PHOTOS: Second annual Hospitality Day a smashing success Reply

By Rosemary Leger and Tristan Davis

The second annual Hospitality Day proved successful as students and faculty alike were treated to Keynote Speaker David Giblin of the Marriott Hotel chain as well as two panels of experienced field professionals, among other fascinating events.

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Hospitality Day keynote speaker David Giblin gives advice on how to succeed in the ever-changing traveling business. Giblin is the Vice President of Northeast Sales for Marriot International.

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Dr. Melissa Varao, head of Lasell’s Hospitality and Event Management program, speaks introduces the alumni panel. The featured alumni were Shannon Pasco, Amy Sleeper, Jillian Riches, and Eric Dufault.

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Panel moderator Professor Stanley Buchin talks alongside panelists (from right) Amy W. Finsilver, Milton Herbert, Jana Gimenez, and Tom Blundell.

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Distinguished speaker Robert DeSalvio speaks in front of hospitality students about his experience in creating the Wynn Resort and Hotel, breaking ground soon in Everett, Mass.

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Senior public relations student and Hospitality Day coordinator Briana Penney hands DeSalvio a commemorative plaque in return for speaking to students at Hospitality Day.

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Students and faculty enjoyed the career and internship fair, where companies like Yelp and Marriott set up display tables for students to explore.

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The career and internship fair appealed to all students, and featured professionals from the field. It was held in the Athletic Center.

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The Marriott table attracted many students at the career and internship fair with their creative display.

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Balloons were plentiful at the career and internship fair.

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Hospitality Day coordinator Deirdre Duddy-Kennedy smiles at the end of her second successful Hospitality Day.

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