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July 2016

The Largest Class in Collins College History Graduated in Spring


This year, 473 workforce ready young hospitality professionals graduated from The Collins College of Hospitality Management, including 13 who earned a Master of Science in Hospitality Management degree.

The processional of commencement candidates kicked off the celebratory evening and was led by macebearer and recently retired longtime Lecturer Barbara Jean Bruin.


Senior Vice President of Bon Appétit Management Company and Collins College Board of Advisors member Cary Wheeland was the guest speaker and was happy to give words of wisdom to the crowd of graduates on their way to achieve their career goals.


This year’s graduating class is the largest in Collins College history. Graduates will forever be considered members of the prestigious Collins College family and are welcome to come back to visit, guest lecture, recruit and much more.


The Collins College congratulates and wishes best of luck to the class of 2016. View the commencement video at

Collins graduates
Julian A. McPhee Scholar Tia Breininger
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