Council for Student Activities Named APCA Programming Board of the Year

June 8, 2011

SUNY Cobleskill’s Council for Student Activities has been named the Association for Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) Programming Board of the Year, a prestigious award given to a college’s campus activities board that has demonstrated the most consistent and innovative events calendar during the previous year.

Criteria for the award also includes involving the mission of the school into campus activities programming, outstanding leadership on the part of the student leaders, hospitality demonstrated to visiting performers, and excellence in promotional materials. Campus board involvement at the regional and national levels and the level of advisor commitment and interaction with students are also taken into consideration.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with APCA’s recognition of the quality of our work,” said SUNY Cobleskill’s Director of Student Life Jeffrey Foote. “The Council for Student Activities has made tremendous progress during the past few years toward its goal of a highly effective activities program. It is wonderful to have validation by a national organization such as APCA.”

SUNY Cobleskill joined APCA in 2004 and has been very active in the organization, often sending the largest delegation to regional conferences. The Council for Student Activities (CSA) is also the recipient of APCA’s 2007 Innovator Award and its 2009 Student Theory Award. In addition, CSA has won several regional awards for its promotional materials.

“We are proud to present SUNY Cobleskill with this award for the APCA 2011 Programming Board of the Year,” said APCA Executive Director Eric Lambert. “Their students are consistently among the brightest and best of our community, and their advisors, Susan Brodie and Jeffrey Foote, are consummate professionals. We are proud to recognize them as an outstanding example of campus activities programming success.”

APCA is a national campus activities organization that services the needs of campus activities programming departments throughout the United States. The organization connects student programming boards with quality, affordable programming services. APCA currently has more than 350 school members nationwide.