Monday, March 7, 2016

Student attends NACA National Convention

Avery Fukeda, roving cameraman,
“on the job” at NACA National Convention.
MBA student Avery Fukeda (BSBA ’15) attended the 2016 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) National Convention, held from Feb. 19-24 in Louisville, Kentucky. He traveled 4,299 miles to attend this convention attended by more than 2,000 college students, representing more than 375 schools, from across the U.S. Fukeda was selected as one of 14 students to be a member of the national stage crew.

In 2015, Fukeda was part of the NACA West Regional Convention stage crew. He shared his more recent experience, serving on the stage crew at the February convention. The crew worked 14 to 16 hours a day on sound checks, lighting, video and striking the stage for 80-plus performing artists.

“I had the opportunity to work with a professional crew member one to one on various aspects of the making of a showcase production to this scale,” said Fukeda. Additionally, “I was able to meet many artists that wanted to come to HPU when they found out I was from Hawai‘i,” and “I was able to learn from other stage crew members on what their programming boards have done.”

Fukeda had this view from behind the camera he operated
during the performance of Anthem Lights.  

Fukeda is an active participant in HPU’s campus activities. This year, he is a Campus Activities Board member, Circle K International Vice President and Treasurer, Capital Campaign Committee student representative, and Student Philanthropy Council President.

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