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Red All Over Newsmakers Chuck Feeney: Irish national treasure Chris Bates: world-class sommelier Christopher Bates '03 won the gold medal in September's Concours International des Jeunes Sommeliers in Capetown, South Africa. This rigorous competition, sponsored by the International Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, attracted twelve national winners from the United States, western Europe, China, and Russia—seven men and five women, all under 35. Bates holds advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers and is a candidate 4 School of Hotel Administration Christopher Bates '03, center, is flanked by Chaîne des Rôtisseurs officials François Ferreira, Marie Jones, Klaus Tritschler, and George Parkes after winning the world championship in the Concours International des Jeunes Sommeliers for masters designation. A member of the Society of Wine Educators, he has earned the titles of certified specialist of wine, certified wine educator, and certified spirit specialist. He is general manager and executive chef at the Hotel Fauchère in Milford, Pennsylvania and co-owner, with his father, of Element Winery in the Finger Lakes town of Arkport, New York. Steve Rushmore: pioneer The International Society of Hospitality Consultants will present their Pioneer Award to Stephen Rushmore '67, chairman and founder Stephen Rushmore '67 of HVS International, at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in January. During his 40-year career, Rushmore has provided consulting services for more than 15,000 hotels, specializing in complex issues involving hotel feasibility, Rushmore was also honored during November's International Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show in New York as the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society's Hospitality Executive of the Year. As part of the honor, Rushmore was inducted into the Penn State Hospitality Hall of Fame. Miles McMullin: radical thinker Miles McMullin '13 received the judges' special award for students at the Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award presentation in May. The student Miles McMullin '13 award, given by the John Hardy Group and Hospitality Design Group, came with a prize of $1,500 and a trip to Las Vegas for the presentation at the Hospitality Design Exposition and Conference. For the competition, McMullin was required to submit a truly innovative concept for a hotel's guest rooms, lobby, and other public areas. He described his concept for a "boutique hostel/retreat" like this: "REN Retreats is a limited-service, design-forward, urban hotel chain with a revolutionary cleaning system that focuses on low maintenance and cleanliness delivered in a chic and energetic Photo: Lindsay France/UPhoto Photo: Jon Reis All of Ireland's universities came together in September to confer an unprecedented honor on Chuck Feeney '56. In recognition of the incalculable Chuck Feeney '56 human value of his support, through the Atlantic Philanthropies, of education and social and political well-being in Ireland, nine institutions collectively awarded him an honorary doctorate of laws. The granting universities were Dublin City University; the National University of Ireland, Galway; the National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Queen's University Belfast; Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin); University College Cork; University College Dublin; the University of Limerick; and the University of Ulster. Atlantic's gifts to Irish organizations have totaled over one billion euros, according to Philanthropy Ireland. valuation, and financing. He was one of the creators of the Microtel concept and was instrumental in arranging its initial public offering. The Pioneer Award, established in 1996, recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions or improvements to the hospitality industry. Leland Pillsbury '69 won the award in 2010.

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