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Four STHM students learn from legendary sports agent at one-day academy

By Christopher Vito on August 10, 2015

At every turn of his career, Leigh Steinberg has asked for a business card. It’s how he started a Rolodex, in the days that predated smart phones and digital contact lists. It’s also how Steinberg turned face-to-face connections into potential business opportunities. One of the nation’s best-known sports agents, Steinberg has represented more No. 1 […]

STHM student sets Guinness record, embraces charity

By Christopher Vito on August 7, 2015

Benjamin Baker put a charitable twist on sliding into the Guinness Book of World Records. An undergraduate at Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), Baker and a group of friends made the Guinness Book of World Records for the most distance covered on a Slip ‘N Slide within one hour. He and […]

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management aligns with Beyond Sport as academic partner

By Christopher Vito on August 4, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. – Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) served as Beyond Sport’s exclusive academic partner for the organization’s fifth annual conference to promote social change through sport. The one-day event, titled Beyond Sport United, gathered more than 500 guests and speakers from a diverse array of sport and sport business roles […]

STHM Alumnus Joel Frater named executive dean for Monroe Community College's Damon City Campus

By STHM Public Relations on June 30, 2015

Read the full story here: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2015/06/26/joel-frater-monroe-community-college-damon-campus/29352767/

STHM Alumna Catherine Beaudette

By STHM Public Relations on June 22, 2015

Company: United States Military Academy Title: Compliance Coordinator, Army West Point Athletics Year of graduation: 2013 Program: B.S. in Sport & Recreation Management Responsibilities: This position is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of a comprehensive NCAA Division I-FBS athletics compliance program. The primary responsibility of this position is to ascertain and manage all […]

Denisha Robinson recipient of 2015 Beech Community Scholarship

By STHM Public Relations on June 22, 2015

Denisha Robinson, a junior, majoring in Sport and Recreation Management, has received the 2015 Beech Community Scholarship. Applicants must meet the criteria that includes the following: an required essay, having a grade point average of 2.75 or higher, declaring a major in either Arts, Business, Engineering, Education, or Liberal Arts and are active in extra-curricular […]

STHM ranked among nation’s top hospitality colleges and universities

By Christopher Vito on June 16, 2015

The Hospitality Management programs at Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) have been ranked among the nation’s finest. STHM earned a No. 23 national ranking from SuccessfulStudent.org, which published in May its 2015 list of Best Hospitality Colleges and Universities in the United States. “It is quite gratifying that the School of […]

STHM graduate student driven to succeed in classroom, on track

By Lora Strum on June 16, 2015

For Blanca Fernandez, moving to the United States seemed like something out of a movie script. The 23-year-old left her hometown of Leon, Spain, in January to enroll at Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), where she’s pursuing her Master of Science in Sport Business degree. She made the cross-continental move with […]

STHM Alumna Kate Isbel

By STHM Public Relations on June 11, 2015

Company: Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Title: Marketing and Communications Coordinator Year of graduation: 2012 Program: B.S. in Tourism and Hospitality Management Destination & Event Management, Certificate of Specialization in the Geography of Tourism Responsibilities: The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) is the official tourism promotion agency for the City of Philadelphia globally, and the primary sales and […]

Prof. Wesley Roehl featured in WalletHub’s 2015’s Best & Worst Cities for Summer Travel

By STHM Public Relations on June 5, 2015

http://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-summer-travel/3792/#wesley-roehl

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management student awarded Tamara J. Gilmore Endowed Scholarship

By Christopher Vito on May 20, 2015

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) student Jonisa-Niani Davis has been named the inaugural recipient of the Tamara J. Gilmore Endowed Scholarship. The recently established Tamara J. Gilmore Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to underrepresented female STHM students who are pursuing careers in hospitality and event management and who exemplify Ms. Gilmore’s professional […]

Alumnus tapped as sportstalk TV show co-host

By Angelise Stuhl on May 18, 2015

Rob Ellis has gone from one set of airwaves to another. Ellis recently debuted as a co-host on The Comcast Network’s Breakfast on Broad, a sports-themed, weekday-morning talk show. Ellis, who earned his undergraduate degree in the Sport and Recreation Management program now housed at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, had been a […]

Philadelphia mayor recognizes STHM student for service initiatives

By Angelise Stuhl on May 13, 2015

A student in Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has received the Mayor’s Award for Distinguished AmeriCorps Service in recognition of her service initiatives with Jumpstart Philadelphia. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter honored sophomore Alaina Billing during the third annual Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service reception and awards ceremony, held April […]

STHM Alumna Tiffany Newmuis named for 2016 Democratic convention

By STHM Public Relations on May 4, 2015

Philadelphia’s host committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention has tapped a local executive with expertise in conducting outreach to minority-owned businesses.

