North East North American Federation

A Message from the NENA Federation

I am honored to serve the North East North American (NENA) Federation of CHRIE as this year’s President. I have HUGE shoes to fill, so I am fortunate to be surrounded by people who are ready, willing and able to help.

Michael O’Fallon, Joy Dickerson, and Clayton Barrows served as the most recent Presidents, and I am proud to be counted among them. As importantly, the federation is filled with bright stars, many of whom are volunteering their time and talents in one role or another.

We are thrilled to have a full schedule of legacy programs for this coming year as well as a new member initiative focused on Associates degree faculty.

The International Hotel/Motel Show is in New York City as always (4 miles from my home campus—FDU) this November. It is our pleasure once again to host the CHRIE Alligator Hour at the Waldorf-Astoria, we do hope that you will join us for this annual event for all CHRIE members.

NENA is also pleased to announce the rotation for our Regional Research Conference will be hosted by the University of Maryland, Shady Grove Campus on the final weekend of March. We expect a great turnout given the exciting possibilities close by for professional development and industry connections.


Kirsten Tripodi is President of North East North American Federation. Kirsten.

2014 Promise Award Winner

The North East North American Federation (NENA) of the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators (ICHRIE) NENA Promise Award is pleased to announce

Robin Mark Back

was the Graduate Award Winner of the 2014 NENA Promise Award Scholarship for the sum of $500.00, intended for the purchase of textbooks or school supplies to aid in the scholastic development of the student.

The Promise Award recognizes students for their overall potential for success in the hospitality/culinary industry, including contributions that they have made during their employment experiences.