2014 Award Winners

International CHRIE Announces 2014 Award Winners

International CHRIE wishes to thank the many individuals who took the time to nominate a deserving colleague. All of this year's award winners were recognized during the Annual Conference in San Diego, California USA at a special awards dinner celebration held on Friday evening, 1 August 2014 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

  • Howard B. Meek Award
  • Stevenson W. Fletcher Award
  • McCool Breakthrough Award
  • The Chef Herman Breithaupt Award
  • JHTR Article of the Year
  • JHTE Article of the Year
  • W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year Award
  • John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award
  • Conference Best Paper Awards
  • Industry Recognition Award
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition
  • ESD Chapters of Distinction
 

The Howard B. Meek Award

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Description: The Howard B. Meek Award is the highest individual recognition a member of International CHRIE may receive, it is presented annually to a member in recognition of the individual’s lifetime contributions and outstanding service to hospitality education. This award serves as a living memorial to the late Howard B. Meek, a pioneer in American hospitality education. “Prof” Meek was the first dean of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and also served as executive vice president of International CHRIE.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
Reginald Foucar-Szocki, James Madison University

 

The Stevenson W. Fletcher Achievement Award

Description: The Stevenson W. Fletcher Achievement Award, formerly called the International CHRIE Achievement Award, was renamed in 1994 to honor Stevenson W. Fletcher, former program head of Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The award recognizes an individual educator for outstanding achievement in contributing innovative ideas, methods or programs that have advanced teaching, learning or practice in the field of hospitality and tourism education. Award recipient must demonstrate exceptional professional ability and commitment through service to International CHRIE and the Hospitality industry.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
Cynthia Deale, East Carolina University

 

McCool Breakthrough Award

This is an award to honor the spirit of Willie McCool. This award will be given to an individual, group, program, school, college, association, or corporation that has made a significant break through or introduced a unique approach in the spirit of ICHRIE's mission. The award recognizes an event, activity, or program in the spirit of Willie McCool, a dedicated and successful astronaut and son of Audrey and Barry McCool, faculty members at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Carl and Sunny Boger


The Chef Herman Breithaupt Award

The Chef Herman Breithaupt Award honors the memory of a pioneer in culinary education by recognizing outstanding achievement and contributions to foodservice education by a chef/educator. The recipient of this award must exhibit high professionalism, demonstrate a strong commitment to hospitality education, and have a record of contributions to International CHRIE and the industry as a chef/educator.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Scott Smith, Johnson & Wales University, Denver
 

John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award

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Description: The John Wiley & Sons Research Award recognizes an International CHRIE member for lifetime contributions to outstanding scholarship and research in hospitality and tourism. The award serves as a tribute to a distinguished individual who has demonstrated high standards in the systematic and objective analysis of data that has led to the development of principles or theories resulting in a significant contribution to the body of knowledge. Additionally, the recipient must have demonstrated leadership in a specialized field of study.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Seyhmus Baloglu, University of Nevada Las Vegas


John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching

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Description: The John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching award recognizes an International CHRIE member for the individual’s implementation of innovative, creative, and effective teaching techniques in hospitality education at the high school, diploma, and college or university level.

Congratulations to this year's recipient: Cheri Young, University of Denver


JHTR Article of the Year Award

Description: The editorial board of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research votes for articles deserving of recognition based on the following selection criteria: (1) originality of concepts, methods, and/or contribution; (2) appropriateness and/or innovativeness of conceptual development and/or methodology; (3) clarity of writing, and (4) overall contribution to JHTR and its body of knowledge.

Congratulations to this year's authors: Char-lee McLennan, Lisa Ruhanen, Brent Ritchie and Tien Pham

Title of Article: Dynamics of Destination Development: Investigating the Application of Transformation Theory, Volume 36, Issue 2, May 2012

JHTE Article of the Year Award

Description: The editorial board of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education votes for articles deserving of recognition.

Congratulations to this year's authors: Paul Stansbie, Robert Nash and Kristen Jack

Title of Article: Internship Design and Its Impact on Student Satisfaction and Intrinsic Motivation, Volume 25, Number 4, December 2013


W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year Award

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Description: The editorial board of HOSTEUR™ votes for articles deserving of recognition.

Congratulations to this year's authors: Mehmet Erdem, Jean Hertzman, Seonghee Cho and Patton Garriott

Title of Article: A Food Safety Belief model for Latino Employees in Foodservice


Conference Best Paper Awards

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Description: The members of ICHRIE's Conference Refereed Paper Review Committee vote for conference submissions deserving of recognition.

The Effect of Assortment Pricing on Choice Satisfaction: A field experiment
Choongbeom Choi and Anna S. Mattila, from The Pennsylvania State University; Arun Upneja, Boston University

Ensuring Food Safety in Farmers’ Markets: An assessment of state health department inspection practices
Carl Behnke, Chris Gaulke and Barbara Almanza, all from Purdue University

Role of Place Identity in Predicting Resident Attitudes toward Tourism
Suosheng Wang, Indiana University

Output Growth and Prices of Establishments in the Swedish Lodging Industry
Eva Hagsten, Statistics Sweden; Martin Falk, WIFO


Industry Recognition Award

Description: The Industry Recognition Award acknowledges a hospitality and tourism industry professional and/or organization for demonstrated commitments to advance hospitality and tourism education as a discipline.

Congratulations to this year's recipient:
The Total Simulator Company, Ltd.


Outstanding Reviewer Recognition

Congratulations to this year's recipients:

2014 Outstanding JHTE Reviewer Award: Susan W. Arendt, Iowa State University

2014 Outstanding JHTR Reviewer Award: Vincent Magnini, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2014 Outstanding Scientific Paper Reviewer Award: Food Service: Rhonda Hammond, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Information Technology: Lijia Karen Xie, University of Denver; Gaming and Government Affairs: Peter Ricci, Florida Atlantic University

2014 ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition Winners

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 First Place
Jack’s Bar & Grill: Hospitality with a heart and soul
H.G. Parsa, Vijaya Vi Narapareddy and Bob Farmer, all from Metropolitan State University of Denver

Second Place
Who’s the Boss? Millennials Managing across Generations in the Hospitality Industry
Cynthia Mejia and Vicki Lavendol, both from University of Central Florida

Third Place
The Future of Limited Service Restaurants: Let the customer decide
Matthew Krawczyk, Timothy Webb and Kimberly Mathe-Soulek, all from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


ESD Chapters of Distinction

East Carolina University
Advisors: Cynthia Deale & Alleah Crawford

University of Hawaii, Manoa
Advisor: Ingrid Lin

Michigan State University
Advisor: JaeMin Cha