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Leading into a New Century

Hear from Kate Walsh, the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration Dean, as she recalls the storied history of the school, the important collaboration with former Hotelies, and looks to the school's future.

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Looking Ahead to the Next Century of Innovation

Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Dean Andrew Karolyi details the unique attributes of the Nolan School and its impact on the larger college community.

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Congratulations on 100 Years

Cornell University President Martha Pollack recounts her experience meeting Hotelies across the country and congratulates the Nolan School community on this momentous anniversary.

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The Hospitality Industry and Cornell: A Partnership for the Ages

Explore the century-long relationship between the hospitality industry and the Ivy League school, now known as the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Read about the school's humble beginnings and its storied growth to the behemoth it is today.

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Foundational Benefactors: Mr. and Mrs. Statler

Ellsworth Statler didn’t live to see the fulfillment of his extraordinary pledge. It was his wife, Alice, who made it all happen—in her own way and time.

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Making It Real: Experiential Learning through 100 Years

Experience is said to be the best teacher. At the Nolan School, putting classroom learning into practice has always been a key to producing graduates who are ready to lead.

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At the Forefront of ESG Leadership

The hotel industry is one of the fastest-growing markets for sustainability initiatives. But what does this really mean for hotels? Meet three alumni who are leading the way for the hotel industry, as well as the world.

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Meet Stephanie and Peter Nolan

The Nolans’ naming gift for the school will have all the impact in its second century that the Statlers’ generosity had in its first. Our interview offers an opportunity to learn more about them.

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Leading in Every Direction: Forging New Paths in Hospitality

From vision and talent to drive and a passion for hospitality and service, these six alumni embody the unmistakable leadership traits of a Hotelie.

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Continuing the Legacy of Faculty Excellence

Our faculty members are renowned experts in their fields, with academic and professional ties to the hospitality industry. Meet some of our newest faculty who illustrate how well positioned the school is to continue to grow and maintain its stellar reputation into the next century.

Ninety-Five Years of Camaraderie and Support

Since its founding, the Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) has brought members together to pay it forward for the industry and the school’s stakeholders.