Educational Institute Honors Ernest Boger with Anthony G. Marshall Award
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Dr. Ernest Boger, II, associate professor and chair, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is the 2007 recipient of the Anthony G. Marshall Award, presented by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. Marshall is the executive director of the Institute and former dean of the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at Florida International University in Miami. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant long-term contributions to the hospitality industry in educating future leaders. Boger received the award during the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) Summer Summit in Nashville, Tennessee.
“I’m honored to receive this award because of my association with Tony Marshall as a mentor, since 1973. He taught the true meaning of “edutainment.” Moreover, I am pleased to bring this recognition to UMES because of the support I’ve received here in establishing interactive on-line course offerings,” he said.
“Black Meetings and Tourism” magazine named Boger “One of the most influential African-Americans in travel and tourism” for five consecutive years. He was also presented the “Steve Fletcher Achievement Award” by the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE). As a hospitality educator, Boger was given the “El’s Lamp of Knowledge” award. The National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners distinguished him with its “Pioneer” award.
Boger has over 30 years of experience in academic and professional hospitality operations. Prior to his appointment at UMES, he was the director of the Department of Hospitality Management at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida. Among other accolades, he was founding director of the hospitality management program at Wiley College in Texas. He has published more than 100 entries in reference journals, hospitality trade periodicals, webzines and textbooks.
Associations that Boger played an integral part in the formation are the National Association of Black Hospitality Professionals and the Multicultural Food Service and Hospitality Alliance. He is also a member of CHRIE, the National Restaurant Association, AHLA and El’s.
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Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, email@example.com.
Contact: Dr. Ernest Boger, II, associate professor and chair, UMES Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management, 410-651-6567, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Caption: The Anthony G. Marshall Award was recently presented to Dr. Ernest Boger, II, associate professor and chair, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Pictured from left are Joe Martin, CHA, secretary and treasurer, American Hotel and Lodging Association, master of ceremonies; Boger and Roy Kennington, president and chief operating officer, AHLA’s Educational Institute.