The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM) Foundation is pleased to announce Michigan State University is the recipient of the 2020 Hospitality and Foodservice Original Research Award.
The Foundation established the research award in order to fund the investigation of key operation and management issues in the hospitality and corporate foodservice industry. The Michigan State University proposal was selected for this honor from a field of U.S. schools. The research team, consisting of Michigan State faculty and students will investigate Comprehensive Understanding of Delight and its Impact on the Sustainable Hospitality Business.
The research team will attend the 2020 SHFM National Conference, at which they will further develop their research concepts and interact with SHFM members. The teams will also attend the 2021 SHFM National Conference to present the results of their research prior to the publication of their findings and conclusions.
The SHFM Foundation provides educational opportunities for the next generation of hospitality and corporate foodservice leaders through student scholarships, internships, faculty stipends, and course funding to support curriculum delivery. As part of these efforts, the Foundation established the SHFM Foundation Original Research Award Program to benefit the industry, academic community, and students. During this very difficult time with the COIVD-19 pandemic, the SHFM is extremely pleased to move forward with this program award.
“We are so happy to have made the decision to continue this program, we are hopeful this award to bring some normalcy to our faculty and student research team in these unprecedented times. We were apprehensive about any school’s ability to conduct research in this environment, however after communicating with our applicants we grew confident that it was not only possible but important to continue”, said Kristi Noyes, Chair, Board of Directors, SHFM Foundation.
The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes higher education for the next generation of workplace hospitality and corporate foodservice leaders. Its’ primary role is the creation of student education and development opportunities through original research programs, scholarship awards, in-field training, university curriculum support, and the Hennessy Military Traveler Program in partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. For more information, please visit www.shfm-online.org/shfm-foundation.