Dr. Jonathan Paul deVierville as a Dedicated Contributor to the Spa Industry
Ky. June 29, 2007 - A respected leader in spa education will be honored
during the 2007 International SPA Associations Conference & Expo, Nov.
12-15, in Kissimmee, Fla., United States. Jonathan Paul DeVierville, Ph.D., director
of the Alamo Plaza Spa at the historic Menger Hotel and Professor of History,
The Humanities, and Global Studies at St. Philips College, San Antonio,
Texas, is the recipient of the ISPA 2007 Dedicated Contributor Award.
is honored to recognize Dr. Jonathan Paul DeVierville as a true advocate for the
deeper purpose of spa, spa culture and the spa experience, said ISPA Chairman
Jim Root. His tireless dedication and passion for ISPA and advancing spa
education will leave a lasting impression on those who work in the spa community
as well as generations of spa-goers.
The ISPA Dedicated
Contributor Award is given to an active ISPA member who has contributed significantly
to the growth of the association. The recipient will have demonstrated leadership
and commitment to ISPA and has extensively assisted in the promotion of the association,
as well as its mission and vision.
Upon learning of this recognition,
Dr. DeVierville said he was reminded of the following lines from Robert Frosts
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening: The woods are lovely,
dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Dr. DeVierville added, If one really stops cold, looks around and listens
quietly into all the darkness, deeply we all still have much needed, important,
true, good and beautiful work ahead and miles to go before we sleep.
a founding member of the ISPA Foundation, Dr. DeVierville served on its board
from 1999 to 2006 including several years in the role of secretary. He also served
on the ISPA Board of Directors and the associations education committee.
Dr. DeVierville currently serves on the committee that is forming ISPAs
introduction to spa course for colleges.
Along with his spa
training and college teaching, Dr. DeVierville, maintains a private practice and
corporate consultations as well as directs the annual Dreams & Healing
Waters: World Spa Cultures Seminar, Liquid Sound Workshop & Kur Spa Tour Course
at Bad Sulza, Germany.
Dr. DeVierville will receive the ISPA
2007 Dedicated Contributor Award on Nov. 12 during the days General Session.
Recent past recipients of the award include: Gayle Brady, director of development
for Skin Authority; Jack Morrison, manager, Elmcrest College of Applied Health
Sciences & Spa Management; Peter Sng, managing director, SpaCare International;
and Jane Segerberg, vice president, JGL Inc.
is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of
the spa industry. ISPAs membership is comprised of nearly 3,000 health and
wellness facilities and providers from 75 countries. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances
the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities,
promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice
to foster professionalism and growth.
Spas are places devoted
to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that
encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.