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Inside Kendall

Hospitality Alums Open Innovative Hostel in Antigua

Love, marriage, international adventure and entrepreneurial success. That’s what a little luck and plenty of hard work brought to two Kendall alumni who met in the Hospitality Management program. Kendall College Alums Christopher Obrist &... <a href=Read More

Paving Her Way to a Successful Career in Hospitality

Ashley Rigsbee has been motivated to succeed professionally since she was a child watching her mother overcome major obstacles as a single mother. “She embraced her talent and emerged from an urban environment to become a successful business woman,” she... Read More

Nilesh Pandey of Hyatt Place Lombard: How to Excel as a General Manager

As he worked his way through the ranks in a local restaurant, going from washing dishes to serving and catering fairly quickly, Nilesh Pandey realized he’d found his passion. “When I was about to graduate from high school, I decided... Read More

New Experiences in New York

B.A. Hospitality Management students Madilyn Maske and Gabriela Kramer were recently selected to work behind the scenes at the World Business Forum in New York City. Since Kendall College is part of the Laureate International Universities network, students have... Read More

William Skelnik of Hawthorn Woods Country Club: How to Excel as a General Manager

william-skelnikWilliam Skelnik has always combined passion with an eagerness to learn—two qualities that have served him well. After graduating from Kendall with an associate degree in culinary arts in... Read More

From Inspiration to Adventure: Abroad in Australia

“I chose to go into the hospitality industry at age 10 when I went on a family cruise to Mexico. This is when I learned what the hospitality and tourism industry was all about,” Hospitality Management student, Sharon Harms, said... Read More

Laura Payne of The Purple Pig: How to Excel as a General Manager

It wasn’t until Laura Payne was working one of her first jobs as a server at an Evanston café that she realized she had a passion she hadn’t yet tapped into: hospitality. “This industry allows you to take care of... Read More

Christopher Obrist of Filadelfia Coffee Resort in Guatemala: How to Excel as a General Manager

When Christopher Obrist went to hotels with his father as a child, “I told my father I wanted to manage a hotel one day. I wchristopher-obristas always aiming for that.” Today,... Read More

Meet Our Dean’s Scholarship Award Recipients

Recipients of the Dean’s Scholarships this fall have passions that range from the culinary arts and hospitality to business. The four students, who hail from as far away as India and Kazakhstan, share why they are so passionate about their... Read More

Emphasizing Luxury with Every Encounter

  Walking into Le Beau Maroc in Miami, Florida, guests are immediately transported to Morocco—the store is an immersion in fine clothing, jewelry, and rejuvenating Argan and Prickly Pear oils. The boutique is known for its caftans, which appeal to wRead More
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