Friday, November 18, 2011

Activities Board Receives 'Programming Organization of the Year' Award

Ashland University's Campus Activities Board (CAB) has yet again been recognized for the quality of the student entertainment it offers on campus. Ashland's CAB received the prestigious "Programming Organization of the Year" award on Nov. 10-13 at the National Association for Campus Activities' (NACA) Mid-America Regional Conference held in Covington, Ky.

CAB received the award for its work during the fall 2010 and spring 2011 programming year under the leadership of Amber Bollinger, a May 2011 graduate; senior Jerika Gilcreast; and senior Ella Waltman.  

"This is the highest honor an organization can receive through NACA," said Nicole Dyer, director of student life and CAB adviser. Dyer gave much credit to Caleb Young, a student life office intern who was instrumental in preparing the award application.

"We are happy to be able to call ourselves an 'award winning' programming board again," Dyer said. "The members of CAB deserve the recognition for their hard work and dedication to the Ashland University campus."

Through the years, CAB has received a total of nine awards through NACA. "We received national recognition in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998," Dyer said. "In 1999, the organization moved the 'Excellence in Programming' award from the national level to the regional level. CAB then went on to win that award in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007 and now 2011."