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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 - 11:23 AM Alumni

Alumni Speak to Business Communication Class

  • (L-R) Professional Educator of Communications Brenda Garton-Sjoberg, Amanda Keough ’11, student Liana Festo, and AnnMarie Harding ’79

On September 7, AnnMarie Harding ’79, director of public relations at Max’s Tavern in Springfield, spoke to students in the Business Communication class taught by Professional Educator of Communications Brenda Garton-Sjoberg. One of Harding’s former interns, Amanda Keough ’11, an agent at Rovithis Realty in East Longmeadow, MA, also addressed the students.

Harding has recruited many interns from Western New England University over the years. In fact, Liana Festo, a senior in the Business Communication class, is interning for her at Max’s this semester.

Since 2001, Harding has been speaking to this class about her career in event planning. According to Harding, it is a pleasure for her to give back to her alma mater, and she enjoys connecting students with people in the community through this successful internship program.

Throughout the academic year, the Office of Alumni Relations provides students with an opportunity to hear alumni speak about their careers in various professional fields. If you have an interest in speaking to a class or offering your experience to our students in another format, please contact Kristina Oleksak, associate director of advancement events, at 413-782-1557.