Friend of the College Award

2014 Recipient: Dennis Hulsing

President and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises, LLC

Dennis Hulsing pictureDennis Hulsing, who graduated from K-State with a degree in business administration, built his company with hard work and a passion for business development. A group of Hulsing Hotels has expanded into 26 businesses: nine hotels and resorts, three durable medical equipment companies, a sleep lab, two golf and tennis clubs, a residential development company, three real estate investment companies, two grocery stores, a spa, a scuba center, zipline, mountain bike park, plus a treetop adventure center.

Previously he was senior vice president of Omni Hotels.

He serves on the hospitality management advisory board, has established the Hulsing Hotels Scholarship, and has developed an internship program to help develop the next generation of K-State graduates.

From Topeka, he, his wife Jill, and sons Kyle and Will live in Asheville where his business is headquartered.