Oct. 31, 2018
The Saint Vincent College Activities Programming Board (APB) recently returned from the 2018 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Mid-Atlantic regional conference with awards for Outstanding Programming Board and Best Use of Social Media. The Outstanding Programming Board award is awarded to only one programming board each year in the region.
The five students traveled to Buffalo, New York, for the conference, which lasted from Oct. 11 – 14 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The NACA conference, which included students from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Ontario, provides student leaders involved with programming boards opportunities to network with performers and entertainment companies, learn leadership and marketing skills through educational sessions and view showcases of performers’ acts. In addition, the conference provides many opportunities for schools to enter contests and win awards based on their own board’s work and on promotional materials they have created.
The students attending the conference include chairperson Jason Walko, a junior marketing major from Smithton, and four other team leaders: Tyrique Anderson, a sophomore psychology major from Crofton, Maryland; Colleen Colcombe, a sophomore environmental science major from Greensburg; Cleona Helton, a senior communication major from Pittsburgh (15207); and Keila Lobos-Hernandez, a sophomore English major from Severn, Maryland. The students work and traveled under the guidance of Deanna Wicks, director of campus life, and Anna Borges, graduate coordinator of student activities for Saint Vincent College.
Photo: The students pose with their Outstanding Programming Board plaque at Niagara Falls. Left to right: Tyrique Anderson, Colleen Colcombe, Jason Walko, Keila Lobos-Hernandez, Cleona Helton.
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