Six students from Public Relations Instructor Susan Barnes’ event planning class and three public relations majors from Public Relations Student Society of America volunteered on Oct. 6 at the First Lady’s Luncheon at the Tennessee Residence, home of Governor and Mrs. Bill Haslam. The event was a fundraiser to restore the formal gardens at the Residence, with about 650 people in attendance.
The students were able to see first hand the detail that goes into planning an event of this size. They served as hostesses on the shuttle buses from the parking areas to the Residence, and thus were the first to welcome the high-level guests from across the state to the event. They won rave reviews for their work from the First Lady’s staff.