Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

April 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...
December 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...
June 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.
September 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...
September 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...
September 1, 2013
Dale "Shag" Shigenaga (Hotel) was inducted as an American Academy of Chefs (AAC) Honorary Fellow at the AAC dinner that took place during the American Culinary Federation national convention at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in July.
February 1, 2013
Lisa Rubin (Bob Boughner Career Services Center) graduated at UNLV's winter commencement Dec. 18 with a Ph.D. in educational leadership, focusing on higher education. Professor Vicki Rosser (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) served as her dissertation chair and advisor.
October 1, 2012
Karl Kingsley (Dental) and Christine Bergman (Hotel Administration) coauthored a presentation by dental student Don Phipps at the International Association for Dental Research in Iguacu Falls, Brazil, in June. It was titled "Soy Protein Extract Inhibits Oral Cancer Growth: Potential Dietary Implications." Kingsley also is the senior author of a research article titled, "Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase (IDO) and Tryptophan Dioxygenase (TDO) mRNA Expression in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells is...