2019 Department of Hospitality Management’s annual Recognition Awards Dinner was held
on Sunday, April 7, at the Rustic Lodge.
The department recognized student achievement, service, academic
scholarship, and leadership. Hospitality
industry professionals were recognized for their dedicated support to the
department and students. Chairperson Stephen Shiring, EdD, MBA, was the
master of ceremonies. Following
introductions, College of Health and Human Services Dean Mary Williams, PhD,
welcomed the students and their families, industry professionals, faculty, and
honored guests. Representing University
Advancement was Emily Smeltz, development officer for the college.
The department recognized two members of the hospitality industry who have provided dedicated and exemplary support. These industry recognition awards are so
named for two distinguished retired faculty members, Donna Cauffiel and Ron Simkins, professor emeritus. The
Donna Cauffiel Annual Industry Recognition Award was presented to
Ken Lindley, sales/design/project manager, CSP, Curran-Taylor, Inc. by Cauffiel.
The Ronald Simkins Annual Industry
Recognition Award was presented to Chip Gapshes, district manager, Hoss’s
Steak and Sea House, by Simkins.
The Department of Hospitality Management is accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Management..