Friday, January 29, 2010

A charity fundraising Fashion Show at Alpine College dazzles the crowd!

Tuesday 19 January 2010—On Saturday 16 January, students enrolled on the Events & Conventions Management course at Alpine College demonstrated their management, leadership and transferable skills by organising an outstanding charity fundraising Fashion Show at Alpine’s campus in Glyfada. Led by a student enrolled on the Master’s programme in International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership, the event demonstrated true leadership and commitment to excellence, coupled with a community spirit, as the proceeds of the evening were given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organisation that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The event, styled as a beauty contest, was very well attended by students, staff, industry professionals, media and sponsors. Seven Alpine students were the contestants for Miss Alpine 2010. They modeled designer clothes, courtesy of Style Studio boutique, owned and managed by an Alpine graduate.

The gold sponsor for the event was Interamerican Athens Branch. Not only did Interamerican present Miss Alpine with a laptop computer as the first prize, but they also contributed to the cost of the event and lavished all the ladies in attendance with an attractive commemorative T-shirt carrying the event’s name. Over 15 prizes for all contestants were sponsored by various other companies including Bravo Travel, Ledra Marriott, The DMC, Urbane Group, MVS Esthetic Dentistry, Jewels & Jems, Andro-Mitsi & Lefti, all of which actively support Alpine, not least in its effort to raise money for charity.

“At Alpine we learn how to put all the pieces together and manage events and projects that make a difference”, said Elena Sergeeva, the leader of the team, adding: “I have always volunteered to help those that are not privileged and I was able to show students that we can always direct our energy—while having fun—to good causes”. Alpine’s President Mrs Sybil Hofmann commended Ms Sergeeva’s vision and efforts and the team’s excellent results, noting that the event was not simply a beauty contest but an opportunity for all the students involved to learn about both management and charitable causes, and to demonstrate organisational ability, professional attitude and character – a combination epitomized expertly in Alpine’s principles and practice.
The fashion show was followed by a very upbeat party with famous DJ Nikos Alatas. For pictures and videos of the event please visit Alpine’s News and Events website at www.alpine.edu.gr . For more information on upcoming events and Alpine’s programmes, please contact Alpine at admissions@alpine.edu.gr or call 210 8983022.

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