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.