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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 […]

Temple University alumnus Harith Wickrema endows $100,000 scholarship to support sustainable tourism

By Christopher Vito on November 15, 2016

Harith Wickrema, a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business, has contributed more than $100,000 toward the creation of the Harith Wickrema Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship, to be awarded annually, will allow one student each year from Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) to pursue […]

STHM professor links early-stage branding to expansion team loyalty

By Kylie Winkler on November 15, 2016

Few entities worldwide conjure emotions quite like sports teams. Fans stand by their teams through every sweet victory and every crushing defeat. But how is it that expansion sports franchises successfully build such loyal fanbases before even playing a game? That question sparked the research of Dr. Thilo Kunkel. The German-born, Australian-educated professor at Temple […]

STHM senior shaping Philadelphia youth through sport of rowing

By Kylie Winkler on October 31, 2016

Imani Johnson viewed her junior internship as more than just fulfilling credits; she made a difference in children’s lives. Johnson, a senior at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, believes her work with Philadelphia City Rowing has enabled the program to develop logistically while she serves as a coach and role model […]

STHM alumnus reaches Marriott headquarters

By Kylie Winkler on October 31, 2016

From weather reports to industry trends, Sean Nealis knows that even the most-subtle changes can shift business in the hotel industry. Nealis, an alumnus of Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), serves as the revenue manager for Marriott International. In two short years after relocating to Washington, D.C. for an internship, […]