Temple University alumna and Virgin Islands native Loán Sewer (pronounced Lo-An) joined a prestigious group of alumni from Temple University on Friday, Oct. 16, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a 2009-2010 Inductee into the Temple University Gallery of Success. Sewer, the director of sales for the V.I. Department of Tourism, is a 2002 graduate from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s masters program and one of 34 alumni worldwide selected for this honor. As director of sales, she manages the department’s North American sales team and six regional offices from the Washington, D.C. headquarters, and she establishes strategic partnerships on the U.S. mainland to promote the islands for business and leisure travel.
The Gallery of Success is a collaborative effort between the university’s Career Services Department and Office of Alumni Relations with a two-fold mission: to provide current students an opportunity to recognize and be inspired by the success of Temple graduates who have gone before them and achieved success in their chosen fields, and to honor alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers serving as an inspiration to others in the attainment of their degrees.
Two graduates from each of Temple’s 17 schools and colleges are inducted each fall during Homecoming Weekend, and their achievements are on display for one year in the Gallery, located in the lower level of Mitten Hall on the university’s main campus. Additionally, the names of all Gallery recipients are permanently displayed in the same location and on a special awards Web site at myowlspace.com
Sewer, who is also an alumna of the University of Maryland-College Park, is a board member of the National Capital Chapter of Professional Travel Agents of North America and a contributor to the newly released book, “Tears to Triumph: Women Learn to Live, Love & Thrive.”