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School of International Hospitality & Service Innovation Alumni Awards Reception

Please join the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation to celebrate the following IHSI alumni for their outstanding achievements and dedication to RIT.

Sarah Margaret Gillam Memorial Award
Recipient: Michael Smith, BS '00

General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Country Club of Rochester

Women Leaders in Hospitality
Recipient: Casandra Rosario, BS '11

Founder, The Rosario Group

Student Recognition Award
Recipient: Nicole DeVito Piscicelli, BS '17

Food & Beverage Voyager, Marriott International Anaheim Convention Center

Special Service Award
Recipient: Josh Srolis, BS '04, MS '06

General Manager, East Avenue Inn & Suites

Paul Kazmierski Award
Recipient: Mary Turcotte, BS '80, MS '08

Senior Manager of Human Resources, Zotos International

Paul Kazmierski International Award
Recipient: Zeyad Alswailim, MS '12

Regional Senior Recruiting Manager, Hilton Saudi Arabia

Richard Marecki Award
Recipient: Debra Spencer, MS '05

Learning Development Specialist, Highland Hospital

Richard Marecki  International Award
Bozana Zekan, BS '04, MS '06

Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer, Tourism and Service  Management, MODUL University Vienna

International Award of Excellence

Recipient: Ana Brant, BS '04, MS '09

Director, Global Guest Experience & Innovation, Dorchester Collection

Entrepreneurial Award

Recipient: Filip Keuppens, BS '99

VP Global Sales & Marketing, The Pickle Juice Company

To register please contact Mary Banna at 585-475-3078 or by email at