Join Dr. Carol Whitlock, Chair of the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Dr. Linda Underhill, Chair of the Department of Service Systems in honoring distinguished alumni at a special awards reception for their outstanding achievements and dedication to RIT.
Sarah Margaret Gillam Memorial Award: Robert Purdy '85, General Manager, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
International Award of Excellence: The Statler Foundation, Mr. Robert M. Bennett, Chairman
Entrepreneurial Award: Victoria Decker Griffith '93, Griffith Safety Group, LLC.
Women Leaders in Hospitality: Anastasia Callahan '90, Senior Director of Global Brand Management, Marriott Corporation
Special Service Award: Mark Pfuntner '89, MS '97, Assocaite Professor, NTID
Student Recognition Award: Adam Pirro '16, Hospitality & Tourism Management
Dr. Richard Marecki Memorial Award: Vidyanidhi "Vinnie" Rege, Ph.D., CHE, CHA, MS '05, Director of Hospitality & Culinary Program, Howard Community College
Dr. Paul Kazmierski Memorial Award: Gina Shevchuk MS '04, Assistant Dean for Student Success, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology