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David Mondress chosen as STHM’s Gallery of Success honoree

By Christopher Vito on October 5, 2016

David Mondress, M.Ed ‘92, is the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management’s 2016 honoree for Temple University’s Gallery of Success.

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 […]

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 have been chosen as the 2016 recipients of the Marie Baker Brown Scholarship.

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.

Three students represent STHM at NCAA careers forum

By Christopher Vito on June 23, 2016

Three students traveled to Indianapolis to represent Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM) at a national conference geared toward the professional development of collegiate student-athletes.

As interns, two STHM students help to organize 2016 DNC

By Christopher Vito on June 23, 2016

The recent alumnae of Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM) served senior-year internships with Host Committee.

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.

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 student selected for exclusive Manhattan Sport Business Academy

By Christopher Vito on October 19, 2016

Will Bubenik spent a majority of his summer living in New York City, touring historic venues, and meeting high-profile executives in his eventual line of work. He has a spontaneous Google search to thank for it.

STHM alum excelling in event-management role at Binghamton Zoo

By Lora Strum on April 15, 2016

Toby Rice counts red pandas, river otters, and howler monkeys among his clients.

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 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.

For fifth time in six years, Temple PhD student in Tourism and Sport wins national research competition

By Lora Strum on October 14, 2016

The national reputation of Temple University’s PhD program in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport continues to flourish.

Sport Marketing Association elects STHM’s Drayer as President

By Christopher Vito on January 2, 2017

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).

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 roasts and toasts outgoing Associate Vice Dean Montague

By Christopher Vito on October 10, 2016

Graduates from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM) drove from as far away as Connecticut, New York, and Washington, D.C. Some even hopped flights from California and the United Kingdom.

STHM ranks among top-15 hospitality programs in nation

By Christopher Vito on October 5, 2016

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University is home to one of the nation’s top hospitality management undergraduate programs, according to a recent ranking.

STHM faculty tapped as panelists at national hospitality conference on diversity

By Emily Ivy Scott on July 8, 2016

A national conference geared toward diversity and inclusion in the hospitality industry tapped a trio of faculty from Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management as panelists and featured speakers.

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

By Christopher Vito on January 28, 2017

In October, Jesse Rathner reached the pinnacle of the baseball world.

PhD student Bradley Baker wins elite national research competition

By Lora Strum on October 14, 2016

For Bradley Baker, fourth-year PhD candidate at Temple University, the transition from fencing coach to award-winning researcher didn’t happen overnight. Baker’s paper, “Run Again Another Day: The Role of Satisfaction on Repeat Marathon Participation,” won the 2016 North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) student research competition. The paper focuses on the correlation between event […]

STHM alumna influencing tourism in her native Colombia

By Kylie Winkler on January 2, 2017

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.

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.

American Athletic Conference leaders convene for Senior Woman Administrators Symposium at Temple University

By Christopher Vito on October 11, 2016

Leaders from the American Athletic Conference and its 12 all-sport member schools visited Temple University to speak to students in an inaugural Senior Woman Administrators (SWA) symposium.

STHM’s Event Leadership certificate program again named best in the world

By Christopher Vito on October 5, 2016

The world’s best event leadership program belongs to Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

STHM’s MS in Sport Business program earns top-10 ranking

By Christopher Vito on July 1, 2016

The Master of Science degree program in Sport Business at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM) is considered among the best of its kind in the world.

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 study examines penalty consistency of NCAA infractions

By on August 9, 2016

Among findings: Conference membership generally has no influence on severity of penalties. NCAA conference membership generally has no influence on the severity of penalties issued when schools are found responsible for violating NCAA rules, according to an independent study released by Temple University’s Sport Industry Research Center that analyzed all major NCAA infractions cases over […]

SIRC Report: NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions

By Sport Industry Research Center on August 9, 2016

Two researchers from Temple University’s Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC) have produced a comprehensive report to provide the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions with information on the consistency of prescribed penalties related to major infractions cases between 1953 and 2014. SIRC, which is housed within Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, is […]

