Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Keith Hearit

Second Advisor

Dr. George Robeck


A family-friendly beach constitutes the crux of St. Joseph's entire image marketing plan. This town of 9,000 began its tourism crusade in the 1890'swhen it first billed itself as a family-ready resort town nestled between the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan. That image has endured over the decades, and now virtually every promotional publication the city creates emphasizes St. Joseph's sandy beaches and panoramic lake view from Bluff Park—all suitable for families with children of any age.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only