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Jeff Yingling – Assistant Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs

Office: 232 Eppley CenterJeff Yingling
Phone: (517) 353-9211

Jeff Yingling is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs for The School of Hospitality Business.  He was Coordinator of Admissions, Scholarships, and Information Technology for Undergraduate Academic Services which serves over 5,000 students in the Broad College prior to joining The School.  Jeff 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.  He received the Broad College Staff Award for Innovation, Commitment, and Collaboration and the Broad College Staff Award for Most Profound Impact on the Graduating Class in 2017.  Jeff received The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association Outstanding Staff Member Award in 2018.  He 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.

Authella Collins Hawks – Career Adviser

Authella Collins Hawks

Office: 232 Eppley Center
Phone: (517) 353-9747

Authella Collins Hawks is the 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 (SIRC)

Office: 228 Eppley Center
Phone: (517) 353-9747

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.

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