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Criteria

  • Graduate of any Penn State hospitality program and received a degree more than ten years ago
  • Current Member of PSHRS
  • Actively participates in various activities, either with Penn State or PSHRS
  • Demonstrates consistent career progression and leadership in their job in the hospitality industry
  • Had a leadership role in a community service organization through company-sponsored events or personal pursuits

Recipients

2016

Tom Martini `88, Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel

2015

Bill Kohl ’85, Greenwood Hospitality Group

2014

Tom Smith ’82, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

2013

Debbie Ulrich ’77, Sysco Central Pennsylvania

2012

Ted Farrand ’71, Cini-Little International, Inc.

2011

Bruce Thomas ’80, Geisinger Health Systems

2010

Dave Scypinski ’77, Conference Direct

2009

Lea Ann Kish ’87, Milestone Hospitality

2008

Ed Book, Jr. ’79, Marriott

2007

Bill Kidd ’87, Host Hotels and Resorts

2006

Joe McCann ’78, Optimum Hotel Brokerage

2005

Bart Bartlett ’76, Penn State School of Hospitality Management

2004

Jim Purdum ’75, Penn State Hospitality Services

2003

Tom Ruff ’77, Biltmore Resort

2002

Ed Brown ‘58

2001

Franco Harris ’72 Super Bakery

2000

Harvey Kamp ‘70

1999

Darlene Brady ’75, Disney

1998

Jim Moore ‘57