GSDM students, faculty, and staff packed Hiebert Lounge to standing (or floor seating) room only on the evening of December 13, 2012, to celebrate the holiday season and the School’s successful accreditation.
Guests listened to live music performed by Scarlet Jazz Ensemble from the BU College of Fine Arts while they ate a feast that included turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce, a pasta station, a stir-fry station, and assorted appetizers and desserts. Santa once again made an appearance and posed for photos with guests.
Competition was fierce when it was time for the raffle drawing. For the first time this year, separate prizes were given to students and staff and faculty. Students won a $50 Foodies Market gift card, $50 Flour Bakery gift cards, a $100 Stella restaurant gift card, a $250 Jet Blue gift card, and a one-night stay and dinner at the Hotel Commonwealth. Staff and faculty won a Stella gift card and a stay at the Hotel Commonwealth. Staff member Michelle Pare was the big winner of the night, winning an iPad mini.
“Kathleen and I were delighted to celebrate the holiday season with our GSDM family,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. “We were happy to see such enthusiasm and joy among the guests at this festive event and hope everyone enjoys the Intersession break.”