By Rick Vacek
GCU News Bureau
Alisen Vrabel did everything except brew the coffee.
Which would have been a little tough for a virtual event.
The Vice President of Grand Canyon University’s Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the international business honors society, completed all of the other planning and execution for its “virtual coffee” Wednesday morning.
“She did a phenomenal job,” said Dr. Moronke Oke, an advisor for the chapter along with Dr. Helen Hammond. “She worked on the slides, created the flyer, collated the RSVPs and was in charge of progressing the slides, so she set the pace.”
Vrabel managed events of this nature in high school but never on a completely virtual platform. “It ran smoothly and we received great feedback,” she said.
Eta Chi recently was named the No. 1 chapter in the United States, and Oke noted that holding the event on Zoom opened it up to people outside Arizona. The guests from afar included two members of the Delta Mu Delta national leadership team, Executive Director/CEO Jeff Arnold and Dr. John Lewington, chair of the Membership Committee and a member of the advisory board.
It began with a welcome address by Dr. Randy Gibb, Dean of the Colangelo College of Business (CCOB), and then surveyed attendees with these three questions:
The leadership theme continued in a talk titled “Living, Leading and Learning” by Dr. Dionne Arceneaux, a CCOB adjunct.
Her main points:
The event also included a 3-on-3 networking of attendees and a question-and-answer session with Arceneaux.
“We are blessed to have Dr. D as part of our college and sharing her insight with our students,” Gibb said. “She truly represents a ‘Lopes First’ approach — fun event for DMD!”