STHM Alumna Devon Hendricks

By STHM Public Relations on May 4, 2015

Company: University of Texas Title: Assistant Athletics Director Olympic Sports – Events Year of graduation: May 2000 Program: B.S. in Sport & Recreation Management Responsibilities: I have had the pleasure of working at the University of Texas for the last 15 years. I work for the athletic department with Event Operations. My department manages event staff during […]

STHM Alumna Sarah Karath

By STHM Public Relations on May 4, 2015

Company: Hyatt Escala Lodge in Park City Title: Food & Beverage Manager Year of graduation: May 2011 Program: B.S. in Tourism and Hospitality Management, concentrating in Hospitality Operations Responsibilities: Graduated from School of Tourism and Hospitality Management in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management, concentrating in Hospitality Operations. Selected by Hyatt Hotels and […]

STHM researcher identifies social responsibility as integral component to sports teams’ success

By Lora Strum on April 29, 2015

After the jerseys have been washed and the grandstands have been cleared of clutter, a professional sports teams’ work is just beginning. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or a team’s efforts to use its impact for the greater good of its community, is no longer a secondary concern to the product they assemble on the field. […]

PA Recreation and Park Society elect new Student Director

By STHM Public Relations on April 13, 2015

Zurrell Toney has been elected for the 2015- 2016 term to be on the board of directors.  Zurrelll is a Temple University senior earning his bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreation Management from the school of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He has a passion for youth development, education, community outreach, recreation and sports. After graduation, Zurrell hopes […]

STHM student honored by Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society

By Christopher Vito on April 9, 2015

The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) named School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) senior Emily Croke the recipient of the 2015 Delores M. Andy Scholarship. Croke, a Sport and Recreation Management major, received the scholarship, as well as the 2015 Student Honor Award, at the PRPS Annual Conference, held March 22-25 at the […]

STHM Alum Jim O'Donnell

By STHM on April 8, 2015

Jim O’Donnell is passionate about hotels and hospitality and sales and marketing. Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Jim moved to Philadelphia in 1997 to attend Temple University after completing his Associate of the Arts Degree. In 1999, Jim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Legal Studies from the Fox School of Business & […]

John Suchenski

By STHM Public Relations on April 8, 2015

Leah Moore

By STHM Public Relations on April 8, 2015

Transplant recipient and cancer survivor, STHM student goes for Guinness record

By Christopher Vito on April 1, 2015

Benjamin Baker is hoping to slide into the Guinness Book of World Records – again. A sophomore at Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), Baker will attempt to make the Guinness Book of World Records for the most distance covered on a Slip ‘N Slide within one hour. Baker and a team […]

STHM Alumna Amy Bendekovits

By STHM Public Relations on March 31, 2015

Company: Aramark at FedEx Headquarters Campus Title: Catering Director Year of graduation: May 2014 Program: B.S. in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Magna Cum Laude Responsibilities: After working for 8 months in New York City’s Financial District for Aramark as a Food Service Manager, Amy was offered a promotion to becoming Catering Director at the FedEx Campus in Memphis, Tennessee. […]

Philadelphia Union CEO visits STHM as Executive in Residence

By Christopher Vito on March 30, 2015

The transition, from soccer goalkeeper to soccer executive, wasn’t smooth. For Nick Sakiewicz, the bumpy path is the preferred route. “My whole career,” he said, “has been about taking risks.” Sakiewicz has built a career upon a series of personal and professional risks. The Chief Executive Officer of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, and Operating […]

STHM Alumna Jessica Gray

By STHM Public Relations on March 20, 2015

Company: TU Athletics Title: Compliance and Student-Athlete Affairs Coordinator Year of graduation: 2014 Program: MS in Sport Business, Concentration: Athletic Administration Responsibilities: Serve as the primary liaison to the Office of Housing and Residential Life Responsible for all student-athlete on-campus housing assignments Oversee the NCAA Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund Request and distribute assistance fund stipends to eligible student-athletes Monitor […]

