Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-14 17:40:03



Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


The Coronavirus pandemic that has occurred over the last year was a major detriment to the entire world. COVID-19 caused businesses to shut down, people to shelter in place, and restricted in-person gatherings. Specifically, in the event coordinating profession, planners had to pivot their thought process and change how they saw their careers. Virtual events became a reality for most, but some were unsure of where to start the transition.

This research focuses on the importance of continued programming, even virtually, in order to keep positive relationships alive and encourage participants to be engaged from their homes. It also creates a physical guidebook resource for event planners to understand the differences in the event planning process with virtual events. The content in the guidebook takes the five event planning content areas and adapts them to what is necessary for a successful virtual event.

Research Sponsor

McKenna Vietmeier

First Reader

Kathleen Clark

Second Reader

Thomas Faessel

Honors Faculty Advisor

Kathleen Clark

SMcArthur_SignaturePage.pdf (128 kB)
Honors College Signature Page



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