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Graduate students nominated for best paper awards

Friday, February 4, 2005

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University graduate students from the College of Human Ecology presented papers and won awards at the 10th Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Jan. 5-7, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

All are graduate students in hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietetics. They submitted papers to the conference in the categories of hotel/lodging, travel/tourism, foodservice and hospitality education. Out of 200 papers accepted to the conference, 18 were nominated for Best Paper Awards. Six of those 18 were from K-State students and faculty members.

The following graduate students were nominated for Best Paper Awards. Winners are noted:

David Olds, Manhattan, presented his foodservice papers, "Influence of Four Retail Foodservice Cooling Methods on the Behavior of Clostridium Perfringens ATCC 10388 in Turkey Roasts Following Heating to an Internal Temperature of 74C" and "Cooling Rates of Chili Using Refrigerator, Blast Chiller and Chill Stick Cooling Methods." Olds co-wrote the papers with Jeannie Sneed, a professor at Iowa State University.

Elizabeth Barrett, Manhattan, and Lynn Riggins, St. George, presented their foodservice paper "Reported Data from College and University Foodservice Cost of HACCP Survey."

From out-of-country: Chihyung Ok, Korea, received the Best Paper Award for Foodservice for his paper "Service Recovery Paradox: Implications from an Experimental Study in a Restaurant Setting." Ki-Joon Back, assistant professor in hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietetics, and Carol Shanklin, associate dean of the Graduate School, co-authored the paper with Ok.

Kisang Ryu, Korea, placed second in the Best Conference Paper Award and received the Best Paper Award for Travel and Tourism for his paper, "Tourists' Behavioral Intention Towards Local Cuisine: An Application of the Theory of Reasoned Action." SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, assistant professor in hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietics, co-authored the paper with Ryu.

Amelia Estepa, Philippines, presented her travel and tourism paper "Philippine Inbound Tourism Amid Political Instability: A Relative Sensitivity Index." Jang co-authored the paper with Estepa.

This article was posted on Friday, February 4, 2005, and is filed under Hospitality Management.