Professionalism, creativity all part of the plan
Sheila adds that working with the school, including Associate Professor Amanda Cecil, Ph.D., CMP, undergraduate program director for TCEM, was easy, and the students were well prepared.
“The professionalism was evident right from the start with the way the students put their plan together and pitched their ideas,” Sheila says. “Their abilities became more apparent each time they reported in and provided updates to us on their progress.”
While executing an enjoyable event for Final Four volunteers ranging in age from 18 to retired adults could have presented a challenge, Sheila says the students planned a fun, interactive event with something for everyone. A talented clown performing tricks and an Instagram game were some of the highlights.
“Having practical experience is one of the ways students learn, and actually we learned from them as well,” she admits. “There were some different things the students were excited about and wanted to try that I would never have thought of, and our volunteers really loved it.”