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Cal Poly RPTA Students volunteered at the Super Bowl City events as part of Super Bowl 50!

Feb 1, 2016


30 Cal Poly RPTA Students volunteered last weekend at Super Bowl City events as part of Super Bowl 50!

Leaders of the Cal Poly RPTA Department, Dr. Bill Hendricks and Dr. Keri Schwab and student group leaders coordinated department efforts supporting a team of 30 RPTA Student Volunteers. Students worked as "greeters" during Super Bowl City! 

As part of Super Bowl City more than 30 free concerts at The City Stage with headliners Alicia Keys, Aleo Blacc, OneRepublic, The Band Perry, Matt Nathanson, and Chris Isaak.

OneRepublic performed a free concert at the City Stage!

Next time say YES to volunteering and say YES to FREE Super Bowl t-shirt, backpack, raincoat, jacket, Cal Poly drawstring backpack, safety whistles, and lots and lots of FUN!  Thanks for representing Cal Poly RPTA at Super Bowl 50!


What's going on in RPTA?  40th Anniversary Celebration at The Cliffs Resort!  Have you invited your parents? SOLD OUT!

See you at The Cliffs on February 27th!

 


 

Cal Poly RPTA Advisory Council Member Kris Koeberer Named COO of The California Parks Company

Jan 26, 2016


Kris Koeberer, 44, has been named Chief Operating Officer of The California Parks Company (TCPC), based in Fairfield.

Koeberer was previously TCPC’s Senior Vice President, Central Region, responsible for overseeing regional, state and national park concession operations from central to northern California. TCPC is California’s largest provider of park and marina concession services.

He now oversees all TCPC operations in California and Oregon, including lodging, marina, food service, admissions, campground, invasive species inspections and recreation concessions at Silver Falls State Park, Lake Shasta, Trinity Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Angel Island State Park, Lake Camanche, Lake Chabot, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Lake Vaqueros, Lake San Antonio, Lake Nacimiento, Lake Gregory, Lake Hemet, Diamond Valley Lake, Vail Lake, Quagga Inspection Services and other TCPC locations.

Koeberer joined TCPC after graduation in 1994 from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo concentrating in International Studies. He subsequently held a number of managerial positions at TCPC-managed park concessions and was named vice president in 2001.

Media Contact: John Poimiroo, 916-933-8860, jpoimiroo@calparksco.com

Cal Poly RPTA '08 Grad Krista Rupp promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council

Cal Poly RPTA '08 Grad Krista Rupp promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing at Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council

Nov 19, 2015


Contact:  Christina Glynn, 831.427.4405 ext.112
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               

SANTA CRUZ, CA— The Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council (CVC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Krista Rupp to Director of Sales & Marketing, who previously served in the position of Sales & Marketing Manager.  Krista’s background includes four years of experience at the CVC, preceded by boutique hotel sales roles at properties along the Central Coast and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.Bill Hendricks, professor and head of Cal Poly’s Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration Department, was elected and inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences last week at the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in Las Vegas.

Bill Hendricks RPTA Dept Head Fellow Academy of Leisure Sciences

Cal Poly Professor Elected as Fellow in Academy of Leisure Sciences

Sep 25, 2015


Bill Hendricks, professor and head of Cal Poly’s Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration Department, was elected and inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences last week at the National Recreation and Park Association Conference in Las Vegas.

Marni Goldenberg receives CAFES Outstanding Researcher Award

Jul 24, 2015


It is our sincere pleasure to announce Dr. Marni Goldenberg received the CAFES Outstanding Researcher Award.  Her accomplishments include numerous publications, reports, and presentations at the state, national, and international levels.   

Cal Poly Professor Served on Sunset Magazine Travel Awards Advisory Board

Jul 24, 2015


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Bill Hendricks, professor and head of Cal Poly’s Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration Department, recently served on an inaugural advisory board for the Sunset Magazine Travel Awards. 

Cal Poly Professors and Coaches look forward to NRPTA's 50th Academic Quiz Bowl Competition

Jul 24, 2015


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Brian Greenwood, Professor and Bill Hendricks, Professor and Department Head of Cal Poly’s Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration [RPTA] Department, will again lead the academic quiz bowl competition’s favored team on September 17, 2015 to the 2015 National Recreation & Park Association [NRPA] Academic Quiz Bowl Competition for the 50th annual NRPA Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Jackie receives award

Jacquelynne Garcia Named Cal Poly 2013-14 and State Outstanding Student Employee of the Year

Jul 8, 2015


RPTA senior Jackie Garcia garners both Cal Poly and state awards

Congratulations to Jacquelynne (Jackie) Garcia, a senior RPTA major! Jackie was named Cal Poly's 2013-14 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year (OSEY). Garcia was unanimously selected from 34 nominees. She has been an employee in the Agricultural Education & Communication Department for two years. Those who nominated Jackie said she is "reliable, flexible, and greets every task with a smile and infectious laugh." Her work is top quality and handled professionally, and she takes advantage of numerous leadership opportunities. Her nomination was also forwarded on to state and regional competitions and she won at the state level! Read more in the Summer 2014 edition of The Report.

Jerusha and Brian Greenwood receive awards

Congratulations to Professors Jerusha and Brian Greenwood

Jul 8, 2015


Jerusha was awarded the Outstanding Advisor Award, and Brian was awarded New Faculty – Outstanding Teaching Award at the 2014 College of Agriculture, Food, & Environmental Sciences awards banquet.

On June 4th, the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences convened for the annual faculty and staff awards banquet, and despite the relatively small size of the Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration department when compared to peer departments, RPTA faculty and staff again had a major presence. This year, the Greenwood's were the toast of the evening. Jerusha Greenwood won the Outstanding Advisor Award, and Brian Greenwood brought home the New Faculty – Outstanding Teaching Award. Both faculty were nominated by their colleagues, and we as a department are proud of their contributions and accomplishments. Congratulations, Drs. Greenwood!

 

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