Last Thursday night, 294 excited students (largest student attendance in the history of VMS) attending VMS and VMSGI officially finished up a spectacular week of networking and learning and celebrated the graduation of year two students and recognition of GI students completing their program in Glessner Hall. There was also a rotation of class reps, recognition of interns, and changing of leadership of the Board of Regents finishing their year of service.
Cheryl Swanson, CVE rolled off as Past Chair, Bob Hunter, CVE moves into Past Chair. Todd Hunt, CVE takes the helm as Chair, Phil Jordan, CVE steps up to First Vice Chair, and Paul Turner, CVE, CSSP steps in as the new Second Vice Chair. After a video of Ray Ward was shown, Michael Marion, CVE was awarded the Ray W. Ward award, being recognized for his contributions to the Venue Management School.
The Regents, Instructors, and IAVM Staff spend a full twelve months in preparation for the coming year’s school giving selfless amounts of time, offering their industry experience/leadership, and time away from their venue responsibilities to place Venue Management School in expert hands for future success.
Bob Hunter, CVE chaired the 2018 school with great success, which generated a very active atmosphere during the week and especially at the graduation ceremony. Bob’s passion and commitment to the school showed itself in many ways, and from the lectern on his last night of chair, his emotions were visible and ran deep. Job Well Done Robert Hunter, CVE.