Management Class Shows Success in Community Dinner

By Jaclyn Marciniak,
Stillman News Editor

On Thursday, November 6, many members of the Stillman community filed into the Main Lounge to attend the annual Stillman Community Dinner hosted by Dr. Karen Boroff’s Principles of Management Class.  This year’s theme was “Flyin’ Hawaiian” featuring festive Hawaiian music, flowers, and food catered by Tito’s Burritos and Wings.

The entertainment was provided by DJ Gas who played an assortment of Hawaiian music and current pop songs.

Students were seated among each other based on grade so students had the opportunity to interact with others that they would not normally speak to.  They were then served salad and chips and salsa courtesy of Tito’s Burritos.

Once the first course was finished, students were served family style.  Each table received a tray full of buffalo wings and a variety of burritos including chicken, beef, and veggie.

After dinner, students were then challenged to create their best Hawaiian costume using basic materials they were provided with at their tables.  As a table, students worked together to transform one of their table members into a Hawaiian.  The winning table received Dunkin Donuts gift cards.

According to junior management major, Patricia Wotton, Dr. Boroff’s class began planning the dinner at the start of the fall semester.  “We divided into different groups to ensure each task would be complete by the check in dates.”  Wotton explained.  “There were groups for ground marketing, electronic marketing, decorations, food and entertainment, and a control group.  It was crucial to make sure each group understood their responsibilities to make sure the event ran smoothly.”

After the costume contest, students were given a survey to share their thoughts regarding the event.

Students were asked to fill out the survey based on the food, entertainment, organization, and overall success of the event.  This feedback would be used for future events being planned by Dr. Boroff’s classes.

Many students were enjoyed the event and plan to attend the next Stillman Community Dinner.  “I had a great time at Flyin’ Hawaiian!” exclaimed junior Nick Ratigan.  “I’m glad I went, it was fun to meet new people and have dinner catered by Tito’s Burritos.”

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, November 18th print edition.

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