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Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver Names Marc Schulman, President of Eli’s Cheesecake,as a “Notable Alumni”

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver
celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2008. Ranked among the top business schools
in America, Eli’s Marc Schulman was honored to graduate from the DU Business
School in 1976 with a BSBA and to return to the school for Masters Week in

The Daniels College of Business has a number of outstanding
graduates and Marc Schulman was honored to be included on the list of “Notable
Alumni” in Fast Facts on the DU web site at










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Eli’s Cheesecake World and Eli’s the Place for Steak welcome the University of Denver School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

One of Eli’s great traditions during the National Restaurant Association Show
is hosting a group of students and faculty members from the University of Denver
School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM). I am proud to be a
graduateof the University of Denver School of Business and always look forward
to the opportunity to meet with the current student and with Peter Rainsford,
the Director of the Program.

In 2001, I had the pleasure to return to DU as a participant in Master’s
Week. This is a time annually when a diverse group of graduates come back to DU
to reflect on their experience at DU and how it has impacted their career.

When I was at DU, Chancellor Ritchie and Peter Rainsford shared with me their
vision for a new hospitality school. At a time when DU was experiencing
unprecedented growth in facilities and student achivements, the HRTM School was
in an obsolete facility.

This year, when I met the travelling group from DU, they shared the photos of
the construction of the facility and its upcoming opening. The growth of the
facilities is exceeded by the growth in the enrollment and enthusiasm for the
program. Congratulations to Peter Rainsford and his team for bringing DU back to
the excellence in hospitality that it was long known for.

The HRTM Program at DU is part of the nationally known Daniels School of Business

The exterior of the new facility matches that of the landmarks of the University of Denver Campus.


Established in 1946, the School of Hotel, Restaurant and
Tourism Management (HRTM), part of the Daniels College of Business at the
University of Denver, prepares students for senior management positions in the
fast-changing and competitive hospitality industry. As an HRTM graduate, you
will possess knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in all aspects of
the hospitality and tourism business.

As one of the most prominent hotel programs in the nation,
the HRTM program enjoys a superb reputation for innovative educational programs.
The student-oriented faculty members are internationally recognized for their
contributions to teaching, research and publications in various hospitality

The Denver hospitality industry and the Colorado resort
industry are our laboratories. Vail, Aspen and other resorts provide our
students with the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience in our
management intern program.

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Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences Graduation Hosted by Eli’s Cheesecake

Greetings from Marc

Welcome to the first entry in our Daily Blog. There is always so much going
on at Eli’s Cheesecake–new products, big cakes and community events, that we
wanted a way to let you know what was going on a current basis. These first
couple of weeks in June are big for graduations. For me, two of our daughters
graduated-one for 8th grade and one from high school.

This week we hosted graduates at Eli’s Cheesecake World from my ala mater,
the University of Denver, who attended the Graduate Business School. They were
in Chicago to visit alumni and local businesses as part of their inaugural
Career Trek. They enjoyed lunch at Eli’s followed by a tour and lots of Eli’s
for dessert.

On Friday, I get to be part of the graduation ceremony at the Chicago High
School for Agriculture Sciences, which is the only public high school in Chicago
located on a farm on the far southwest side of the City of Chicago. The
graduation speaker is Kathy Bertini, the former UN Director of the World Hunger
Program and the winner of the World Food Prize. On Saturday, I will be the
commencement speaker at Kendall College, a four year university currently
located in Evanston, that is moving its campus to Goose Island in Chicago.
Kendall is well known for its culinary program and other degree programs.

I’ll keep you posted on these events and many other things going on at

Best wishes,
Marc Schulman
Eli’s President

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