Southeastern students have taken to the community to share their current project and ask for help from local businesses and volunteers. Overseen by Southeastern professor Laura DiMattia, Communications 466 — Special Events Planning students have taken over planning and production of the annual Richard Murphy Hospice Gala.
“I am super excited to have the students work with the Hospice Gala on this real-world ready project so that they could build their resumes, participate in special event planning and get the knowledge and experience they need to enter the workforce while also supporting the community,” said DiMattia.
The students spoke with Southeastern’s own KSLU to share the work they’ve begun to do for the Richard Murphy Hospice House Gala. Southeastern student Tristan Ellis led the interview, sharing his excitement about the project and his plans for the event.
“Our class is honored to assist the Richard Murphy Hospice House with their mission,” he shared later that day. “We’re excited for the opportunity and hope this year’s gala is the best to date. Our catering volunteers are greatly appreciated.”
Taking place on December 4, 2021, this year’s hospice gala invites community members from all over Tangipahoa Parish to don their best pirate costumes and attend the event. Benefitting the Richard Murphy Hospice House, all proceeds will benefit the hospice house, allowing them to help countless locals in their times of need.
With live entertainment from featured band Band Camp, catering from local restaurants, live and silent actions and the chance to win a new car sponsored by Bill Hood Auto Group, the Richard Murphy Hospice Gala is sure to have you leaving with plenty of pirate bounty.
If you want to learn more about what the southeastern class is doing, or participate as a sponsor, email southeastern student Ashley Neal at <firstname.lastname@example.org> to be connected with the appropriate party.