Ashland University Campus Activities Board Takes Top Award

11/14/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) was again recognized for the quality of the student entertainment it offers on campus when it won two awards, including Programming Organization of the Year, at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Mid-America Regional Conference held Nov. 7-9 in Peoria, Ill.

“This is the highest honor an organization can receive through NACA,” said Nicole Dyer, director of student life and CAB adviser, when discussing the Programming Organization of the Year award. “It is great to be able to call ourselves an ‘award winning’ programming board and the members of CAB deserve the recognition for their hard work and dedication to the Ashland University campus.”

Dyer said Ashland University has received this award through NACA a total of 10 times, including the last three years in a row. “We received national recognition in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 and regional recognition in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2012 and now 2013,” Dyer said.

The other award won at the conference was the “Late Night/Alternative Program Award,” presented to a delegation whose event took place late at night (after 9 p.m.) on a Friday or Saturday. CAB received this award for their Grocery Bingo program, designed to offer an alternative to alcohol consumption.

Student representatives attending the conference were Marissa Uhrig, student activities Intern; Bryan Policz, CAB co-leader; and Sarah Toby, CAB co-leader.

Uhrig was instrumental in preparing the award application, which was based on the fall 2012/spring 2013 programming under the leadership of Uhrig and Caleb Young, a May 2013 graduate.

The mission of the Ashland University Campus Activities Board (CAB) is to provide quality, diverse entertainment including an assortment of social opportunities which support campus unity, friendship, personal growth, learning and fun.  One of CAB's main objectives is to create a positive environment for both its members and the students CAB serves, in an effort to enhance the overall Ashland University experience.

The NACA conference spans a six-state region and includes 170 participating college programming boards from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###

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