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At a ceremony held on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Renaissance Depot in downtown Minneapolis, senior Ariel Gutierrez was named the International Live Events Association, Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter’s (ILEA-MSP) Volunteer of the Year. The award, which is given annually, is given to one person in the chapter that has made a significant difference in the chapter and the local live events community with their exceptional gift of time and talent.
During the ceremony, the Chapter President related: “Ariel is a full time student, an intern in the Augsburg University Events department, and the event chair for their institution’s student activity council. If that wasn’t enough to keep busy, he is also a student in the Koehler and Dramm floristry program and a regular ILEA volunteer. He has consistently volunteered for the ILEA-MSP chapter the past two years on the programs and education committee, as a committee member for the Star Awards and is co-chairing the volunteer committee when ILEA Live (ILEA’s International convention) comes to Minneapolis this summer. He’s willing to jump in whenever needed, has a fierce work ethic and delivers each and every time.
Congratulations, Ariel! The University Events team is so proud of you and grateful for all you have done for our department and on behalf of ILEA.