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DASS Showcases Diversity Champions During IDE Awards Ceremony

The second annual Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) Awards Ceremony was held in mid-May and honored students, faculty and alumni. The awards were presented by the DASS IDE Awards Committee. Receiving awards were: Aniyah Jones, a senior in hospitality management. Aniyah was identified by one of her professors as the perfect person to lead and…

Senior Spotlight: Gina Vekkos

Vekkos will graduate with a degree in hospitality management

An avid sports fan, Gina Vekkos was able to secure an internship last summer with the Schaumburg Boomers, a professional independent baseball team that plays in the Frontier League. There was just one minor problem – baseball wasn’t a sport that Vekkos knew much about. However, with the encouragement of a professor in the hospitality management degree program, Vekkos’ major,…

Making a Great First Impression

Hospitality management workshop showcases proper dining etiquette for a business setting

Greg Chase has returned to his alma mater a handful of times to share his expertise with University of Missouri students on proper dining etiquette in a business setting. Chase graduated with a degree in hospitality management from Mizzou in 2007, and is certified by the Protocol School of Washington as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant. Chase’s most…

Pei Liu Accepted into the Early Career Research Development Fellows Program

Pei Liu, assistant professor in hospitality management, has been accepted into the Early Career Research Development Fellowship through MU’s Office of Research. The Early Career Research Development Fellows Program is aimed at full-time, pre-tenure faculty who are seeking opportunities for strategic career planning and skill development in the area of academic research. During the three-year program, participants are expected to…

Two CAFNR Students Honored as Mizzou 18 Award Recipients

This week, the Mizzou Alumni Association and Alumni Association Student Board named the 2022 Mizzou 18 Award and Mizzou ’39 Award recipients. The Mizzou 18 Award is dedicated to honoring 18 University of Missouri graduate and professional students in the last year of their degree eligibility. Recipients are chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their…

Finding Joy in New Experiences

The Italy study abroad program allowed Lauren Tippen to experience growth in numerous ways

As a hospitality management student, Lauren Tippen was excited to participate in the Italy study abroad program last year through the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). That program is focused on the hospitality industry in Italy, as well as Italian culture. The pandemic forced the cancellation of the program, though, and Tippen, a senior,…

Pei Liu Earns Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant

Since its launch in 1994, the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) has provided start-up funds of about $700,000 to more than 300 faculty members for the initiation of research or professional development projects. The MAA supports the development of faculty through its Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grants program. Pei Liu, an assistant professor of hospitality management, was a 2021 recipient…

Dae-Young Kim and Beomjoo Kim Earn Best Paper Award

Dae-Young Kim, a professor of hospitality management, and Beomjoo Kim, a master’s student in hospitality management, received the best paper award at the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea (TOSOK) International Tourism Conference. Their paper was titled, “Effects of source and message on travel YouTube: Cognitive and affective destination images of S. Korea.” Dae-Young Kim’s research mainly focuses on consumer behavior…

CAFNR Students and Faculty Honored at Tap Day

In a tradition dating back to 1917, small groups of students were selected (or “tapped”) by their peers to join one of the University of Missouri’s six secret honorary societies Friday, April 30. The six societies – QEBH, Mystical Seven, LSV, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Rollins Society – honor new members for service, leadership and commitment to…

Senior Spotlight: Carli Carmack

Carmack will graduate with a degree in hospitality management

After earning her associate’s degree from North Central Missouri College (NCMC) in Trenton, Mo., Carli Carmack joined the Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of Missouri as an office support assistant. That was nearly nine years ago. Carmack has worked her way up in the office, and now serves as an administrative team lead. While Carmack said she loves…