The Office of Student Life, Development, and Leadership announced hospitality student Maci Runkel as the March Bear of the Month!
Runkel is the current student president of two organizations, the American Culinary Federation and the Indianapolis Student Hospitality Association at Ivy Tech Indianapolis.
Runkel has competed in several competitions throughout her career, including the 2021 National Skills USA competition, in which she took third place. She was also awarded a bronze medal in the American Culinary Federation Pastry Chef of the Year as an apprentice alongside Ivy Tech Indianapolis Instructor Chef Matt Steinbronn.
“After finishing my degree in Hospitality here, I plan on transferring to IUPUI to receive my Bachelor’s in Tourism, Event Management, and Conventions,” Runkel said. “I’m so thankful for all of my instructors and classmates here at Ivy Tech. I have learned so much from them and can’t wait to see where life takes us! Thank you for nominating and selecting me to be Ivy Tech’s March Bear of the Month!”
Here’s what Runkel’s nominator wrote:
If you would like to nominate a student for Bear of the Month, please fill out this form.
The Bear of the Month award is designed to recognize student achievement and showcase accomplishments in academics, student leadership, and exemplary character traits. The Office of Student Life, Development, and Leadership announce the winner each month recognizing the selected student with a certificate, a small gift, and campus recognition.
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