Husson University's School of Hospitality, Sport, & Tourism Management Receives Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce's Volunteer of the Year Award

Husson University's School of Hospitality, Sport, & Tourism Management Receives Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce's Volunteer of the Year Award

Date of Release: January 10, 2012

Husson University's School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management was the recipient of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce's Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of their significant volunteer efforts with the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce.

The award was given mostly in recognition of the School's critical role in assisting with the coordination of the Chamber's 100th Anniversary Annual Dinner, which took place in January 2011. The students assisted the Chamber's staff with planning and executing the large-scale event, which hosted roughly 800 attendees. The School has also helped with various events at the Bangor Auditorium and has assisted organizations that include the Waterfront Concert Series, American Folk Festival, and the Bangor Car Show. The School is also active on the Husson campus, where they have assisted the Athletic Department with hosting the NAC Basketball Conference Tournament and holding fundraisers to benefit EMMC's Lafayette Family Cancer Center.

Lee Speronis, the director of the School, and two hospitality students, Jamie Quinby and Amy Crouch, were on hand to accept the award at this morning's Annual Business Breakfast.

"I could not be more proud of our students for the hard work that went into earning this award," stated Speronis. "The students were able to gain hands-on experience and we are grateful to the Chamber for providing them with this valuable opportunity in experiential learning."

Students will also be involved with this year's Annual Dinner, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 19th.

Husson University's School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management is a school within the University's College of Business. Husson's College of Business is the largest in Maine with nearly 1,400 students, of which over 100 are enrolled in the Hospitality and Tourism program. The College recently launched a new MBA degree with concentrations in Corporation Management, Health Care Management, Hospitality Management, and Non-Profit Management.

Pictured here is Husson President Robert Clark, Director Lee Speronis, and Dean of the College of Business Ronald Nykiel at the Chamber's Annual Business Breakfast.

For more information, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or kitchena@husson.edu.

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