Sandra Riccio-MugliaSandra Riccio-Muglia readies for a new day of work for the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance.

Event planner calls on students to follow their passions

The greater the commitment to a project, the greater its chances for success, says Sandra Riccio-Muglia. The new director of events and programs for the CAW Student Centre, she invites students to bring her their ideas for activities on campus.

“Think outside of the box. I want students to think of something fun they would want to go to themselves,” she says. “The more they love something, the more it will succeed.”

Riccio-Muglia is ready to help students organize and plan events for clubs, facilities, and groups.

“Students can come to me for anything from planning to brainstorming, or for marketing ideas, new ideas, and different concepts,” she says, although her focus is on the student centre. “I want to make it a centralized hub, put on events through clubs. I want to make students enjoy on-site fun and entertainment that help Lancers increase their pride.”

She says her 14 years of experience planning events through her own business, Magic Closet Theme Parties, offers a valuable background to her current position.

“I think that the experience I have is unique to the city. Events in the past have been my own that I have made,” says Riccio-Muglia. “I want to create things nobody else has done but something that someone would want to be involved in.”

She believes in the mantra “Love what you do, do what you love” and invites students to contact her at any time, at; 519-253-3000, ext. 3230; or in her office, room 237, CAW Student Centre.

—article and photo by Lauren Gauthier