Photo of a wedding planner helping a bride with her veil.

Joyce Scardina Becker, director of the CSUEB Wedding Planner Certificate Program, recently won the ISES 2012 Esprit Award for Best Wedding. (Photo: Events of Distinction)

Wedding planner certificate program taught by award-winning events expert

  • January 11, 2013 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Wedding Planner Certificate Program, which offers aspiring and practicing wedding planners an in-depth knowledge in all facets of wedding planning, is taught by award-winning hospitality industry veteran Joyce Scardina Becker.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Becker has won many esteemed awards throughout her career, and most recently added the International Special Events Society 2012 Esprit Award for Best Wedding to her list of accomplishments.

The Wedding Planner program is the only one of its kind offered on a university campus, and hospitality management professionals and associations consider Cal State East Bay's certificate program a benchmark for all other wedding consulting training programs.

Classes are held on weekends and are conveniently located on the Hayward campus. Each program is limited to 30 students and spaces are still available for the upcoming Winter quarter, so students are encouraged to register early. To learn more about the Wedding Planner certificate program or to enroll by the Jan. 16 winter deadline, visit here.


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