Social Activities Committee Wins
"Excellence in Programming" Award
Posted November 4, 2002
HOLLAND -- The Social Activities Committee (SAC)
at Hope College has won the "Excellence in Programming
Award" from the Mid America Region of the National
Association for Campus Activities (NACA).
The award was presented on Saturday, Nov. 3,
during the region's annual conference. The event was held
on Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, at the Grand Center in
Grand Rapids, with some 1,300 delegates from 137 colleges
and universities attending.
SAC was honored in the category for organizations
with an annual programming budget of $75,000 and above.
Criteria included effective use of resources, promotion of
the program to students, student involvement in planning and
implementation, clarity and achievement of the program's
goals, and effective program evaluation.
The region presents a variety of awards based on
three budget levels: less than $35,000; $35,000 to $75,000;
and $75,000 and above. The other winner of an "Excellence
in Programming Award" this year was the University of Akron,
in the $35,000-$75,000 category.
SAC programs social activities of an all-campus
nature, including Homecoming events; a weekly film series; a
weekly coffeehouse; comedians and other entertainers; dances
including the annual Fantasia formal; and off-campus trips
for activities including skiing, and to locations such as
amusement parks and other sites of interest.
The award, based on an initial written submission
and then a presentation during the conference, recognizes
SAC for its 2001-02 programming year. The directors of SAC
last year were current seniors Mary Chambers of Holland and
Carrie Williams of Grand Haven. Chambers and junior Sara
Barber of Grand Rapids are SAC's directors this year. The
group's advisor is Diana Breclaw, director of student
activities at Hope.
Formed in 1960, NACA is the nation's largest
collegiate organization for campus activities. NACA has
nearly 1,200 member colleges and universities, and more than
600 associate member talent agencies, performers and product
specialty firms working in the college market.
NACA members are grouped within seven regions in
the U.S. The NACA Mid America Region includes colleges and
universities in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan's
Lower Peninsula, Ohio and West Virginia.