Brother Frank Romanelli Receives High Honor from Michigan State

Feb 09, 2018 – Dr. Frank Romanelli received Michigan State's Lifetime Academic Achievement Award.

After serving two years in the U.S. Army, Brother Romanelli enrolled in Michigan State romanellistudying hotel management and was initiated into Gamma Kappa Chapter in 1957. He went on to receive his MBA in finance and marketing, and his Ph.D. in food science. 

Brother Romanelli was awarded this high honor for years of dedication to not only his profession, but to institutions of higher education: 
  • Recognized as Michigan State Outstanding Alumnus 
  • Served as inaugural director of the restaurant management department at Del Mar College and Amarillo College 
  • Served as Dean of the College of Business, Oral Roberts University in Tulsa 
  • Appointed as the first Director/Professor of the Hospitality Management Department at Tiffin University in Ohio
Frank says much of his success is owed to his wonderful wife, Peggy, with whom he has one living son, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The pair run Romanelli Ministries and teach bible studies. Married over 56 years, together they have traveled to 50 countries. 
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