Prof. Joseph Mahan III featured in WalletHub’s recent study examining 2015’s March Madness Statistics

By STHM Public Relations on March 18, 2015

STHM graduate students participate in case cup competition at the National Sports Forum

By Angelise Stuhl on March 18, 2015

Four students from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s Master’s of Science in Sport Business program represented Temple University at the National Sports Forum (NSF). The conference, held Feb. 6-10 in Cincinnati, is open only to top sport-industry executives from across the country, with the exception of a handful of graduate students from the […]

STHM Alumni Awards Dinner - 2014

By STHM Public Relations on March 10, 2015

Disney Executive welcomed by School of Tourism and Hospitality

By Christopher Vito on March 9, 2015

Mark Shafer loves numbers. He said his passion for data and analytics runs deep, and “as crazy as it sounds, I looked forward to my classes and tests” as a Temple University undergraduate. “To work at Walt Disney World Resort, you have to be a great storyteller,” said Shafer, the Senior Vice President of Revenue […]

STHM’S American Hotel & Lodging Association

By STHM Public Relations on March 9, 2015

STHM’s American Hotel & Lodging Association Chapter wins Chapter of the Year

Event Management Certificate Program Wins Award

By STHM Public Relations on March 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – The Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program in Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management has been honored by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) in the prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition. The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) program received the gold award for Best Event Management Certificate […]

Three STHM alumni have been nominated by Doubletree by Hilton, Valley Forge for “Manager of the Year”

By STHM Public Relations on March 6, 2015

Deidre Goslin(Fritz), Matthew Moore, and Jennifer Benedict all work at the property as a team … STHM Made/Temple Made

STHM students speak to former boxing champ Bernard Hopkins

By Lora Strum on March 5, 2015

B-Hop. The Alien. The Executioner. These are the nicknames that have been assigned to former middleweight boxing champion, Bernard Hopkins, during his illustrious 27-year career. The fighter added ‘orator’ and ‘advocate’ to that list when he addressed a contingent at the Sports Industry Networking Career (SINC) conference, held Feb. 20-21 at George Washington University, in […]

As Executive in Residence, Wyndham Hotel Group CEO shares tale of climbing the corporate ladder

By Christopher Vito on March 4, 2015

Geoff Ballotti’s first position in hotels was working as a dishwasher. Then, he was promoted to busboy. Soon after, he’d found his way to waiting tables. Now, he’s a senior executive for the world’s largest hotel company. “Anyone who says you can’t climb the ladder in this field isn’t working hard enough,” said Ballotti, President […]

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management alumna shows entrepreneurial flair with cake-pop business

By Lora Strum on March 4, 2015

At 4 a.m., Kim Celano’s day begins. The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) alumna checks emails for her cake-pop stand business, KC Bakes, and coordinates her next international cake-pop convention. Then she’s off to work as Operations Coordinator for Temple University’s Campus Recreation at the Temple Administrative Services Building (TASB). Celano, CLA ’05, […]

STHM Alumnus Scott Sisson

By STHM Public Relations on February 26, 2015

Company: University of the Sciences Title: Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and Meetings & Events Coordinator Year of graduation: 2013 Program: Sport and Recreation Management Responsibilities: Scott Sisson graduated from STHM in the May of 2013 after studying Sport and Recreation Management. Scott is currently employed by the University of the Sciences in two capacities: Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach […]

STHM Alumnus Matthew Rodriguez

By STHM Public Relations on February 17, 2015

Company: Holland America Line (Escorted Tour Operations) Title: Tour Director Year of graduation: 2011 Program: Tourism and Hospitality Management with a Concentration in Destination and Event Management Responsibilities: During Alaska’s tourism season (May – September) Matt leads Holland America Line guests through Alaska’s breathtaking interior. During these 1,200 mile tours, Matt ensures a smooth and enjoyable travel experience […]

Executive in Residence - Mark Shafer

By STHM Public Relations on February 5, 2015

STHM Alumna Jazz Dottin

By STHM Public Relations on February 5, 2015

Company: Macy’s Tourism Marketing & Development Northeast Region Title: Coordinator Year of graduation: 2012 Program: Tourism & Hospitality Management & Spanish Responsibilities: Jazz Dottin establishes partnerships and business opportunities for Macy’s stores throughout the Northeast reason to be seen as the number one shopping destination for tourists. In her role, Jazz designs and promotes group programs for travelers […]