Ian Kennedy’s (’20 HBM, Honors) thesis received a “Pass with Distinction” from the Honors Council, which makes his research eligible for posting on the Washington State Libraries Research Exchange. For his thesis, Kennedy investigated the effects of hotels’ environmental certification on guests’ intention to visit.
Grace Lim, Jerry Martinez, Remy Plate, and Skyeler Sperber were winners of the 2020 WSU President’s Leadership award recognizing exceptional leadership and service to WSU and the community.
Nolan Pegg, a member of the college’s Management Information Systems Club, organized a SCRUM certification course. Thirty students who participated were certified in SCRUM, a software for project management.
School of Hospitality Business Management students Jennifer Warren, Siena Stephens, and Anastasia Smoak had their research abstract accepted for the final poster presentation at the 9th Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities in March. Their research was titled “Hotels for Seniors: Ideal Workplace for Gen Z?” Ph.D. student Kelvin Chiang was their mentor.
Three student teams at WSU Vancouver were recognized for their work in the Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program project, where each team provides about 500 hours of pro bono consulting to the businesses with whom they worked. Winners were:
WSU Vancouver students Irvin Torres
, Garret Cayan
, Manuel Gonzalez-Garcia,
and David Bagnyuk
represented the Carson College of Business at the ACG Cup Northwest Finance Case Competition in Portland. They competed against MBA and master of science in finance students from Washington and Oregon schools, and they were the only undergraduate team in the competition.
(’14 Ph.D. Bus. Admin) has been named associate dean of research and graduate studies for the College of Business and Management at the University of Technology, Jamaica, where she was previously head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her WSU doctorate in business administration included a specialty in hospitality and tourism management.
ApnoMed, a company cofounded by Ryan Yousefian
(’17 Entre.), won the $25,000 grand prize at University of Washington’s Dempsey Startup Competition. ApnoMed also won the $15,000 grand prize at UW’s Holloman Health Competition. Yousefian started the company while he was a student at WSU.
, chef de cuisine in the School of Hospitality Business Management, received a Superhero Within Scholarship to pursue an online MBA through the Western Governors University.
earned a Fulbright Scholar Teaching Grant
that will take him to Ovidius University of Constanta in Romania next spring. He’ll work with faculty there to enhance cybersecurity courses and lay the groundwork for future educational and cultural exchanges. He also recently was awarded the Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professorship in Management Information Systems that supports faculty in their professional development in technological training and exposure to current industry trends. In addition, Crossler is president of the Association of Information System’s Special Interest Group on Security, which was recently named an outstanding community
, a WSU Vancouver professor in the Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship, retired in May. “Over the past 30 years I’ve had the rare privilege to work with so many humble, bright, committed colleagues and students,” he says. “I leave with an abundance of rich and joyful memories. Thank you for giving me what has truly been the opportunity of a lifetime for me and my family.”
will travel to Austria in March as part of a Fulbright Program Scholar grant
. Marlowe, clinical assistant professor of hospitality business management and program coordinator of wine and beverage business management, will teach and conduct research at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. The four-month experience will support his ongoing research identifying best practices for winery tasting room experiences.
, assistant professor of hospitality at WSU Everett, worked with a colleague at the University of Sydney to provide a summer seminar series
about technology, risk, and gambling. The seminar series allowed researchers who missed opportunities to give planned conference presentations a way to share new findings.
earned an honorable mention from the WSU Administrative Professionals Advisory Council for its professional contributions award
. He joined the college in September 2019 as the manager for the Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program (MAP) at WSU Vancouver. He was nominated for his work in leading the MAP program, including building relationships with the local business community.
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