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K-State Today

March 20, 2017



Hospitality management faculty and students attend, present and win at CHRIE conference

By Anne Rubash

Junehee Kwon, associate professor of hospitality management, and Eunhye Park, graduate student, earned a best paper award, in collaboration with Bongsug Chae, professor of management, for "Customers' perceptions of green practices in green restaurants: What do customers share after dining in green restaurants?" at the second Central Federation CHRIE Conference, March 3-4, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Four faculty and seven doctoral students from the hospitality management department also presented three poster presentations and five standup presentations at the conference. Faculty members included Jichul Jang, assistant professor; Kwon; Kristin Malek, assistant professor; and Kevin Roberts, associate professor and interim department head. Doctoral students included Michelle Alcorn, Woohyuk Kim, Xiaoye Li, Hyung Hwa Oh, Eunhye Park, Chen-Wei Tao and Wenhao Zhang. 

In addition, Kwon participated in a panel discussion on research and grantsmanship and Malek participated in a panel discussion on teaching, which was led and moderated by Roberts. Both Roberts and Malek serve the Central Federation CHRIE as board members.