William D. Frye, Ph.D., associate professor of hospitality and tourism management at Niagara University, is the 2015 recipient of the Anthony Marshall Award, presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
The award recognizes an individual who has made significant long-term contributions to the hospitality industry in educating future leaders.
Frye was honored during the American Hotel & Lodging Association Legislative Action Summit in Washington, D.C., during the AH&LA Stars of the Industry Brunch Tuesday, April 14.
At Niagara, Frye has been teaching hospitality operations and special topics such as hospitality law and club management, and coordinating internship programs for 20 years. He has been instrumental in bringing certification opportunities to students in the program, including individual course certification exams and the certification in hotel industry analytics. He is the faculty adviser for Niagara University's CMAA student chapter, which has earned the Student Chapter of the Year award for six consecutive years.
Frye is the co-author of AHLEI's Managing Housekeeping Operations textbook and shares his expertise through articles in hospitality publications, including a monthly column in Lodging Magazine, and numerous refereed and non-refereed journal articles.
Hospitality education is Frye's passion, and he has been an active member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education for many years, where he chairs the lodging special interest group. He is a founding faculty member of the Hospitality Educators consortium, and holds the designations of certified hospitality educator, certified hotel owner, and the certification in hotel industry analytics.
Established in 1953 as the nonprofit education and training arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, AHLEI's mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to educate, develop and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.
For information on NU's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, call 716-286-8279 or visit www.niagara.edu/hospitality.