Recent Student Awards and Accomplishments

Kim Pham, Ph.D. student
NTA Travel Leaders Scholarship 2019
Tourism Cares

Jada Lindblom, Ph.D. student
Graduate Research Scholarship 2019
Tourism Cares

Jada Lindblom, Ph.D. student
J.Desmond Slattery Award for Dissertation Research 2019
Travel and Tourism Research Association

Seojin Lee, Ph.D. student
2018 J. Desmond Slattery Award for Dissertation Research
Travel and Tourism Research Association

Brady Schmitt, undergraduate
2018 Meredith Travel Marketing Scholarship
Meredith Corporation

Kari Roberg, master's student
John and Joan Markham Tourism Marketing Award 2016 Recipient
Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)

Lana Olsen, Ph.D. student
Tourism Cares Graduate Research Scholarship 2016 Recipient
Tourism Cares

Virginia Miller, undergraduate
Meredith Travel Marketing Scholarship 2016 Recipient
U.S. Travel Association



May 22, 2020 - In a recent interview with KJZZ radio station, CST Director Christine Vogt shared her opinions about the prospects for travel this summer and in the near future.
April 30, 2020 - This is an article that the New York Times published following a conversation with Dr. Lori Pennington-Gray, Director of CST's fellow tourism research center at the University of Florida.
April 26, 2020 - When the days of international travel return, those who want to visit Vietnam can check out an article by Kim Pham, CST’s research assistant and Dr. Mark Morgan, University of Missouri in the Green Living Magazine, April 2020 issue.
April 23, 2020 - Despite their staying home along with millions of other Americans, ASU students continue to learn about the value of tourism and where they hope to be working in the industry following the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 20, 2020 - CST Director, Dr. Christine Vogt and SCRD professor, Dr. Mark Roseland, appeared on an ASU's video to celebrate the coming 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2020).
April 2, 2020 - CST's partners, the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, have taken critical steps in response to the coronavirus outbreak to ensure the sustainability of the travel industry.
April 1, 2020 - Two ASU tourism graduate students, Boyu Lin and Rebecca Varney, participated in the Graduate Student Poster Contest - Spring 2020. The contest is held by The Institute for Social Science Research at ASU.
March 18, 2020 - KJZZ, an Arizona-based radio, interviewed CST Director Christine Vogt about how state and national parks are handling coronavirus.
March 3, 2010 - Claire Kredens, an ASU tourism master student, discussed forest conservation and shared tips to travel responsively in Amazon area on the Green Living Magazine, March 2020 issue (page 36-37).
Feb 28, 2020 - More than 30 members of ASU’s Tourism Student Association (TSA) met with 20 education and hospitality industry pros Feb. 11 in the TSA’s first-ever “Speed Networking” Fireside event, held at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Phoenix.
January 18, 2020 - The upcoming Tourism and Hospitality Career Expo will take place at ASU on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Please come to join us!
January 18, 2020 - Please mark your calendars for a special visit from Ted Martens, Vice President of Natural Habitat Adventure, who is coming to campus on February 4th and 5th to celebrate 15 years of the School of Community Resources and Development.

News Archive

Passion for travel garners national award
Virginia Miller was chosen as the 2016 Meredith Travel Marketing Scholar. 

Is Scottsdale the new Vegas? it could be getting there as Valley tourism recovers (KJZZ) 
Kathleen Andereck says there has been a steady increase of visitors to the Valley over the last five years and those tourists are traveling longer distances to get here. 

At centennial, National Park Service Seeks a balance
100 years ago, Congrees passed the act that created the National Park Service. The agency has to balance preservation along with access in a sustainable way. To face that challenge, it relies on research to guide decision-making. Among the researchers that have helped lead efforts are Megha Budruk, Dave White and Christine Vogt.

Why tourists love borders
To some, borders are a line on a map. To tourism researchers such as Dallen Timothy, borders offer a fascinating insight into economic development, culture and politics.

7 tips for a sustainable vacation
Christine Vogt, director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism, offers tips on how to make responsible choices without giving up the fun. 

Paintbrushes to Pruners: Tourism Professionals with a Purpose
A research paper authored by Christine Vogt, Kathleen Andereck and Lana Olsen in the School of Community Resources and Development was one of the top three finalist papers at the International Travel and Tourism Association Conference.

Budruk named to Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commission
Megha Budruk, associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development, has been named by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to serve a two-year at large appointment. 

Sisters' Zika concerns put a cloud over Carribean getaway
Christine Vogt talks to the Omaha World-Herald about how Zika may affect tourism. 

My Turn: Arizona tourism is about to have an epic year
More visitors are coming to Arizona and that means more revenue for the state. 

How big is tourism's impact on Arizona?
Christine Vogt talks with KJZZ about the impact of tourism on the state and economy. 

Cultivating sustainable tourism in Vietnam
How do you develop tourism in a sustainable manner? Faculty in the School of Community Resources & Development were busy doing just that this summer as they traveled to Vietnam to cultivate sustainable tourism growth and educational opportunities.