities exist in food and beverage, rooms, marketing and sales, finance, retail and more."