Mr. and Miss Hospitality 2017
(L-R) Cristy Dill and Matthew Temmer
We’ve got Royalty on campus! Cristy Dill and Matthew Temmer are the winners of the 4th Annual Mr. and Miss Hospitality Pageant. Dill and Temmer competed for the title on April 6, 2017, and will receive scholarships as prizes.
Dill is a junior at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, a Universal Orlando team member at Antojitos in City Walk, and a mentee in the Peer Outreach Mentoring Program (POMP). She moved to Orlando six months ago from Port Saint Lucie, FL, and threw herself into life on campus with enthusiasm. Dill is very active with POMP, an organization that pairs student mentors with student mentees to help them manage the highs and lows of college life. Dill was instrumental in raising more than a thousand dollars for Knight-thon this year, a charity to benefit the Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and she will in fact be serving as co-captain for the Rosen Knight-thon team the Miracle Makers next year.
Temmer is also a junior at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, currently pursuing a degree in hospitality management with a specialized track in Theme Park and Attraction Management. He attended the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) trade show this year, where he met several industry leaders and was awarded a scholarship. Temmer was born and raised in Florida, and theme parks have always been a central part of his life, so it was only natural for Temmer to gravitate towards a career in the theme park industry. He currently works at SeaWorld Orlando in the Park Operations department. Outside of work, Temmar is a member of the Future Theme Park Leaders Association, an industry-related club at Rosen College. He is also the secretary of a student-run organization at Rosen College, with ties to Disney; it’s called the Happiest Club on Earth.
Mr. and Miss Hospitality is a professional-based pageant. Winners receive a scholarship funded by UCF’s Student Government Association (SGA). Contestants compete in three pageant segments: Talent, Professional Attire, and Interview. In addition to Dill and Temmer taking home the titles of Miss and Mr. Hospitality, there was also a fan favorite category in the pageant which went to Mikaela Crisp, the contestant with the largest monetary donation to Knight-Thon, UCF’s largest student-run philanthropy benefitting the Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
— (April 14, 2017)