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From left to right, Students Abby Siegel, Lori Kapellen, Kindra Luedtke and Instructor Amy Harmsen

From late March to mid May, Amy Harmsen’s Meeting and Event Planning students spent 36 hours of service learning working on the annual Portfolio Showcase Event featuring MPTC Web Developer and Graphics students. The Showcase was held on May 15 at Fond du Lac Campus. Event Management students were responsible for ordering food, creating a room layout, coordinating technology, communicating with marketing for event promotion, connecting with participants on power needs, set up, monitoring, and take down of the event. In addition, the students helped promote the first annual High School Art Contest and upcoming Fond du Lac area Graphic and Interactive Arts Festival.

The Event Management course is required for an Administrative Professional Associate Degree and focuses on coordinating and planning successful business events. Students develop skills in scheduling, preparing, organizing, managing and participating and engage in all aspects of the event management process including goal setting and objectives, establishing event themes, planning event logistics, financial management, promotion and event evaluation.

Congratulations on a successful Portfolio Showcase learning and sharing event !

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Anne Lemke
Written by Anne Lemke
Student Community Impact Coordinator