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Richard Moore Scholarship Program
Formed at Cornell Hotel School
Recognizes Dick Moore for the Contributions He Made to the
Field of Information Technology


Ithaca, NY, Dec. 15, 2004 The Cornell Hotel announced today the completion of the endowment for the Richard G. Moore '67 Scholarship fund, to be used each year to assist an undergraduate student at the School.

The fund is named for Richard Moore, a former professor who taught information technology for many years at the School. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in information technology. Benefactors include professional organizations and many friends of Moore, who was among the pioneers in this field of study at the School.

A lead benefactor of the program is Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), a professional organization committed to furthering the hospitality technology and financial field since 1952. Moore was the 1992 inductee to HFTP's International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame.

"We are very pleased to support the formation of this scholarship and recognize Dick Moore for the enormous contributions he had made to the field of information technology," said Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, executive vice president/CEO of HFTP. "Through this scholarship, Dick's legacy will live on in an important way at the institution where he made such a positive impact on the field and on the many students who learned from him."

The drive to create the scholarship was led by Larry Hall '81, a hotel technology professional who studied under Moore at Cornell.

"Dick Moore inspired many students to take a keen interest in this increasingly important field," said Hall, also a lead benefactor. "Support has been substantial, which is a reflection of the lasting impression Dick made on his students and his colleagues."

The Richard G. Moore '67 Scholarship fund furthers the Cornell Hotel School's ongoing drive to increase funding opportunities for worthy students.

"Cornell is delighted to launch this scholarship program," said David Butler, dean of the School. "On behalf of the Hotel School community, I extend our warmest appreciation to the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals organization, to Larry Hall, and to everyone who has helped in this endeavor."

The first installment of the scholarship will be used to provide support in the fall semester of 2004.

The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research and industry service. The school provides management-level instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell Hotel School is recognized as the world leader in its field. 

Based in Austin, Texas, HFTP is the professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities to more than 4,100 members around the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology shows HITEC and ONHTEC. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.

Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Bill Summers
Also See: Richard G. Moore and Ted Horner Join Hotel Technology-Next Generation (HTNG) in Advisory Roles / August 2004
Swissôtel Hotels and Cornell University Collaborate to Develop Swissôtel eUniveristy / November 2004

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