Through quarantine steps on May 13, finally, two students had elected as the 2017 Tourism Ambassador of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) in Grand Final event on Thursday night, May 18. Nadya Rifta the student of Communication Science (2016) Department and Nata Renaldi the student of Communication Science (2015) department were declared.
Meanwhile, Adeana Disty student of International Relation (2015) Department and Arif Pangestu, student of Economics and Development Studies (2016) Department declared out as Runner Up. The event which was held in Bugenville Hall of Sengkaling Recreation Park of UMM also added by launching of the annual new year agenda of Cultural Institute (LK).
Previously, ten finalists consisting of UMM students from various regions in this country appeared in front of audiences and judges. Judging includes aspects of character, public speaking and UMM tourism insights and also added with talents performances from each finalist.
The selection of the 2017 Tourism Ambassador of UMM had done in 3 steps. The first was the quarantine step that held on May 13, 2017. In the quarantine step, the nominees were given 3 materials: character building, public speaking & rhetoric, and UMM tourism insight.
UMM Cultural Institute chairman Dr. Daroe Iswatiningsih, M.Si. Explained that the two pairs of winners will be the representatives of UMM to introduce the culture and love of Indonesian tourism especially within UMM.
"In addition, those selected people automatically become part of LK UMM and has the responsibilities to develop also introduce to the broader audiences of several culturals as well as tourism destination owned by UMM, such as UMM Sengkaling Recration Park and Sengkaling Culinary," he said.
Daroe added that they will be delegated as UMM representatives in similar event in the national and international level.
"This event is a collaboration between the Cultural Institute of UMM and PEO Event Organizer. PEO Organizer itself was a group of practicum from students of Communication Department who take the interest of Public Relations," said PEO Chairman Rilha Hayuning Sakti Pamungkas. (Can / han / naz).