Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MSU Hospitality presents two Lifetime Achievement Awards

During the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE) Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University (MSU) Alumni Association presented its annual Lifetime Academic Achievement Award to Dr. Frank D. Borsenik and professor William E. Spaulding, both MSU alumni.

Borsenik taught a range of courses in MSU's School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from 1957 to 1974, and served two times as acting director. He has published several books, articles, published proceedings and professional papers and hosted seminars as well. Active in the industry as a consultant to numerous corporations and hotel groups and in the academy as president and chairman of the board of I-CHRIE, Dr. Borsenik was honored for his many contributions to and lifetime achievements in hospitality education.

Spaulding was chair of the department of Hotel, Restaurant & Resort Management at Northwood University, Midland, Mich., for nearly 30 years--during which time he taught 14 different subjects, guided the curriculum, built the alumni base, advised students, traveled on study-abroad programs, set up internships and mentored students. He also has been active in a number of professional organizations, and helped found the Michigan Chapter of CHRIE (MI-CHRIE) in 1977. A member of the Michigan Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association, he also served as a board member for the Michigan Lodging & Tourism Association.

Both men were honored during a breakfast ceremony breakfast ceremony, held July 29 at La Concha Resort.