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FUA Collaborator Terry Umbreit Receives Hospitality Award

Washington State University Emeritus Professor Terry Umbreit received the Founder’s Award during the 18th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. The yearly honor recognizes one world class scholar in the field of Hospitality and Tourism.

Dr. Umbreit received the award from Dr. Kaye Chon, Founding Chairman of the Conference, in recognition of his “leadership and contribution to creation of knowledge and development.”

The international conference was hosted by the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, January 3-5, 2013.

After his retirement from WSU in 2008, Dr. Umbreit served four years as the Director of the Kemmons Wilson School of  Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of Memphis. He is now serving on a part-time basis as an Institutional Representative for Florence University of the Arts. He and his wife Julie now reside in Port Ludlow, WA.

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