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Company Name Montague & Associates TUCC
Senior Semester Period Spring 2009
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Jeannie Cheng [President] Jeannie Cheng [President] 

Perseverance is patience, endurance, and being able to bear difficulties without complaint.  My life is about trying again and again until the most possible can be learned. Here at Temple, I am lucky to be surrounded with such great talents and true support.  For that I am proud to be graduating very soon with my peers and friends.  After this I hope to continue to work in hotels and show the world what I have to offer.

Titus K. Karoki [Vice President/Budget & Finance Chair] 

I love Tourism, specialize in Hospitality and have a passionate goal for Management. That’s why I picked my Major, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Isn’t that just perfect? Well, Temple University has given me the chance to live my dream. Special thanks to the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

On a lighter note, I am from the great East African country of Kenya hence my name Karoki which means ‘Early Riser’. Don’t let that fool you though; I am not a morning person at all. I speak three languages; Kiswahili (Kenya’s National dialect), Kikuyu (my tribe’s dialect) and of course, English (learnt it from the Europeans). With that said, Barikiwa! That’s Swahili for Be blessed.

Sabrina Haney [Budget & Finance] 

Everyday of my life as a guest service agent:
"Sabrina! Like the teenage witch!"
(Sigh) "Yes, sir… very original."

Sometime work can be tedious and mentally exhausting, but I live by the motto "work hard, play hard". I strive to excel in all of my educational and occupational endeavors. Once I am satisfied with my accomplishments in my professional realm, I like to relax and enjoy my free time. This usually includes a warm location with sand and ocean. When I can't get away from it all, I most enjoy spending my time throwing a frisbee in my backyard with family, friends and my dog. When I'm in my happy place all of my hard work seems worth it… even if I do hear the "teenage witch" thing thirty times in one shift.

Hey, it's not all bad. Sometimes I get:
"Sabrina! Like the movie with Audrey Hepburn!"

"Yes, sir!"

Lisa Kerr [Project Chair] 

Life has taken me in a direction that I never imagined.

I grew up as a girl who would never leave home and now I have traveled the world and changed my perspective on life all in a matter of two years. Traveling has become a passion of mine that I will never be willing to give up on. I hope my next travel experiences will be to Italy or Greece!!

Aside from traveling, I still find the time to work hard in all areas of my life including, school, work, and the nationally ranked Dance Team I am currently apart of. I definitely know how to stay busy!!

Who knows where life will take me upon graduation but I’m ready to reopen my sail and go where the wind takes me!

Gabrielle Smith [Project] 

Hello my name is Gabrielle Smith.  I am a member of the project committee.  I am exited in putting on this event for you guys. I am Sport and Recreation Management major. I am specifically interesting is facility management and youth sports. My hobbies are attending sporting events, traveling, shopping, and surfing the web.

Ryan Everist [Project] 

Ryan Everist has obtained the majority of his professional sport experience with the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies. During that year, Ryan performed a multitude of tasks as a Phone Center intern at Citizens Bank Park. While the majority of his duties involved individual ticket sales, Ryan also worked closely with the Marketing department and with Community Relations as a Phillies Phundamentals instructor.

In addition to his Phone Center internship, Ryan also served as the game-day assistant to former Phillie Greg Luzinski at Bull's BBQ. He helped “The Bull” with his personal business ventures and served as a liaison between Greg and the Phillies organization.

Currently, Ryan is working as a Trophy Handler on the Phillies World Series Trophy Tour in addition to preparing for the 2009 season where he will be the Marketing and Events intern for the organization.

Annie Li [Project] 

There are five things that I need with me at all times: planner, wallet, chap stick, keys, and phone.  

Without any of these items, I feel lost or have chapped lips.

There are two things I cannot live without: people and Chinese food.

People, many different people, can do a lot to a single individual. I believe that as long as an individual knows their identity, people can only improve their well-being. Learning happens when you interact with the world!! People also contribute to my happiness by making me laugh and laughing is fun, even when it hurts.

Moving on, Chinese food, I mean real Chinese food, is, in my opinion, the best. I simply cannot live without it. From the elaborate dim sum to the low-profile bakery items, the flavors allow me to appreciate life more. When I grow up, I would like to live in a city where there is a Chinatown I can easily access. I choose white rice over brown rice, despite the health benefits. I crave Chinese food all the time and if my dad is cooking, I’m coming home for dinner!

