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Support for your goals.

As a hospitality and tourism student, you’ll have the opportunity to train for a future in hotels and restaurants, convention centers and visitors bureau, event or sports management, travel agencies, and many more. You’ve got big ideas and
Mastodon-sized aspirations. The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management knows this, and we can help take you far. 

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Community Partners

Leaders from the community will help shape your education.

Mike and Maureen Catalogna
Catablu & Blu Spoon Catering

David Dimberio
Combat Ops Entertainment

David Bolla
Courtyard by Marriott / Hampton Inn & Suites / White Lodging

Mark Luttick
Hilton Fort Wayne at Grand Wayne Convention Center

Brian Brandon
Holiday Inn at Purdue Fort Wayne

Paris McFarthing
Hop River Brewing Company 

Mark Mesing
Outback Steakhouse

Todd Roberts
Pizza Hut, Fort Wayne Corporate offices

Chris Hampton
Sycamore Hills Golf Club

Nicolle Campbell and Emily Stuck
Visit Fort Wayne 

Marcy McKinley
Grand Wayne Convention Center

Mike Fuller
Cruise Planners, Fuller Travel World

Zach Miller
The Bradley/Provenance Hotels

Amanda and Aaron Parkinson
Ivy Tech Hospitality and Tourism

LaShawnda Martin
South Side High School 

Nathan Dennison
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Katie Paetz
Mutton Rentals 

Rob Evans
Blue Flame Hospitality Group 

Keli Hankee
Trubble Group


Your plate will be full here.


From a work-study program in Florida to our very own operational hotel facility that hosts many of our classes, you’ll be immersed in all things hospitality and tourism management at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Contact us

Have questions?


Contact the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at [email protected].