It is wonderful to know that so many of you have stepped up to support our activities. Your continued support and engagement with us makes our success stories, enriches student learning, and also allows us to maintain closer ties with our industry. A special thank you to all of our HTM corporate sponsors and our HTM Career Day sponsors for all of your continued support of the department and engagement with our students. No wonder our momentum continues to grow each and every day.
Matt Lambert ‘92 General Manager/ COO The Country Club of Mirasol
Shayne Varnum ‘98 Director of Consultant Services Horbart Corporation
Lindsay Wenger ‘04 Sr. Director of Management & Ownership Groups TravelClick
We would also like to express our gratitude towards three individuals: Denise Coll, Robert Morse and Sean O’Neill who have transitioned to Emeritus board members. We have appreciated their time, passion and years of dedication serving on the HTM Leadership Board. Thank you Denise, Robert and Sean. I am sure they will always be there for us to share their experience and wisdom.
HTM Alumni and Industry Events
In April, we recognized and honored six amazing individuals in our industry at our Hospitality and Tourism Management Annual Awards Dinner in Boston. A special congratulations to our awardees:
2018 Distinguished Industry Leader Richard M. Kelleher '73 Chief Executive Officer, Pyramid Hotel Group
2018 Stephen Elmont Recipient Fred M. Mitzner '86 Senior Vice President, ConferenceDirect
2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Recipient Jenny S. Dell '08 Reporter, CBS Sports
2018 Lifetime Achievement Recipients S. Prestley Blake and Curtis Blake Founders of Friendly's Ice Cream
2018 Special Recognition Rob McCarthy '78 Principal, Melan Hotel Group
We are excited to continue our Annual Awards Program for the third year. Please take a few minutes to nominate worthy candidates for one or more of our four awards: the Distinguished Industry Leader Award, the Stephen Elmont Alumni Award, and the two Outstanding Young Alumni Awards. Click here for more information and to place your nominations.
This fall, the HTM Department will hold two exciting networking receptions. Please mark your calendars for our Fall HTM Boston Alumni Reception on Wednesday, September 12th at the UMass Club. You will be able to network with alumni from the Greater Boston area. Our next major industry and alumni event, the HTM Annual New York City Reception, will take place during the NYC Hotel Show on Monday, November 12th at TAO Downtown. Many thanks to our host and presenting sponsor, TAO Downtown. I hope you will register today for any of our upcoming events!
Our thanks to all of you who help make these events possible.
A special thank you as well to our NYC Committee for their passion and effort towards this annual reception.
With our most recent alumni members of the Class of 2018 – congratulations on achieving this milestone in your lives. I wish you the best. Please keep in touch by connecting with us on LinkedIn or by contacting Kate Leene Godfrey, our Director of External Relations and Engagement.
Please know that we always like to hear from you and welcome your involvement and participation! Wishing everyone an enjoyable and delightful summer.