Dear Alumni, Family, and Friends of the Hospitality Management Program,
On behalf of the faculty of the School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management, I would like to thank each of you for joining us on November 10th, 2012 for our annual Le Gourmet event. This year will mark our 10th successful event and we will celebrate it in style.
We will use $5,000 of this year’s proceeds to begin establishing a $25,000 scholarship in the name of Susan J. Reid. Susan is the wife of Robert Reid, former Dean of the JMU Business College and and past Hospitality and Tourism Management director. It brings sadness to report that Susan has been diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia. For many of us who know Susan, it goes unsaid that she is one of the most kind, caring, and good-hearted individuals in this world. This scholarship, in her name, symbolizes the true meaning of Hospitality and is a tribute to everything she and Bob have done to build our success.
At last year’s event, we successfully raised over $50,000 for the program. The money raised from Le Gourmet is vital for the faculty and students of the program. The proceeds raised from Le Gourmet are used in a variety of ways. For instance, this past year we were able to:
A special thank you, in advance, to our key Purple Rain Sponsors below. With their gracious support and your attendance at Le Gourmet, we will continue to work together to build a hospitality program of distinction. Thank you for your continued interest, and I am looking forward to seeing you at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on November 10th!
Michael O’Fallon, Ph.D.
School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation
Sysco of Harrisonburg