2017 Faculty and Student Awards Ceremony

The 2017 Faculty and Student Awards Ceremony, held May 4, recognized outstanding achievements for the 2016-2017 academic year.

This annual event honors students representing a broad cross-section of SHA programs, and recognizes faculty for distinguished research and excellence in teaching.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Faculty Awards

Teaching Recognition Awards

  • Andrew Quagliata, Lecturer, Management Communication – Freshman Core
  • Stephani Robson, Senior Lecturer, Properties Development and Management – Sophomore Core
  • Dave Sherwyn, John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources, Director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow – Junior/Senior Core
  • Helen Chun, Assistant Professor, Services Marketing – Undergraduate Elective
  • Jan deRoos, Associate Professor and HVS Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate – Graduate Elective
  • Amy Newman, Senior Lecturer, Management Communication – Graduate Core

Ted Teng ’79 Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards

  • Linda Canina, Professor and Richard J. and Monene P. Bradley Director of Graduate Studies, Finance
  • Wally Boudry, Assistant Professor, Real Estate
  • Andrew Whitmore, Lecturer, Information Systems

CHR Industry Relevance Awards

  • Rohit Verma, Dean of External Relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures; and Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management – “What Guests Really Think of Your Hotel: Text Analytics of Online Customer Reviews”

Student Awards

Degree Marshalls

  • Ethan Gabany ’17 – First Degree Marshall
  • Claire Benninger ’17 – Second Degree Marshall

Banner Bearers

  • Oren Weissman ’17 – First Banner Bearer
  • Sara Levine ’17 – Second Banner Bearer

College Symbol Bearer

  • Grant Behnke ’17

Merrill Presidential Scholars

  • Ethan Gabany ’17
  • Claire Benninger ’17

CHS Senior Award

  • Giovanna Cavagnaro ’17 – Senior Award Winner
  • Grant Behnke ’17 – Finalist
  • Colton Haney ’17 – Finalist
  • Sara Levine ’17 – Finalist
  • Maria “Gigi” Nieves ’17 – Finalist

The Banfi Vintners Foundation Scholastic Tour Award

  • Raquel Forman ’17

Julius Wile Commanderie de Bordeaux aux États Unis d’Amérique Bordeaux Education Prize

  • Alexander Szwyd, MMH ’17

R.C. Kopf Student Achievement Award

  • Megan Larkin ’17
  • Cayley Boire ’17

The Leading Hotels of The World Experiential Award

  • Warner Hazell ’17

Hospitality Business Plan Competition hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

  • 1st Place ($25,000) – Natural Cuts: Vipul Prakash Saran CALS ’17 and Harrison Willis MPRE ’17
  • 2nd Place ($7,500) – Bill’s: Will Mangan, MMH ’17 and Lydia Xu, MMH ’17
  • 3rd Place ($5,000) – Doña Nata: Angela Lindsay SHA ’17, Antonio Miceli, MMH ’17 and Natalia Ruis, MMH ’17

Stephen S.J. Hall Ethics Case Competition

  • 1st Place ($2,000) – Arun Yagnamurthy ’19, Madison Austrich ’19, Jason Zhang ’19 and Michael Baldyga ’19
  • 2nd Place ($1,000) – Gundeep Singh ’17 and Isabella Delgado ’17
  • 3rd Place ($750) – Carmel Bendit-Shtull ’19 and Caleb Sturman ’19
  • 4th Place ($250) – Akshay Vijay, MMH ’17, Vijesh Patel, MMH ’17 and Sambhavi Vempati, MMH ’17

Cornell Hotel Society – Collegiate Chapter

  • Senior Spirt Award – Grant Behnke
  • Hotel School Club Senior Leadership Award – Ryan Levine, president, Nightlife Hospitality Club

Adelphic Cornell Educational Fund/School of Hotel Administration Writing Awards – Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Thomas Johnson, Blakeley Simpler, Colin Bartlett, Elizabeth Gruber, and Michelle Mafstir, “What is the Impact of Technology on Communication and Motivation?” HADM 1150 (nominated by Walsh)
  • Samuel Coons, Hannah Maloney, Deidre Rieutort-Louis, Timothy Ming, “Basis of Design Proposal – Odysseus,” HADM 2550 (nominated by Wellstead)
  • Phoebe Chan, “Recommendation Report for Monkey Jungle,” HADM 3640 (nominated by Newman)
  • Jonathan Kwee, “A Move Towards Fairness for Migrant Workers in Singapore’s Hospitality Industry,” HADM 3650 (nominated by Quagliata)
  • Dylan Cirlado, “To Make Affordable Housing a Reality in New York City,” HADM 4990 (nominated by deRoos)

HEC Unsung Hero Awards

  • Ilsa Gruber
  • Kelly Guo
  • Julia Li
  • Vincent Forand
  • Maddy Botello
  • Nathan Harkins
  • Lee Lipschutz
  • Kanaai Shah
  • Shaina Arsenault

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