submit your news
Upper Midwest EDPA Awards Scholarships Totaling $2,000 to Bemidji State University Exhibit Design Students
Earlier this summer, The Upper Midwest Chapter of The Experiential Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) at its 50th Annual Golf Tournament successfully raised $2,000 from golfers and sponsors to help fund scholarships for exhibit design students in Bemidji State University's School of Art and Design.
Pictured from left: Dr. Bonnie Higgins, Chairperson in the School of Art and Design; students Diyou Yu and CeCealia Schultz; and Randal Acker, Adjunct Professor in the BSU School of Art and Design.
Recently two $1,000 scholarships were awarded by Dr. Bonnie Higgins, Chairperson in the School of Art and Design and Randal Acker, Adjunct Professor in the BSU School of Art and Design to two students specializing in exhibit design at Bemidji State. This year’s recipients were CeCealia Schultz and Diyou Yu.
"We are proud to help raise money that provided scholarships for these exhibit design students at Bemidji State," said Jennifer Hermanson, President, UMEDPA. "Many of the students will go on to work for UMEDPA member companies, so it is very rewarding to help in the early stages of their careers in the exhibit design industry."
The Bemidji State program educates exhibit designers pursuing careers at companies producing trade show exhibits and events, and it serves as the only undergraduate degree in exhibit design in the U.S.
“We are so thankful to UMEDPA for this contribution to our students,” said Dr. Bonnie Higgins, Professor and Department Chair, Bemidji State University. "These scholarships have a big impact on the individual educational and professional lives of BSU students."
"Our thanks again to this year's golf tournament sponsors, whose generosity has helped to make these scholarships become a reality," said Randy Acker, president & COO of Exhibitor Media Group and Adjunct Professor, BSU. "They truly make a difference for the students pursuing careers in our industry."
About Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota's lake district, occupies a beautiful campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. The University enrolls nearly 5,000 students annually and offerings include more than 65 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate programs encompassing the liberal arts, interdisciplinary studies and applied fields. The University is a member of the Minnesota State College and Universities System and has a faculty and staff of nearly 600. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global/multicultural understanding. For more information, go to www.bemidjistate.edu.
The Upper Midwest Chapter of the Exhibit Designers and Producer’s Association is a Minnesota non-profit corporation dedicated to fostering communication, camaraderie, and ethics in the exhibit design industry. For more information visit www.umedpa.org.
About Exhibitor Media Group
The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, Exhibitor Media Group publishes the award-winning EXHIBITOR magazine, a monthly publication featuring best practices in trade show marketing. EXHIBITOR's learning events include: EXHIBITORLIVE, Best Practices in Trade Shows and Events; EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences; and EXHIBITOR eTrak, professional online learning. Exhibitor Media Group is also the founder and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the industry's only university-affiliated professional certification program. Learn more at www.ExhibitorOnline.com.
EXHIBITOR is a registered trademark, and EXHIBITORLIVE, EXHIBITORFastTrak, and EXHIBITOR eTrak, are trademarks of Exhibitor Publications, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.
FIND IT - MARKETPLACE