The Howard B. Meek Award
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: Patrick Moreo
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: George Fenich
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: Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
The Chef Herman Breithaupt Award
Description: 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: Jackson Lamb
John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award
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: Muzzo Uysal
John Wiley & Sons Award for Innovation in Teaching
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: Ali Green
The W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year Award
Description: The W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Research Award is given to a superior research publication on a topic relevant to the field of hospitality or tourism management by an International CHRIE member.
Congratulations to this year's recipient: Melih Madanoglu & Ozgur Ozdemir
Title of Paper: Is More Better? The relationship between meeting space capacity and hotel operating performance
Tourism Management, Volume 52, February 2016, Pages 74–81
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: Xi Y. Leung, Billy Bai, and Kurt A. Stahura
Title of Article: The Marketing Effectiveness of Social Media in the Hotel Industry: A Comparison of Facebook and Twitter
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: Ajay Aluri and Erinn Tucker
Title of Article: Social Influence and Technology Acceptance: The Use of Personal Social Media as a Career Enhancement Tool among College Students
Conference Best Paper Awards
Description: The members of ICHRIE's Conference Refereed Paper Review Committee vote for conference submissions deserving of recognition.
Reducing Food Safety Violations: The Role of Leader Behavioral Integrity for Food Safety, Error Reporting, and Error Management
Priyanko Guchait and Jay Neal
Emotional Intelligence and Perceived Social Support as Mediators of Employees’ Incivility Behaviors
Haemi Kim and Hailin Qu
Accessing Knowledge and Agglomeration Effects: Evidence from foreign hotels
2016 Outstanding Reviewer Recognition
Congratulations to this year's recipients:
Outstanding JHTE Reviewer Award: Chihyung (Michael) Ok
Outstanding JHTR Reviewer Award: Xinyuan (Roy) Zhao
Outstanding Scientific Paper Reviewer Award:
Information Technology: Laura Book
Lodging: Fred Mayo
Outstanding Case Study Paper Reviewer Award:
2016 ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition Winners
Richmond, Virginia is Out: a DMO Case Study of LGBT Marketing
Eric Olson and Heejung Ro
Making the Case for DineSafe: Incorporating Analytics into Managerial Decision-making in the Hospitality Classroom
Heather Monteiro and Daniel McLean
Effective Management Strategies: Millennial Leaders Managing a Multigenerational Workplace
Brendan W Davis, Mathilda van Niekerk and Fevzi Okumus
2016 ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports Awards
Minimum Wages: Effects on the U.S. hotel industry
by John O'Neill and Sean McGinley
Multi-Unit Efficiency Assessment and Multidimensional Polygon Analytics in a Small, Full-Service Restaurant Chain
by Thomas Maier, Dennis Reynolds and Jennifer Sandstrom
Third Place (tied)
The Impact of Marcellus Shale Revelopment Revenues in Pennsylvania
by Daniel Mount, Timothy W. Kelsey, Kathryn J. Braiser
Motivation, Place Attachment and Loyalty in a Country Club
by James Butler and So Jung Lee
ESD Chapters of Distinction
Michigan State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Arkansas