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Consider the advantages of the Bachelor’s Degree

holder:

- Accredited Bachelor’s Degrees, by definition, must

have at least a third of their curricula dedicated to

liberal arts education.

- Bachelor’s Degree education is based on formally

researched and organized literatures of knowledge

and delivered through structured approaches.

- The four year college curriculum allows time to prepare

the student to master general business practices

that can be applied to the industry.

- The college arena gives students the opportunity to

start practicing the skills that they are developing

before graduation.

- Within the college or university setting, students

have a wide array of elective options and can incorporate

what they have learned by taking classes in

culinary arts, design, theatre, or art into what they

bring to the meeting planning stage.

- College and university programs – especially hospitality

programs – tend to attract a culturally very diverse

student body. Graduates of programs involving

international students or year abroad options

bring a wealth of insight into alternative ways of delivering

services

As the industry matures and higher and higher degrees

of professionalism and business acumen are demanded,

those entering the profession with a degree

will certainly help elevate the meetings industry as a

whole.

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2007-2008 Board of Directors

President

Joyce Paschall, CMP, CAE . The Center for Association

Growth

President-Elect

Laurel Rhoads McCarthy, CMP . Krisam Group

Vice President-Communications

Jane Matteson Mundell, CMP

Vice President-Education

Char Shada, CMP . Experient, Inc.

Vice President-Finance

Chrissy Ward, CAE . Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

Vice President-Leadership Development

Peggy Pissarreck, CMP . American Bar Association.

Vice President-Membership

Alisa Peters, CMP . Chicago Indoor Racing

Immediate Past President

Kevin Hinton . hinton+grusich

Directors

Kevin Boland . The Westin Michigan Avenue

Jeff Gassaway . Tampa Bay & Co / Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Jon Hixon, CMP . Tourism Toronto

Cherai Lewis . Projection Presentation Technology

Frances Maxwell . BI, The Business Improvement Company

Barb Quigley, CMP . The CVB Source, Inc.

Jamie Shamhart . Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Sonal Sullivan, CMP . HIMSS

Tanya Tarnoff, CMP . Minding Your Business, Inc.

MPI-CAC Headquarters

Mollie Mercado, CMP . Executive Director

2007-08 News & Views Committee

Chair:

Beth Ciampi . Program Coordinators

Board Liaison:

Jeff Gassaway . Tampa Bay & Co / Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Managing Editor:

Michele Snyder . Raceworks

Portrait Photography:

Edward Fox Photography

Layout and Design:

Misty Lichter . Chicago Indoor Racing

Contributors:

Sally Magallanes, CMP

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