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Brittany Rogers

By STHM Public Relations on January 14, 2015

President and Founder, Activation Sports Marketing

By STHM Public Relations on January 13, 2015

STHM Alumnus Michael Carter

By STHM Public Relations on January 6, 2015

Name: Michael Carter Company: Mass Mutual Financial Group Titles: Financial Services Professional Responsibilities: Mike Carter a 2001 graduate from Temple University’s STHM program is a licensed Financial Service Professional with Mass Mutual Financial Group. Mike, works with his clients to identify income protection and accumulation strategies utilizing life insurance & financial products. Mr. Carter’s practice […]

International students impacting graduate program at School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

By Angelise Stuhl on December 10, 2014

Lily Xuechen Huang hails from China’s Shanxi Province, nearly 7,000 miles from Philadelphia. Despite the vast geographical divide, Xuechen Huang said she knew about Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), even describing it as “famous.” Additionally, she said, her motivation to pursue a graduate degree at STHM was two-fold. “It’s a competitive […]

For STHM alumnus, reporting for new golf network is simply par for the course

By Jamie Cann on December 10, 2014

Lou Holder works for a golf network. That doesn’t mean that he gets mistaken often for an expert golfer. “What’s my handicap on a golf course? Too high, but it is getting lower,” Holder said between chuckles. Holder is an anchor on the newly formed Back9Network, an all-day, every-day golfing lifestyle network. He’s a co-host […]

Sport and Recreation Management at STHM ranked No. 1 in the nation

By Jamie Cann on December 5, 2014

The top spot belongs to the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. STHM’s Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management program edged 23 comparable programs to earn the top ranking in a 2014 list of the country’s top sports management degree programs, by Sports-Management-Degrees.com. “We are proud that our Sport and Recreation Management program […]

Tourism industry leaders award $5,000 in scholarship funds to the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

By STHM Public Relations on December 4, 2014

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University has been awarded $5,000 to finance a scholarship. The funds were provided by Fred Tibbitts and Associates; Ross Kellman, Vice President of Hospitality and Leisure for Foodbuy; and Stephen Blackburne, Senior Vice President of Operations for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. As an invited guest, […]

In senior seminar, students get hands-on experience

By STHM Public Relations on December 4, 2014

NFL Players Association hosts student organization from School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

By Angelise Stuhl on November 25, 2014

Their bus trip ended when it had reached the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) in the nation’s capital. But for members of one student professional organization at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), the networking possibilities are endless. A few months back, Jacob Diefenthaler said he had shared a conversation with Mark […]

Amateur Sports: SJJ Gives Juveniles a Second Chance

By STHM Public Relations on November 11, 2014

Alums of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management connect in Miami, create alumni group

By Angelise Stuhl on November 10, 2014

After leaving the nest for “the Cruise Capital of the World,” Justin Wusinich and Jeff Rugg felt as though they had left their Temple University connections more than 1,000 miles behind. Fortunate enough, for the graduates of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), the Miami tourism industry leaders first crossed paths when they […]

STHM Alumnus Dia Clark

By STHM Public Relations on November 5, 2014

Company: The Park School of Baltimore Title: Assistant Director of Athletics Year of graduation: 2011 Program: Sport and Recreation Management Responsibilities: Report directly to the Directors of Athletics to provide operational support including: Daily/seasonal scheduling, promotions/outreach, program planning, and student support Orchestrate Student Athletic Council meetings to strategize ways to maximize student/faculty support of the athletic […]

STHM Alumna Erica Desrosiers

By STHM Public Relations on November 4, 2014

An STHM ’13 Alumna, Erica Desrosiers is a Financial Analyst in the Entertainment Division for the Madison Square Garden Company, Erica maintains expense tracking, budgeting, and forecasting documents for MSGE Productions show properties and general administrative non labor expenses on a monthly and quarterly basis across various systems. She also serves as the Finance point […]

Michael Pallante

By STHM Public Relations on November 4, 2014

Wawa’s ‘Lead Goose’ Gheysens welcomed as Executive in Residence

By Jamie Cann on November 4, 2014

A hand in the crowd went up, and Chris Gheysens called upon the student in order to field his question. Admittedly, it was a query Gheysens already had heard a number of times. “And I think you’re the sixth person to ask me that question today,” said Gheysens. No, a Wawa will not be coming […]

STHM-hosted sport marketing conference "an amazing success"

By Jamie Cann on November 3, 2014

Scott O’Neil rolled a video clip that was short in length, but not in significance. The clip showed fans at an NBA game last March, when the Philadelphia 76ers – for whom O’Neil serves as Chief Executive Officer – broke a 26-game losing streak, which had matched the league record. “What are they cheering about? […]

