• NYU Scholarship Winner Announced

     
    POSTED May 1, 2018
     

    Photo by Susan Beard

IACC – Americas Connect 2018 was recently held in Philadelphia but honored a New York University student with the Doris Sklar scholarship. Established 15 years ago in memory of longtime meeting professional Doris Sklar, this scholarship is awarded to a NYU hospitality student.

This year’s recipient is Camille Aké. She is a senior and will graduate this May with a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management with a concentration in Event Management and a minor in Food Studies.

The award was presented by Dianne Devitt, Adjunct Professor at New York University Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management.

The scholarship includes a grant in the amount of $5,000, plus registration fees and all expenses for the IACC Annual Conference (Americas Connect 2018), held in April in Philadelphia.

Camille’s plans for the future include a job in corporate hospitality and events at a large corporation. She also plans to pursue her MBA. The scholarship was first awarded in 1999, in memory of Doris Sklar who was active in IACC and a proponent of using IACC conference venues for meetings. Sklar was widely known and respected for her work with General Electric and as an independent consultant. In addition, she taught the meeting planning curriculum at NYU’s Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism.

Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide have named The Hotel Hershey “Best Historic Resort.” The Hotel was selected from six nominated properties for the award, which celebrates the historical relevance of the property, positive guest experiences, exceptional customer hospitality and service.

 

Northstar Meetings Group and its leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, recently announced the 2018 recipients of the 2nd Annual Stella Awards, including the Revere Hotel Boston Common, which was awarded Best Hotel in the North East.

 

The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton officially opened this holiday season on November 15 while honoring veteran Elizabeth O’Byrne in conjunction with Veterans Day. O’Byrne and her family received the first guest special experience at the hotel’s grand opening event.