Frank Romanelli, graduate from the department of Home Economics (Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management) is to be honored at the Michigan State University College of Business’ homecoming event. He will be presented with the 2017 Lifetime Academic Achievement Award from their hospitality’s business alumni board.
Romanelli, a 1976 PhD graduate from the University of Tennessee, was instrumental in starting three restaurant management departments at colleges and universities in Texas as well as a hospitality management department at an Ohio University. He was the director/professor of the first Texas Restaurant Association-sponsored restaurant management department at the University of Houston.
Frank and his wife, Peggy, now reside in Venice, Florida.