At SMA conference, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management professor recognized for research contributions

By Jamie Cann on November 3, 2014

Dr. Joris Drayer had a week to remember. The Associate Professor at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management earned two research accolades during the 12th annual Conference of the Sport Marketing Association (SMA), for which he also served as conference director. Drayer co-authored the conference’s Best Paper Award recipient. The research paper, titled, “Developing […]

Kruthika Chittiappa

By STHM Public Relations on October 28, 2014

PhD student Christine Wegner wins Best Student Abstract Award

By STHM Public Relations on October 22, 2014

More than three-quarters of black women aged 12 to 74 are considered clinically obese. For Christine Wegner, a Fox School of Business PhD student and a research assistant in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), this statistic was a key component in her award-winning research that investigated how social stigmas keep black women […]

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management co-sponsors League for Entrepreneurial Women’s annual conference

By STHM Public Relations on October 17, 2014

An inspirational day of reflection upon the successes of female entrepreneurs had no shortage of wisdom and insight – beginning with the keynote speaker and carrying through the rest of the program. “Don’t be in too much of a hurry. Live in the present and envision the future,” said keynote Sarah Hetznecker, at the League […]

As Executive in Residence, Wyndham Worldwide’s Patricia Lee offers professional stories, wisdom

By Jamie Cann on October 16, 2014

During a recent hotel stay – at a Wyndham property, of course – Patricia Lee caught herself people-watching. She had identified a comfortable vantage point and, from that spot, and for no more than half an hour, observed the hotel’s employees going about their business. This was completely natural for Lee, who is in the […]

STHM Alumnus Bill Enkhbayar

By STHM Public Relations on October 12, 2014

Company: Global Spectrum, a division of Comcast-Spectacor Titles: Event Manager, Boardwalk Hall Year of Graduation: May, 2013 Program: Master of Science, Sport and Recreation Management Responsibilities: Advance with facility clients prior to events and gathered production needs for successful operations Prepare event instructions, diagrams, layouts, set-up requirements and supporting documentation for department heads Function as […]

STHM Alumnus Michael Pallante

By STHM Public Relations on October 11, 2014

Titles: Player Participation & Statistics Quality Assurance / Game Statistics Information System Support Year of Graduation: May, 2014 Program: Sport and Recreation Management Responsibilities: Player Participation & Statistics Quality Assurance: Track and identify each player from every play of the NFL’s Pre-, Regular, and Post-seasons Compile weekly crew reports for each home team, in which […]

STHM Alumnus Anthony Ciallella

By STHM Public Relations on October 10, 2014

Octagon became the agency of record for Johnson & Johnson’s 2014 FIFA World Cup™ sponsorship.  Being new to FIFA, Octagon helped J&J build a strategic platform and execute their activation as the first ever Official Healthcare Sponsor.  The month long, 32 team tournament was held in Brazil for 2nd time since 1950.

Program offered by School of Tourism and Hospitality Management recognized as world’s finest

By Jamie Cann on October 6, 2014

For the fifth time in the last six years, a program offered by Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has been recognized as the world’s best. STHM’s Event Leadership Executive Certificate program earned the 2014 Haas & Wilkerson Gold Pinnacle Award Sept. 29 at the annual International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) […]

School of Tourism and Hospitality Management names BJ Zellers its 2014 Gallery of Success honoree

By Jamie Cann on October 6, 2014

BJ Zellers, a regional leader in sports marketing, is the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s 2014 honoree for Temple University’s Gallery of Success. The Gallery of Success showcases banner alumni from each of Temple’s schools and colleges. Zellers, the President and Founder of Activation Sports Marketing (ASM), often lends her expertise to students in […]

Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and the Philadelphia Union’s Michael Lahoud Host The #KickEbolaInTheButt Kick-Off Event

By Jamie Cann on September 23, 2014

Proceeds from the Sept. 28 event benefit charities responding to the Ebola outbreak   PHILADELPHIA – Michael Lahoud, a midfielder for the Philadelphia Union, and Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management have partnered to host the #KickEbolaInTheButt Kick-Off Event, to be held Sunday, September 28, from 2-4 p.m., at Temple University. This month, Union […]

Hoping to combat virus through viral videos, Philadelphia Union soccer player and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management professor team up

By Jamie Cann on September 15, 2014

Philadelphia Union soccer player Michael Lahoud and a professor at Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) have partnered to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Specifically, Lahoud and Dr. Thilo Kunkel, an Assistant Professor at STHM, hope to “Kick Ebola in the Butt.” “I’ve teamed up with Thilo to start […]

