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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, […]

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. Bubenik, a junior at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), participated in the Manhattan Sports […]

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. Fourth-year PhD student Bradley Baker recently won the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) 2016 student research competition, becoming the fifth doctoral student from Temple in the last six years to win the […]

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 […]

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. In a question-and-answer roundtable format, students from Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) met with administrators in 20-minute intervals in small-group settings. The event provided […]

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). In an unprecedented run of success, STHM’s Event Leadership Executive Certificate program won the 2016 Haas & Wilkerson Gold Pinnacle Award. The latest honor marks the fourth time in five years that STHM’s program has earned this […]

STHM ranks among top-15 hospitality programs in nation

By Christopher Vito on October 5, 2016

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University is home to one of the nation’s top hospitality management undergraduate programs, according to a recent ranking. STHM’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Tourism and Hospitality Management earned a No. 14 national ranking from TheBestSchools.org, a digital resource for campus and online […]