Twelve Students Inducted Into International Hospitality & Tourism Honor Society

May 10, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Eta Sigma Delta

The 12 new members of Eta Sigma Delta are pictured with officers Marc Skill, Brian Phillips, Patrick Mueller and Catherine Trzaska, as well as faculty advisor Rachel Madsen, Ph.D.

A dozen Niagara University students were inducted into Eta Sigma Delta, the international hospitality and tourism management honor society, during a ceremony held April 29 in St. Vincent’s Hall.

Eta Sigma Delta is open to hospitality, tourism and sport management students who have completed at least 50 percent of the credit hours required for graduation, and are in the top 20 percent of their class. The honor society is governed by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), and has over 90 active chapters throughout the world. Niagara University has maintained a chapter since 1990.

Congratulations to this year’s inductees:

  • Marissa Peters, ’14 (Baldwinsville, N.Y.)
  • Margaret Kroczynski, ’14 (Tonawanda, N.Y.)
  • Joanna Toomey, ’14 (Williamsville, N.Y.)
  • Rachel   Zilka, ’14 (Lancaster, N.Y.)
  • Adam Listman, ’14 (Livonia, N.Y.)
  • Danielle Caloia, ’14 (Syracuse, N.Y.)
  • Anna Tamashuk, ’14 (Dryden, N.Y.)
  • Erinn Hill, ’14 (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  • Brandon Sterner, ’14 (North Evans, N.Y.)
  • Christine Brumfield, ’14 (Rochester, N.Y.)
  • Megan Erickson, ’14 (Selkirk, N.Y.)
  • Ryan Wichhart, ’14 (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)

In 1978, a group of students from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics identified a need to recognize hospitality and tourism students for outstanding academic achievement, meritorious service and demonstrated professionalism. The result was the establishment of the first chapter of Eta Sigma Delta, the International Hospitality Management Honor Society.

For more information on Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, including its new master’s program in sport management, please visit or call 716.286.8279.