Elijah Marquez [Project] 

I am a Sport and Recreation Management major. Born and raised in Reading, PA. I enjoy being a part of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. I do enjoy attending major sporting events as well as networking with professionals in the sports Industry. I recently completed my junior internship with the Philadelphia 76ers and it was an experience that has inspired me to achieve a career in sports. My future goals include obtaining a summer internship working for NBA marketing department as well as having a future career with the NBA.

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” - Vince Lombardi

Casey Rudzinski [Newsletter Chair] 

I'm a simple person that lives a complex world.

I'll take a good book, an interesting article, or a face-to-face conversation over technology any day!

Digital photography? Please... I still shoot crisp photos with a Canon Rebel EOS!

Also, I love traveling and learning new things about different cultures. Networking and meeting new people in cities everywhere are at the top of my list. As for basketball, yeah I'm a Knicks fan, but I can always be found playing on your local blacktop! Crossover!

Charles Mertz [Newsletter] 

Transferred to Temple in the Fall of ’07.  Since then I has never regretted the time here at Temple, and I love almost every aspect of living in a major city. The only negative aspect is living in North Philadelphia. Living in a close proximity to campus is a plus, but the surrounding neighborhood is a huge minus. I could see myself living in Philly my whole life, however, I want to get out and experience other cities because I loves to travel and explore new places.

Living in Philadelphia took some getting use to and took me out of my “comfort zone,” but having that experience will be vital when I take on my next challenge, where ever that may lead…

Irina Bugariu [Newsletter] 

“Work hard and you’ll achieve anything!”- That’s my motto!

Born and raised in Romania, a country forgotten by the world, I never thought I will be part of a university as great as Temple and live by myself in the States. Traveling around the worlds in my dream and being part of the School of Tourism and Hospitality is the first step in accomplishing it. Who knows where life will take me from here, but I’m ready for the journey!

I love people because they put a smile on my face every day. I love reading good books, and eating chocolate is one of my weaknesses. Life keeps me busy, but I enjoy the simple things!

Elizabeth Agboola [Newsletter] 

I’m a sport and recreation major here at Temple and possess not one athletic bone in my body. I enjoy everything about sports except actually playing them.  I am first generation Nigerian in America and proud of it. I’ve only visited a few times but I consider it home and plan to retire there when I’m an oldie but goodie. I would love travel all over and I’m not talking a week or so, I mean live outside the U.S. Number one on my list is Brazil and I’m going to get there one day! If you know me I’m very, very sarcastic and addicted to rice yum. Some lovely words to live by:

“Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of someone else”

Jessica Kunesh [Fundraising/Class Gift Chair] 

As a senior at Temple University looking forward to a successful career in the tourism and hospitality industry, I have an aspiring interest in event management.  With my experience in hotel operations and the food & beverage industry thus far, I am inspired by the rewarding performance of service and I thrive in a fast paced environment.  I find the hospitality industry both rewarding and exciting as it is often an ever changing and diverse environment.

I enjoy making new friends, traveling, and embracing life one moment at a time.  I am eager to begin my senior internship over the summer and believe that the time I have spent in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management has taught me valuable lessons of focus, team work, and organization.  I can only hope to further develop both professionally and personally throughout my career.

Jarrett Zerrer [Fundraising/Class Gift] 

I regard my life as an everyday learning experience which has shaped me into who I am today. 

On a professional aspect, I constantly aspire to network and create new opportunities for myself and others.  I am a Sport and Recreation Management major with a background in business.  Choosing this industry was a decision that was based on passion and the goal to be happy with my surroundings each day.  One of my goals throughout college has been to obtain real world knowledge that will strengthen my future business endeavours.

My personal outlook and interests are focused around being open minded.  I enjoy traveling, experiencing different activities, and meeting new people.  My main hobbies are playing the guitar, the drums, and a wide variety of sports.  Friends and family are extremely important to me.  I do my best each day to not take things for granted and to live a balanced lifestyle.

