Plans Changed, Hearts Did Not

For the first time ever, The Collins College of Hospitality Management and its Board of Advisors hosted Hospitality Uncorked virtually with a 10-day online auction and fundraiser, which raised more than $235,000 for Collins College students. The event was very different than our typical lavish in-person gala, but its purpose of raising funds to help Collins College students was more important than ever after a year like no other. Proceeds from Hospitality Uncorked 2021, including auction revenue and monetary donations, helps students continue on their path toward a degree and stay

In keeping with the Hospitality Uncorked tradition of recognizing an inspirational industry leader, the college’s namesakes, Carol and James A. Collins were honored with the Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Award via Zoom for their legacy of philanthropy and longtime commitment to The Collins College.

The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona logoAbout The Collins College of Hospitality Management

Cal Poly Pomona’s hospitality management college is one of the leading programs in the nation where future industry leaders earn a world-class education in state-of-the-art facilities featuring industry standard equipment and the latest in learning technology. The Collins College’s renowned undergraduate degree program is the largest of its kind in California, while its master’s program is ranked as one of the top 10 hospitality and tourism graduate degree programs in the country. A diverse population of students are educated by expert faculty who bring added value to the classroom with their industry experience, scholarly research, and involvement in professional associations.

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Ranked No. 12 in the World

The Collins College was ranked among the “Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World for 2020” by CEOWORLD magazine. Coming in at No. 12 on the world list, the college moved up from its 2018 spot at No. 32. It is the only California program on the top 50 list.

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Ranked No. 12 in the World

The Collins College was ranked among the “Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World for 2020” by CEOWORLD magazine. Coming in at No. 12 on the world list, the college moved up from its 2018 spot at No. 32. It is the only California program on the top 50 list.

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What Collins College is doing for its students, providing great career opportunities, is a blessing for all of us. Countless personal stories are inspiring of how they help so many succeed in their chosen field. We come here to raise money for such a great cause, such a great school, and to really give back to our industry.

ROBERT D. OLSONR.D. OLSON DEVELOPMENT

The Collins College of Hospitality Management is the incubator for the future of California. I truly believe that.

CAROLINE BETETAVISIT CALIORNIA, PRESIDENT & CEO

The landscape of the hospitality industry is changing rapidly and we’re gonna need young educated leaders to step forward and deal with new challenges. And that’s where The Collins College of Hospitality Management comes in to play. Many of its graduates have flourished in this type of environment and their accomplishments are a great source of pride to their school and their families.

TOM SIMMSMIMI'S CAFE, FOUNDER

We applaud, from the industry perspective, what The Collins College does in the beginning process of grooming the next generation of talent. We have a lot of exciting things happening ahead. We need the talent being groomed to help us grow.

ALAN FUERSTMANMONTAGE HOTELS & RESORTS, FOUNDER

This is such an honor because Cal Poly Pomona's hospitality college is the premiere program.

GARY EBERLEEBERLE WINERY

SHAPING FUTURE HOSPITALITY LEADERS

We educate a diverse student body for leadership in the global hospitality industry through experiential and lifelong learning, and we advance the field of hospitality management through innovation, excellence in teaching, applied research, and service to our communities.

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Job Placement Rate

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First Generation Students

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Minority Undergraduates

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Job Placement Rate

53

First Generation Students

68

Minority Undergrad Students