Kansas State University Olathe is being recognized by Kansas City Meeting Planners International for its leadership and support of the Kansas City chapter and its 2013 programs, and for sponsoring the Restaurant and Catering Showcase, which was April 10.
The first award, Social Event of the Year, recognizes the Catering and Restaurant Showcase for non-educational programming.
The award was evaluated on creativity, presentation and impact on membership.
Renee Hultgren, events manager at K-State Olathe, received the Rising Star Award.
This award recognizes a Kansas City Meeting Planners International member of less than three years who has contributed extraordinarily to the organization with his or her dedication, vision, enthusiasm, willingness to participate, volunteer efforts and commitment.
As a new member to the organization, Hultgren assisted with the its Strategic Alliance.