Nick Merlino [Fundraising/Class Gift] 

I have always been a huge fan of sports and that is why I choose Temple Sport and Recreation Management. I feel that over the past year I have really become a lot more mature and focused in school while beginning my quest for a successful career. I recently completed an internship with the Philadelphia Eagles and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

I learned that I definitely wanted to have a career in professional sports and that if I worked hard in school it was definitely a goal that I would eventually be able to achieve. Montague and Associates has probably been the most beneficial class that I have ever taken because it teaches many aspects of teamwork, communication, leadership, social skills, stress management and much more.

I am extremely excited to graduate college in the near future and certainly look forward to entering the workforce with an opportunity to use my experience and knowledge learned at Temple to make my mark on the industry.

Evan Cooper [Fundraising/Class Gift] 

My name is Evan Cooper I am a senior here at Temple University. I am 22 years old and from Miami Florida. I am a former student athlete that was a part of the Temple football team. I plan on graduating in August with a Sports management degree. Being a student here at Temple University I have completed most of my requirements to graduate. I have found several classes extremely helpful to my pursuit of a career. The most memorable class that I have been a part of was diversity in the workplace. It helped me learn that there are many different groups of people within the workplace and how to deal with them.

In all my experience at Temple University has been extremely helpful in the learning process, not only within the classroom, but in life.  These learning experiences have been priceless.

Azim Majid [Sponsorship/Passport Chair] 

My name is Azim (Pronounced “Azeem”) A. Majid. Common mistakes: There is no “H” in the beginning of my first name and the “J” is NOT silent in the last.

I am originally from Harrisburg, PA. I moved to Philadelphia four years ago to pursue a career; I just didn’t know what at the time. I wanted to experience all different things. My work experience is everything from making dentures in a dental lab, interning with a general surgeon and witnessing various eye popping procedures such as colonoscopies, a painter, a cashier, IT technician, all types of flooring, and finally working with a professional basketball team, 76ers. Each and every one of these positions, either they be bad or good, I had never looked back on and regretted my time there.

I have been lucky enough to be exposed to various cultures at a young age, visiting everything from Morocco to Singapore to Australia. I love experiencing new things and meeting people. In my spare time you can usually find me eating good food and playing sports. If anyone wants to play me in ping pong, bowling, tennis, or anything else, then make sure you bring you’re “A” game.

Kyle Martinelli [Sponsorship/Passport] 

It is really quite simple; I thrive on what I don’t understand, how to get to where I will understand, and eventually being able to explain it to others. I look at life as a learning experience that throws tests at you in the form of things you were never meant to understand. How you decide to address these tests largely defines you as a person.

Who I am as a person is largely undefined in words, but rather how I choose to represent myself to other people. I enjoy the simplistic necessities of life that collectively form the greatest pleasures we can experience. In life it is not what you choose to achieve yourself, but rather the path it leads you down to get to where you want to be.

A very wise man once said:

“In life there are two kinds of people, those who are motivated internally, and those who fall short because they rely on others to get them to where they are afraid to go.”

Happy, Healthy, and Honest……

Hidetaka S. Teramoto [Mkt/Pr/AD/Business Card/Website Chair] 

Love to eat when travelling, always interested in trying to understand others, and when consentrated to a single thing, can't see or hear the surrounding at all... People say that I look angry at these moments, but I'm not. These characteristics are some of what I have, but there is a one thing I wish to be - simple and straight forward.

This is becuase of a phrase that has been in my head for years: 単純な世界を複雑に考えないで楽しめ

Said by my father, who I respect the most - "Enjoy, and don't make the simple world so complex"

Jade Vince [Mkt/Pr/AD/Business Card/Website] 

My love for people has brought me into this major and shaped me into the person I am today.  Being from a small town,  I was driven to see what else is out there, so I thought going to the city would give me a better perspective on this.  It definitely did.  Now, I work for the Philadelphia Airport Marriott hotel and love just about every minute of it.

 Mostly, I love the people I meet everyday and would not pass that up for anything.  My goal in life is to always be happy and to meet as many different people as I can each and every day.

Marcus Swinson [Mkt/Pr/AD/Business Card/Website] 

Hello all, my name is Marcus Swinson. I was born and raised in West Philadelphia, I am the second youngest of four (all boys).  Following graduation I would like to work within Collegiate Athletics with a focus in Marketing.  An interesting fact about me is that I am an advent Michael Jackson fan.