BETHANY, W.Va. – Gina (DeBlasis) Kinder, a 2000 Bethany College graduate and the coordinating producer at Pikewood Creative, will address the women of Bethany College’s graduating class at the 68th Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast. The annual event will take place Saturday, May 2, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ogden Dining Hall of Benedum Commons as part of the College’s Alumni Weekend 2015.
At her current role, at Pikewood Creative, a video production company in Morgantown, West Virginia, Kinder directs project scheduling, leads all on-location production planning, serves as a client liaison and confirms the strategic direction of all projects.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Bethany with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Kinder traveled as a chapter consultant for Phi Mu fraternity. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2002 and worked as a public relations consultant at Susan Santa-Cruz Communications. The following year, she joined The Event Group as an event coordinator, with events and projects including tradeshows, corporate fundraisers and weddings.
Kinder lives in Morgantown with her husband, Carl. She enjoys traveling around the world, learning new languages, and spending time with her 11 nieces and nephews.
Sponsored by the Panhellenic Council at Bethany College, the Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast dates back to 1947 and was established to honor female students, faculty and community members. In addition to Kinder's address, a Bethany senior will be presented the Aleece C. Gresham Award. This prize is given to a woman who has exhibited sound academic accomplishment, participated in and displayed leadership in a variety of co-curricular activities, and shown dedication and commitment to the College. All women on Bethany’s campus are invited to attend this event.
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.