Hospitality management professor recognized for excellence in advising

November 14, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Breffni Noone, associate professor of hospitality management at Penn State, is the recipient of the 2014-15 Schreyer Honors College (SHC) Excellence in Advising Award. She accepted her award during an Oct. 23 luncheon at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

The award is presented annually to an honors faculty member who has been nominated for excellence in advising.

“This award is extremely gratifying because I am a strong advocate for the mission of the Schreyer Honors College and I am passionate about my role as an honors adviser,” Noone said. “It is such a privilege to get the opportunity to work with, and be inspired by, my students who have a love for learning and the desire to challenge themselves. I feel very fortunate to be recognized for doing something that I love so much."

Noone teaches HRIM 350, Decision Models for the Hospitality Industry, and HRIM 483, Revenue Management, in the School of Hospitality Management. Her research interests include pricing and distribution channel management for services, with particular emphasis on consumer perceptions of, and reactions to, revenue management practices.

“The advising relationship between student and adviser is pivotal to student success,” said Nichola Gutgold, associate dean of SHC. “Dr. Breffni Noone offers students her full attention and listens carefully so that she can challenge them to think about themselves and their academic careers in ways they may not have considered. Her high standards and total commitment to each student have made an impact on our Schreyer Scholars and we deeply appreciate and applaud her efforts.” 

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