NY Area Spartan of the Week: Jackie Collens

Posted by admin | December 06, 2010

Jackie Collens 

A few Spartan questions for Jackie Collens:

Q: What was your major at MSU and what year did you graduate?
A: My major was Hospitality Business. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL and chose MSU for the Hospitality program. I graduated in May 2007.

Q: What are you doing now for work?
A: I am a Senior Sales Manager at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Q: Where do you live?
A: Midtown East.

Q:Favorite NYC restaurant?
A. Buddakan.

Q: What is best part of living in the NY area?
A: My job! I moved to NYC to work at the famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel and I am still here because of it.

Q: What is best part of being a Spartan in New York?
A: Mercury Bar! It’s like being on campus again, the green and white, the spirit and the camaraderie.

Q: If you could invite 3 people from any time who were associated with Michigan State to dinner who would they be?

  1. Chris Hansen, NBC news
  2. Marc J. Gordon, President & CEO, Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
  3. Joel Halperin, General Manager, Hillstone Restaurant Group