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Dana Clark receives Barentine Special Achievement Award

BOONE—Dr. Dana Clark, professor of hospitality and tourism management in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, has received the Barentine Special Achievement Award from the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC).

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Clark received the award during the 2014 North Carolina Tourism Leadership Conference in Winston-Salem.

Named in honor of DMANC’s first president, Richard Barentine, the award is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated significant service to the association and its member bureaus in helping to achieve its mission and has made significant contributions toward state or national tourism initiatives.

Clark was honored for his close involvement with the industry and the way he translates that involvement to the classroom. His students continuously achieve leadership positions in the tourism industry.

Clark is the only individual to win all three top tourism honors in North Carolina: the Barentine Award, the Charles J. Parker Tourism Excellence for Public Service Award presented by the North Carolina Travel Industry Association, and the Tourism Excellence Award for an individual, also presented by the North Carolina Travel Industry Association.