ClubCorp vice president, Laura Kornegay, receives distinguished guest professor award
March 26, 2010

Laura Kornegay, vice president of leadership development for ClubCorp, recently received the Dean's Distinguished Service Award in the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management.  The award, established in 1987 to recognize business and industry representatives for a record of outstanding service, has been awarded to only a select few individuals since its inception.


Over the past 10 years, Kornegay has inspired and challenged SMHM students through her generous and active involvement in the following activities:


  • Over twenty classroom presentations in Managing a Diverse Workforce, Management of Human Resources in Hospitality Management, and Human Relations in Merchandising and Hospitality Management
  • Critique of hundreds of student resumes
  • Annual participation in hospitality career expo as a representative from ClubCorp and Carlson Restaurants
  • Fundraising activities including Posh Picnic Silent Auction
  • Informal advisor during the formation of new student organization, UNT National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
  • Member of the UNT Hospitality Management Board of Governors
  • Presenter at university organizational meetings including NT 40, Gamma Sigma Sigma, and Eagle Ambassadors

A true model of servant leadership, Kornegay continues to positively impact the future of SMHM students.  In support of her nomination, Dr. Joan Clay notes, "Ms. Kornegay's passion for students is reflected in her tireless support of our program, and she is most deserving of this prestigious award."   Ms. Kornegay was recognized at the Hospitality Expo luncheon on March 4, 2010.

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