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Stockton Graduate and Meet AC Employee Awarded Scholarship to Attend MPI’s WEC in Las Vegas, Nevada

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, May 17, 2017) Meet AC is thrilled to announce Joseph Huntenburg, Stockton University Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies graduate and part-time Marketing Services Coordinator with Meet AC has been awarded a scholarship from the MPI Foundation to attend Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas, NV June 19-22, 2017.

MPI is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. More than 2,000 global meeting and event professionals attend MPI's annual WEC event for relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges. This year’s conference theme is, Stop planning meetings and start designing experiences.

The MPI Foundation WEC Scholarship sponsored by Wyndham Worldwide includes a full conference scholarship that is applied toward registration, airfare, hotel accommodations and a per diem. Wyndham Worldwide awards WEC scholarships to five students and five faculty annually.  

“The Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies faculty are proud of Joseph Huntenburg for being awarded this scholarship and all of his accomplishments while attending Stockton University. Joseph is a leader among his peers and proudly represents the program and University as a graduate, employee and scholarship recipient,” stated Donna Albano, Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Stockton University.

Joseph Huntenburg has recently graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, while earning the highest honors of Summa Cum Laude. While a student at Stockton University, Huntenburg was able to excel not only in his academics, but in his professional experiences as well. During the summer of 2016, he interned at The Water Club at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa as a Supervisor of the Food and Beverage Department. Following Huntenburg’s summer internship, he began an additional internship with Meet AC. Through positive performance, Huntenburg was asked to continue with the company as a part-time employee. In addition, before being employed with Meet AC, Huntenburg received the honor of being sponsored to attend MPI’s 2016 WEC in Atlantic City as Stockton University’s student representative where he was introduced to the world of meeting professionals. Huntenburg states, “I couldn’t be more honored to be chosen to receive the MPI Foundation WEC Scholarship that will allow me to attend MPI’s 2017 WEC in Las Vegas this June. The opportunities and experiences during WEC are endless.”

For more information about Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress, please visit: www.mpiweb.org/Events/wec-2017/home.

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About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism.  Meet AC focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.

For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetac.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

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About MPI
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 19 countries. “When we meet, we change the word.” www.mpiweb.org

About MPI Foundation
The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The not-for-profit organization also propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding important and quality research initiatives. For more information, visit www.mpiweb.org/foundation.
 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jessica Merrill
609-449-7147
jmerrill@meetac.com
 


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