Congratulations to School of Hospitality Management student Erik Eklund who received a $1000 scholarship from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Illinois Chapter at the association’s awards banquet on November 30, 2010 in Chicago. More than 70 hospitality professionals attended. HSMAI is a leading global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry.
Erik, an international student from Sweden, was selected based on an essay he submitted and faculty recommendation. He also received an invitation to attend the HSMAI Leadership Conference in West Palm Beach Florida in February, 2011.
The Kendall College School of Hospitality Management, under the leadership of associate professor Sapna Mangal, HSMAI board member and vice president of student leadership, is cooperating with HSMAI to develop the first student chapter of the organization in the Chicagoland area, of which Erik will serve as president.