UMass Amherst’s Department of Hospitality & Tourism raises $150,000 for scholarships

SEAPORT DISTRICT — More than 300 guests attended the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst’s annual Awards Dinner. Held at Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, the dinner raised $150,000 to support the Stephen E. Elmont Alumni of the Year Scholarship.

The event also recognizes achievement in the industry. Awards given included: Stephen Elmont Award Recipient, Ilse Harley, Area Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, West, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts; Distinguished Industry Leader Award Recipient, Vera Manoukian, Chief Operating Officer, Sonesta International Hotels; Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient, Stephanie Krawczyk ’15, Beverage Operations Manager, Marriott International Global US & Canada, IMI Agency; and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients, Frank Guidara ’68, Restaurateur, and Will Guidara, Restaurateur, Author.

All photos by Bill Brett

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