At Temple, Barber’s legacy is lasting

By Christopher Vito on July 14, 2016

As Dr. Elizabeth Barber transitions into a new role at STHM, a school she helped found, she leaves behind a legacy of success. Two decades ago, Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management was nothing more than a concept. Today, it is regarded globally as a leading provider of sport, recreation, tourism, and hospitality […]

STHM junior awarded DeShields Endowed Scholarship

By Lora Strum on June 14, 2016

The School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently named Emily Robinson the recipient of the 2016 Delores W. DeShields Endowed Scholarship. A junior Tourism and Hospitality Management major, Robinson received the scholarship at the 2016 STHM Scholarship and Awards Dinner, held April 15 at the Philadelphia Marriott. The $1,500 annual scholarship recognizes juniors […]

Dynamic duo

By Christopher Vito on June 13, 2016

Two decades ago, Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management was nothing more than a concept. Today, it is regarded globally as a leading provider of sport, recreation, tourism, and hospitality management education.

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University announces change to name

By Christopher Vito on May 11, 2016

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University has been rebranded as the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management, having undergone a name change for the first time since the school’s founding in 1998.

Temple student, alum aiming to feed the homeless while breaking a world record

By Christopher Vito on April 21, 2016

The idea came to Benjamin Baker at a Wendy’s restaurant on North Broad Street in Philadelphia, after he had purchased dinner for a homeless man. “Seeing the hunger he endured, my mind immediately went to charity and how I could help,” said Baker, a sophomore at Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). […]

STHM alumna enjoying rewarding career in parks and recreation field

By Emily Ivy Scott on April 15, 2016

Katya Lysak always enjoyed planning an initiative and accomplishing its end result. A 2003 alumna of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Lysak gets to achieve that almost daily, as the leisure services manager of the Department of Parks and Recreation Department in Miami Lakes, Fla. In her role, Lysak – who earned […]

Alumna breaking athletic boundaries as a transplant survivor

By Emily Ivy Scott on April 15, 2016

When Janet Dennis was growing up in North Philadelphia, she viewed Temple University as her playground. Now, as a Transplant Games athlete, Temple’s facilities are often her training ground. Dennis received a heart transplant in Summer 2005. Less than a year later, she won her first medal at the Transplant Games of America, held in […]

STHM alumnus lays groundwork in potential launch of Las Vegas hockey franchise

By Emily Ivy Scott on April 8, 2016

During his youth, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management alumnus Rick Olivieri moved between Washington D.C. and Italy, as his father was stationed overseas for government work. That’s why Olivieri’s eight-month relocation to Las Vegas wasn’t a big deal. Olivieri, who in 2004 earned a degree in Sport and Recreation Management from STHM, traveled to […]

Comcast Spectacor Senior VP visits STHM as Executive in Residence

By Christopher Vito on April 8, 2016

For Dan Gallagher, leadership and professional success go hand in hand. Comcast Spectacor’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Growth Initiatives, Gallagher presented a video snippet from a TED talk. The video showed a concertgoer dancing by himself. In time, another man joined in. Soon after, more and more people flocked to those original two dancers. […]

STHM underclassman honored by Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society

By Christopher Vito on March 31, 2016

The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) named School of Tourism and Hospitality Management sophomore Veronica Giles the recipient of the 2016 Delores M. Andy Scholarship. Giles, a Sport and Recreation Management major, received the scholarship at the PRPS Annual Conference, which was held March 13-16 at the Seven Springs Resort, in Champion, Pa. Given […]

Hotel founder discusses forays into entertainment, sport-team ownership as STHM Executive in Residence

By Lora Strum on March 29, 2016

Sheila Johnson has always been an entrepreneur. As a child, she went door-to-door selling handmade potholders. Today, she’s a successful, renowned businesswoman. The founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Johnson detailed her beginnings in the arts and entertainment industry to her breakthrough in the sport management and hospitality fields as a part of […]

STHM students in exclusive company at Major League Baseball’s Diversity Business Summit

By Christopher Vito on March 29, 2016

Twelve Sport and Recreation Management majors from Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) traveled to Phoenix to attend the Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit, a premier two-day sports employment and diversity trade conference. And from the moment the students had landed in the Grand Canyon State, they got the sense that […]