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New USF hospitality dean wins top award at international meeting

The new University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee dean of the College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership was recently awarded the top honor at an international conference.

Pat Moreo was awarded the Howard B. Meek Award for lifetime achievement at meeting of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.

The council says the award is the highest individual recognition. It’s awarded to the individual who has made lifetime contributions to hospitality education and the council. The award is named after the first dean of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Moreo was given the award during a conference in Texas in late July.

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