Campus House

Annual Ambassador Awards Honor Hospitality Industry Leaders

The Hospitality and Tourism Department will host its 15th annual Ambassador Awards on Tuesday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center auditorium.

This year’s honorees are Tom Lombardo, owner of Ristorante Lombardo; Ted Pietrzak, director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College; and the culinary team at Wegmans Amherst Street store. Wendy Barth, senior vice president of international marketing for Rich Products Corporation, will deliver the keynote address.

Honoring individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to the hospitality industry and the community has become a high point for Buffalo State’s growing undergraduate hospitality and tourism program. Buffalo State students are also recognized for their outstanding achievements in the field at this event.

Following the awards ceremony, a reception and wine dinner will be held at Campus House, the center for hospitality students’ education, training, and research.

Contact Krista Constantino, Campus House guest services manager, 878-3300, for more information.