Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management will hold its 11th annual convocation Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at 4 p.m. in the university’s Alumni Chapel. Sponsored by the Maid of the Mist Corporation, the convocation is the college’s showcase event, during which it annually honors national and international leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.
This year’s honorees are Michael D. Gehrisch, president and C.E.O. of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), who will receive the college’s Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Jacobs family and Delaware North Companies Inc., this year’s recipients of the Hospitality Management Leadership Award.
The ceremony will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the honorees, along with Eddie Friel, an expert-in-residence at Niagara, and Michael Gentile, J.D., an associate professor in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.