School of Tourism and Hospitality student helps organize dance marathon to support CHOP

By STHM Public Relations on September 15, 2014

There were 450 people in Mitten Hall—standing. A mélange of current Temple students and alumni were dunking chips in dip—standing. They were enjoying performances from the Temple Marching Band and the In Motion dance team—standing. They were raising over $60,000—standing. That’s HootaThon, where sitting—even for a second—is inconceivable. Temple’s second annual HootaThon event will be […]

STHM welcomes new and returning Master’s students with reception at Loews Philadelphia

By Jamie Cann on August 29, 2014

In only a few months, the tables had turned on Britney Talty. A recent graduate of the Master’s of Science in Sport Business program, Talty had been asked by School of Tourism and Hospitality Management administrators to speak to a room of the School’s first- and second-year Master’s students. No big deal, Talty said, accepting […]

STHM alum Patrick Brogan strikes a chord as Musikfest’s Senior VP of Programming

By Jamie Cann on August 18, 2014

Hard work helped Patrick Brogan strike a chord with his employer. A School of Tourism and Hospitality Management alumnus, Brogan had interned in Summer 2002 for ArtsQuest, a music- and arts-centric non-profit. He pined for a full-time position, so he committed himself to doing just about anything to get his foot in the door. “I […]

STHM alumna Eliza Stasi leaves her mark at Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

By Jamie Cann on August 5, 2014

With her hands in the planning – and her toes in the sand – Eliza Stasi ensured that the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival would go off without a hitch. A 2008 graduate of Temple’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Stasi serves as the Regional Entertainment Manager of Caesars Entertainment. And in that […]

STHM professors report first findings in gamified mobile-device apps

By Jamie Cann on August 5, 2014

(STHM) and its Sport Industry and Research Center (SIRC) with a Swiss software developer has rendered the first research returns on its data analyses. STHM Assistant Professor Thilo Kunkel and research co-author, Professor Daniel Funk, STHM’s Director of Research and PhD programs, found a marked interest in gamification apps like ARENOO. Swiss software company Appventures […]

Ph.D student Pauline Milwood receives recognition for her research on Destination Marketing Organizations

By STHM Public Relations on July 29, 2014

A research paper authored by a current PhD student at Temple University’s Fox School of Business has earned international acclaim. Pauline Milwood recently received the Best Paper Award at the second biennial Advances in Destination Management Conference, for her paper titled, “Knowledge, Innovation and the Role of the Destination Management Organization: Integrating Stakeholder and Network […]

STHM Alumna Jamila Lee recognized for personal perseverance

By Jamie Cann on July 7, 2014

Attaining a college degree was satisfying. Earning recognition for her perseverance was equally fulfilling. Sharing a stage with the First Lady was, well, unexpected. Jamila Lee, a recent graduate of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, was honored last month at the 2014 District of Columbia College Access Program (D.C. CAP) Annual Graduation […]

US Airways awards $20,000 to STHM for student scholarships

By Jamie Cann on July 7, 2014

With the assistance of US Airways, select students from Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality will soon be walking on air. For the second straight year, US Airways has awarded $20,000 to STHM, which in the coming months will disseminate the scholarship funds among current students who are pursuing careers in the tourism and […]

Skål International Makes Progress Towards STHM Scholarship

By Jamie Cann on July 7, 2014

Skål International’s local chapter, based in Philadelphia, recently completed its third installment on what will be a $25,000 endowment to Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, with the hope of securing further contributions toward its cause. When the financial goal for the endowment is reached, the Skål International Philadelphia Scholarship Fund will be […]

The Sport Industry Research Center enters strategic partnership with Appventures

By STHM Public Relations on April 24, 2014

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s (STHM) Sport Industry and Research Center (SIRC) continues to extend itself in innovation and sport management. SIRC has entered a strategic partnership with Appventures GmbH, a Swiss software developer, to drive fan research, improve fan segmentation and employ social media games to activate fans for leading sports leagues […]

MS in Sport Business program sponsors Sports Industry Networking Conference

By STHM Public Relations on April 16, 2014

The School of Tourism Hospitality Management’s (STHM) Master of Science in Sport Business program sponsored the 2014 Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference (SINC), continuing STHM’s longtime support and involvement with the event. The two-day conference brought together faculty, staff and students who were able to listen to and spark discussion with top executives from […]

The importance of sports analytics, both in the game and off the field

By STHM Public Relations on April 15, 2014

Analytics has rapidly integrated into the sport industry to optimize scheduling, assist with resource allocation, and examine the legal environment within sports organizations. A new report from the Temple University Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), based at the Fox School of Business, examines the history and current state of analytics and Big Data […]