Arts Advocacy Day Kicks off at State Capitol with SCC's Culinary Students

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Food/Hospitality students refresh the pastry platters.
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KLKN-TV's Gwen Baumgardner interviews Honey Carlson, SCC Food/Hospitality student.
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Senator Mark Kolterman, an SCC grad, talks with a staffer at Arts Advocacy Day.
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Hundreds of people took part in Arts Advocacy Day at the Capitol.

Southeast Community College Food Service/Hospitality students were able to showcase their culinary delights at the state capitol during Arts Advocacy Day on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

Before legislative debate began on Thursday, state senators and their staffers were able to sample a variety of pastries created by SCC’s students. More than 450 items were made from scratch, then boxed up for the legislators and their staff to take with them, or stay and talk with students about their program.

“It’s a nice partnership to show the arts here in the state, and that culinary and pastry fit in that category as well,” said Rob Epps, Chef Instructor for SCC. “I also thought it’s a good way to show off our program, as many still don’t know we’re here and have such a good program.”

This is the second year SCC provided breakfast for the senators. Doug Zyblut, Executive Director for Nebraskans for the Arts, said he selected SCC because he wanted to showcase other forms of art.

“There are many creative industries where arts are used,” Zyblut said.

There were additional workshops and breakout sessions throughout the day in order to advocate the arts in the state of Nebraska.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher Haggar
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
ahaggar@southeast.edu