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hotel administration Accomplishments

Apr 28, 2017
Carolee Dodge Francis (Environmental and Occupational Health) and UNLV alum Crystal Lee, '10 BS Hotel Administration, made a presentation at the 16th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations this month. The presentation, “The Impact of National and International Policies on Indigenous Health and Well-Being” addressed national policies in relation to the DRIP, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Dodge-Francis and Lee, who has a doctoral degree in public health, incorporated tribal, national, and international perspectives in order to convey diverse aspects of health, such as the quality of health care services, health disparity, and best practices of prevention, diagnosis, and continuum of treatment.The best practice of research in the scope of indigenizing academia, environmental health and the link to land and water rights, sexual and reproductive health, infectious and chronic diseases, and the integration of culture to improve health and well-being will be discussed. Addressing these issues, the pair highlighted important topics, such as the difference of health perspectives across different global indigenous groups, how these populations view well-being, and the varying health ideals among youth and aging adults.The presentation attempted to highlight these different angles to give a pluralized idea of what can be viewed as indigenous health and well-being in the context of modern states and health policies.    

Mar 1, 2017
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling, Laura Book, and Billy Bai (all Hotel) are the authors of "The Moderating Roles of Follower Conscientiousness and Agreeableness on the Relationship Between Peer Transparency and Follower Transparency," which explains how peer relational transparency impacts the focal employee's relational transparency through a self- and social- regulation process. The article was published in the Journal of Business Ethics.

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.