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2010-11 Archives

Hospitality Management Golf Outing, Firestone Country Club, Akron, OH, April 18, 2011

We partnered with CMAA to host a golf outing at Firestone Country Club. The day included 18 rounds of world class golf, breakfast, lunch on the course, cocktail reception, door prizes, silent auction, contests on the course, tee gifts, and much more. For photos from the golf outing, click here.

Guest Speakers, Jessica Stogran, Partner Exchange Networks Planner, and Vanessa Kurtzman, Event Coordinator, Marsh, Berry, and Company Inc., 200 White Hall, March 29, 2011

Ms. Stogran and Ms. Kurtzman visited with student members of the KSU Chapter of PCMA to discuss career planning, job possibilities, trends in the meetings and events industry and other topics of interest to students.  Ms. Kurtzman is December 2010 graduate of the HM program at Kent State University and was a KSU Chapter of PCMA member and officer for 2 years.

South Asian Wedding Trends, International Special Events Society (ISES) Event, Marriott Key Center, Cleveland, March 8, 2011

Members of the KSU Chapter of PCMA attended a panel presentation on South Asian Wedding Trends.  Panel members included a south Asian wedding planner, south Asian wedding decorations supplier, and a south Asian catering specialist.  Indian food was made available at the event, courtesy of The Saffron Patch Restaurant.

PCMA's 55th Annual Meeting: Las Vegas, NV, January 9-13, 2011

Twenty-one students traveled to Las Vegas to network, attend a career fair, and participate in educational sessions about career development in the meetings industry. While in Las Vegas, students also toured the newly renovated Stratosphere Hotel.  Future annual convention venues include San Diego in 2012 and Orlando, FL in 2013. For photos from the annual meeting, click here.

Hospitality Management Friends and Family Dinner and Silent Auction, Kent, OH, December 10, 2010

For the fourth year in a row, we partnered with CMAA to plan and host a Friends and Family dinner to showcase the Hospitality Management major and raise money to support our student organizations. We also hosted a Silent Auction with donations from local businesses, recognized students for academic excellence, and acknowledged PCMA, CMAA, and ESD officers for their service to the student groups. More than 150 guests that included students, family, alumni, and industry partners attended this event. For photos from the dinner, click here.

Fabulous Bistro at the Fabulous Food Show, Cleveland, OH, November 12-14, 2010

Several members from the KSU Chapter of PCMA volunteered to assist with both front- and back-of-house operations at the Fabulous Bistro.

KSU Homecoming, Kent, OH, October 10, 2010

Several members from the KSU Chapter of PCMA participated in various centennial homecoming activities including pumpkin carving, face painting, and the homecoming parade.  For photos from the event, click here.

Guest Speaker, Monica DeMassimo, Wedding Coordinator, The Bertram Inn & Conference Center, November 3, 2010, 207 White Hall

Ms. Monica DeMassimo, a recent graduate of the KSU HM program and Wedding Coordinator for The Bertram Inn & Conference Center, visited with student members of the KSU Chapter of PCMA to discuss careers in social events, specifically weddings.  

Guest Speaker, Timothy La Fleur, Meeting and Event Manager, Experient, October 20, 2010, 207 White Hall

Mr. Timothy La Fleur, the Meeting and Event Manager for Experient, visited with student members of the KSU Chapter of PCMA to discuss career planning, job possibilities, trends in the meetings and events industry and other topics of interest to students.