Published on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016
Happy, smiling students. Check.
Fun and professional crew. Check.
Mother Nature co-operated in full style providing a beautiful day of sunshine and optimum conditions for a photo shoot on June 15. One alumna and seven students from various programs and campus locations participated in the session, which produced the cover photo for Georgian’s 2017-2018 Full-time Program Guide.
Our “celebs” began the day with star treatment in Georgian’s hair salon where our hairstyling students brushed, combed, flat-ironed, trimmed, curled, or spiked everyone’s hair into picture-perfect readiness.
“A former co-worker told me about the photo shoot and I thought it would be a cool keepsake – something to show my future grandkids,” said Michelle Slywka, a 28-year-old single mother to Julianna, an active five year old. “It was fun to get fussed over at Georgian’s hair salon, but it was also great to meet new friends from other programs and campuses.”
The students spent the morning with staff from Georgian’s Marketing and Communications department being interviewed and photographed in a variety of locations at the Barrie Campus. Following a break for lunch, they continued with more photos in the afternoon.
“My favourite part about the whole experience was sitting around the picnic table chatting with each other,” said Ailsa Wang. “We didn’t know each other at all in the beginning, but we became more chatty and interactive as the day progressed.”
Marvin Patani, 19, chose to participate in the photo shoot because he always wanted to represent Georgian. “I thought there couldn’t be a better way than being the face of Georgian for the next year,”he said. “The best part about the shoot was how everyone – the students and the staff – enjoyed the whole experience. There was lots of laughing and we learned a ton about each other in the process. There could not have been a better group for the shoot.”
One of the reasons Hassan Amarsi wanted to be part of the photo shoot was that he considers Georgian to be diverse and incredibly welcoming toward a varied student population. “I felt it was important for there to be an appropriate representation of people of colour in the guide,” he said.
Check out #GeorgianCelebs for more behind-the-scene fun from the day.
The students who participated in the June 15 photo shoot were:
Hassan Amarsi, Research Analyst
Julia Bos, Culinary Management
Shane Groves, Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership)
Kayla Lewis, Advertising and Marketing Communications
Marvin Patani, Environmental Technology
Erin Pattison, Child and Youth Care
Michelle Slywka, Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership)
Ailsa Wang, Golf Facilities Operation Management (alumna)
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