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Hospitality Management Recognizes 2021 Awards Recipients

The Department of Hospitality Management’s annual Recognition Awards Dinner was held virtually on April 19, 2021. The department recognized student achievement, service, academic scholarship, and leadership, and hospitality industry professionals and alumni were recognized for their dedicated support to the department and students.

Shiring and Shiring Publish Together on Hospitality and Tourism Research

Stephen Shiring, Department of Hospitality Management, and his daughter, Elizabeth Shiring, Department of Professional Studies in Education, have researched together to submit five manuscripts to the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research: ICHRIE’S 75th Anniversary Special Issue Celebrating Its Past, Present and Future.

Hospitality Management Faculty Complete Certification by STR SHARE Center

Faculty members Stephen Shiring, Yasong (Alex) Wang, and Nicole Buse are together completing the certification in hotel industry analytics and certification in advanced hospitality and tourism analytics train-the-trainer workshops.

Hospitality Students Host “Women in the Industry” Panel Discussion

The IUP student chapter of Meeting Professionals International is hosting a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, March 31, with event professionals from the Pittsburgh area as they discuss their challenges, success stories, and advice for breaking the glass ceiling in the hospitality industry.

Hospitality Management Program on List of Best Bachelor's Degrees

IUP’s Department of Hospitality Management is recognized for its excellence in hospitality management education, being ranked number nine of 50 on the list of “2021 Best Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management” in the United States by

Hospitality Management Students Inducted Into Honors Fraternity

Seven Hospitality Management students were inducted into Eta Sigma Delta on November 30, 2020. ESD is an internationally recognized honors society for students studying hospitality management.

Owner of Holiday Beverages Speaks to Hospitality 404 Brew Pub and Operations Class

John Cuccaro, owner of Holiday Beverages, Inc. in Indiana, came to speak to Hospitality 404 Brew Pub and Operations Class on February 14, 2020. 

Just in Time for Valentine's Day, Allenwood Hosts First Dinner of the Semester

On February 13, 2020, the Allenwood and the Hospitality 413 Restaurant Food Production and Service class held their first dinner of the semester in the dining room on the ground floor of Ackerman Hall.

Alumnus Crocco Speaks to Students About His Catering Company

On February 6, 2020, IUP Department of Hospitality alumnus Corey Crocco came to share his story of how he started his independent catering company, Flair of Country, Catering and Event Planning, to the students in Stephen Shiring’s Hospitality 470 Business Model course.

Senior Hospitality Student Jones Speaks to Previous High School About College

Christian Jones is a senior Hospitality Management student with a minor in communications media who visited his high school, Laurel Highlands, to talk to the current students about college, hospitality, and the growth and changes that surround the transition from high school to college.

Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation Approves Funding Hospitality Management Student Scholarship

Hospitality Management professor Yasong (Alex) Wang attended the monthly meeting of the Pittsburgh Club Managers January 24. At the meeting, PCMF approved funding for the Hospitality Management Student Scholarship.

Hospitality Management Student Megan Perz Seeks to Blend Health Care and Hospitality Fields

Senior Hospitality Management Student, Megan Perz has been a crucial part of the Department’s Partnership with Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) and a leading example of a student dedicated to the ideals of hospitality.  

Shiring Conducts Accreditation Review of Ivy Technical Community College Hospitality Administration Program

Hospitality Management Chair Stephen Shiring and site team conducted a two day inquiry of the Ivy Tech Indianapolis Hospitality Administration Program to verify accreditation compliance.  The report will be sent to the board of ACPHA Commissioners for their consideration of granting accreditation.

Hospitality Students and Professionals Network Over Dinner

Stephen Shiring and Yasong Wang and Hospitality Management students were invited by the Springfield Restaurant Group to dinner for employment and networking opportunities.