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Philanthropy panelists to Temple students: ‘Work not only to be successful, but to be of value’

By Carine Lavache on March 21, 2017

It always feels good to give back. But can a career path be forged out of philanthropy? Recent graduates of Temple University sought to answer that question as participants in a Philanthropy Panel of Professionals, held Feb. 17 at Alter Hall. Moderated by Temple alumna Cherri Gregg, the community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060, […]

U.S. Travel Association CEO and President visits STHM

By Christopher Vito on February 16, 2017

Only a few minutes into his presentation, Roger Dow cued up a video. The words “Dearly departed vacation days” scrolled across the screen, drawing a chuckle from Temple University students. “I’ll admit – our video is funny,” said Dow. “But its message is anything but.” Dow is President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association […]

Two STHM undergraduates receive scholarships from Network of Executive Women in Hospitality

By Christopher Vito on December 20, 2016

The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) has awarded $5,000 scholarships to two students from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). Each year, NEWH regional chapters award scholarships to college students who have professional aspirations of entering the hospitality industry. The organization, which was founded in 1984, has awarded nearly […]

STHM alumna influencing tourism in her native Colombia

By Kylie Winkler on December 20, 2016

A passion for supporting her native Colombia, Belsy Munive is applying her Temple University education to help improve the South American country’s economy through tourism. Munive, a Fulbright Scholar, earned her Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) degree from Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). She serves as director of business […]

Whistle Sports Network executive visits STHM as Executive in Residence

By Christopher Vito on December 9, 2016

There was a time when sports fans watched professional athletes on television to identify “the coolness factor,” said Brian Selander. Selander, the executive vice president of the Whistle Sports Network, admitted that he was not immune to this phenomenon in his youth. He grew up in the New York-New Jersey media market, where the NBA’s […]

STHM awards Marie Baker Brown Scholarship to two students

By Christopher Vito on December 5, 2016

Two students from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) have been chosen as the 2016 recipients of the Marie Baker Brown Scholarship. Baker Brown, who died in 2006 following a battle with breast cancer, was a champion of Philadelphia tourism. She joined the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) in 1985, […]

STHM professor wins Best Paper Award for research into daily fantasy sports

By Christopher Vito on December 1, 2016

Daily fantasy sports are far from a get-rich-quick strategy. In 2015, 1.3 percent of daily fantasy baseball participants claimed more than 90 percent of the winnings, according to a study by management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. So in the absence of competitive balance, why do 60 million Americans engage in daily fantasy sports? A […]

STHM students finish as national runners-up in Sport Marketing Association competition

By Kylie Winkler on December 1, 2016

For four students from the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), it came down to the final buzzer. Temple’s team finished runners-up by two-thirds of a point in the 14th Annual Sports Marketing Association (SMA) Case Study Bowl. A team from Loras College, a private school in Iowa, won the competition, which was […]

STHM alumnus experiences World Series in front-office role with Cleveland Indians

By Christopher Vito on November 28, 2016

In October, Jesse Rathner reached the pinnacle of the baseball world. A graduate of Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), Rathner serves as the Executive Development Fellow within the Cleveland Indians’ Service Excellence department. The Indians won the American League championship to reach the World Series for the first time since […]

Sport Marketing Association elects STHM’s Drayer as President

By Christopher Vito on November 17, 2016

Dr. Joris Drayer, from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has been elected to a prominent three-year leadership term with the Sport Marketing Association (SMA). Drayer serves as President of the professional sport marketing association. He had previously served as SMA’s President-Elect until Nov. 4, the final day of SMA’s annual […]