UMass Amherst’s Hospitality & Tourism Management program holds annual scholarship dinner

CAMBRIDGE — More than 250 guests attended the UMASS Amherst Hospitality & Tourism Management annual awards dinner on May 17 at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, which raised more than $130,000 for scholarships for current UMASS Hotel Tourism students. The event honored Matt lambert, general manager and COO of The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, who received the Stephen Elmont Award. The evening’s host was UMASS HTM alum and CBS reporter Jenny Dell. 

Jon Taffer, host of TV’s “Bar Rescue,” was honored with Distinguished Industry Leader Award.  Ken Toong Executive Director of UMASS Auxiliary Enterprises was presented with The Special Recognition Award for leading UMASS Dining to the #1 ranked Campus Dining program in the country.  Keith Sacenti was recognized with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

All photos by Bill Brett

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