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Oct. 26 , 2006
CONTACT: Pamela Young

EMU professor receives national honor for hospitality and tourism education

YPSILANTI — Susan Gregory, associate professor of human and environmental consumer resources at Eastern Michigan University, has been honored with the Stephenson W. Fletcher Award for outstanding achievement in the field of hospitality and tourism education.  

            The International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) presented Gregory with the award for her innovative ideas, methods and programs for advanced teachings.

            “Being awarded the Fletcher Achievement Award has been a career goal of mine since I joined the professional association in 1988.  This association has helped me to grow personally and professionally,” said Gregory, of Ypsilanti.  Since 1988, Gregory has served as past president of two state professional chapters; headed a symposium review committee; co-chaired the group’s international conference and served on I-CHRIE’s Board of Directors.

            The award is named in honor of Stevenson W. Fletcher, former program head of Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.




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