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hotel administration Accomplishments

Feb 17, 2017
Billy Bai, James Busser, and Lenna Shulga (all Hotel) recently received the Best Paper Award by the West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) for their article on the willingness to participate in consumer-generated advertisement and its effect on loyalty. The group was honored at the 2017 West Federation CHRIE Regional Conference in February.

Feb 13, 2017
Jungsun "Sunny" Kim (Hotel) recently published an article on the impact of corporate social responsibility on a gaming company's image and customers' revisit intentions in the February issue of the International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Feb 10, 2017
Anthony Gatling, Cass Shum, Laura Book, and Billy Bai (all Hotel) are the authors of "The Influence of Hospitality Leaders’ Relational Transparency on Followers’ Trust and Deviance Behaviors: Mediating Role of Behavioral Integrity," which explains the effects of hospitality leaders' behavioral integrity. The article will appear in the April edition of the International Journal of Hospitality Management.  

Jan 26, 2017
James Busser (Hotel) was honored with the 2017 Founder's Award at the 22nd annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism in Houston in January. The Founder's Award recognizes one world-class scholar in the field of hospitality and tourism for his or her significant contributions in research, scholarship, and development of graduate programs/students.

Jun 17, 2016
Heather Monteiro and Daniel McLean (both Hotel) won second place in the 2016 ICHRIE  (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Johnson and Wales Case Study Competition for their educational case study, "Making the Case for DineSafe: Incorporating Analytics into Managerial Decision-making in the Hospitality Classroom." Monteiro will travel to Dallas in July to present the case study and receive the second-place award. 

Apr 1, 2016
Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business) and Pushkin Kachroo (Electrical and Computer Engineering), along with two past doctoral students, Orie Berezan, who earned a doctoral degree from the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and is now a faculty member at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Shaurya Agarwal, who earned a doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering at UNLV and now is a post-doctoral student at New York University, received the Best Paper Award for U.S. authors from the Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA)  during the GIKA Conference in Valencia, Spain, in March.The paper is titled "The Generation of Virtual Needs: Recipes for Satisfaction in Social Media Networks."

Dec 1, 2014
UNLV Collegiate DECA Members recently received several awards at the Utah Collegiate DECA's annual Fall Leadership Conference (FLC). Collegiate DECA is a career and technical student organization formerly known as the Distributive Education Clubs of America. Among those receiving awards at the FLC were: Daniel Dinev (Accounting/Global Entrepreneurship), who took first place in the Adobe Digital Marketing category. Celine Endy (Hospitality/Global Entrepreneurship), who took first place in the Boostability category. Annie Bellorin (Accounting), who took second place in the Boostability category. Dara Tinoco (Entrepreneurship/Political Science), who took second place in the Adobe Digital Marketing category. The FLC is one of the most exciting, intensive, fun, and rewarding experiences for UNLV Collegiate DECA students who decide to attend. The conference always is filled with leadership development workshops, amazing speakers, opportunities to network, and competition. UNLV students who participated this year also include Dyan Baguio (Hospitality/Accounting), Bianca Cseke (Journalism), Blaze Lovell (Journalism), Rebecca Lychock (Philosophy), and Christian Perez (Accounting).

Jun 1, 2014
Patti Shock (Hotel) is being inducted into the Convention Industry Council (CIC) Hall of Leaders 2014, the highest award in the industry. A Hall of Leaders Awards Gala will take place in October. The CIC is a federation of 33 industry associations. Shock retired from full-time teaching last year after 25 years at UNLV, but still teaches online.

Sep 1, 2013
Toni Repetti and SoYeon Jung (Hotel) were awarded Best Conference Paper at the 2013 International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education summer conference. Their paper, "The Effects of Cross-Border Competition on Atlantic City Gaming Volumes," was one of three papers selected as conference best papers out of more than 100 submissions. This paper looked at the effect of the "Great Recession" and the legalization of gaming in Pennsylvania on Atlantic City table games and slot volumes to identify the effects of each factor. The award was presented at an awards dinner in St. Louis in July.

Sep 1, 2013
Jean Hertzman (Hotel) received the Chef Herman Breithaupt Award from the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE). This award honors the memory of a pioneer in culinary education by recognizing outstanding achievement and contributions to foodservice education by a chef/educator. The recipient of the award must exhibit high professionalism, demonstrate a strong commitment to hospitality education, and have a record of contributions to I-CHRIE and the industry as a chef/educator. It was presented at the I-CHRIE awards dinner during the annual convention in St. Louis in July.