Adviser Information

Jeff Yingling – Assistant Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs

Office: 232 Eppley Center
Phone: (517) 353-9211
Email: yingling@bus.msu.edu

Jeff Yingling, M.A. is the assistant director of undergraduate academic programs for The School of Hospitality Business. He was previously Coordinator of Admissions and Information Technology for Undergraduate Academic Services which serves over 5,000 students in the Broad College prior to joining The School. He was awarded the Richard J. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award by the Broad College in 2004 for his work with the Broad China Supply Chain Forum and in 2007 for his work with the Broad India Information Technology Forum. Jeff earned a B.B.A. in Business Management, Finance, and Real Estate from Kent State University and a M.A. in College and University Administration from Michigan State University.

 

Marolyn Lecaros Arca – Undergraduate Academic Adviser/Study Abroad Coordinator

Office: 232 Eppley Center
Phone: (517) 353-9211
Email: lecarosm@broad.msu.edu

Marolyn Lecaros Arca, M.A. is an undergraduate academic adviser/study abroad coordinator for The School of Hospitality Business. She earned a B.A. in Marketing with a Specialization in International Business as well as M.A. in Higher Adult and Lifelong Education with a Specialization in International Development from Michigan State University. Marolyn is from Ecuador and has studied abroad in France. She has lived in three different continents and enjoys learning from different cultures.

 

Melissa Bankroff – Graduate Programs Coordinator

Office: 232 Eppley Center
Phone: (517) 353-9211
Email: bankroff@bus.msu.edu

Melissa Bankroff, M.A. is the graduate programs coordinator for The School of Hospitality Business.  In this role she provides leadership for recruitment, retention, and advising of graduate students in the four graduate programs in The School. She also teaches HB 201 and HB 401 for The School.

 

Authella Collins Hawks – Career Adviser

Office: 232 Eppley Center
Phone: (517) 353-9747
Email: hawks@bus.msu.edu

Authella Collins Hawks, M.Ed., is director of the Student and Industry Resource Center (SIRC) for The School of Hospitality Business. In this role she provides leadership for the placement of over 800 students in internships and full-time positions upon graduation for The School. She also represents The School in developing and maintaining relationships with the industry, networking with hospitality business alumni, and participating in industry functions and special events.

 

Student and Industry Resource Center

Office: 228 Eppley Center
Phone: (517) 353-9747
Email: shbsirc@msu.edu

“SIRC” is the career services office for The School of Hospitality Business. We are your “concierge”, and our most important job is assisting you, our students. SIRC will send you regular email updates on company visits and job opportunities, speak in classes, and chat with you one-on-one. Remember, an effective concierge has good connections and uses them for your benefit. So come to our office and introduce yourself to the SIRC staff and talk to us about how we can help you! We are located in The School of Hospitality Business, 228 Eppley Center, or you can phone us at 517-353-9747. You may also email us at shbsirc@msu.edu. No appointment is necessary; you can just drop by from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays. However, if you would like an appointment, you may schedule online at http://www.bus.msu.edu/shb/students/sirc.