Hope College won has won regional and national recognition from the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) this year for student activities planning.
The Social Activities Committee (SAC) was named an
"Outstanding Programming Board" for 1997 in the NACA's Great
Lakes Region during the region's fall conference, held in
Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 30-Nov. 2. SAC also earned four
graphic awards for student-designed publicity materials
during the regional conference.
In addition, Hope won two second-place awards for
event publicity on Saturday, Feb. 14, during the national
NACA meeting, held in Indianapolis, Ind.
The NACA Great Lakes Region includes colleges and
universities from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, western
Pennsylvania and West Virginia. SAC and the University of
Akron's Residence Hall Program Board were named co-
recipients of the "Outstanding Programming Board" honor,
chosen by entertainers and agents with whom the
participating NACA-member schools work.
SAC programs social activities of an all-campus
nature. Examples include a film series, and special events
such as visits by comedians, Siblings' Weekend, the All-
College Sing and a year-end spring festival.
Those from Hope with work recognized in the
regional student-oriented graphics competition were: junior
Erin Overmeyer of Fort Wayne, Ind. (non-poster, first place;
theme, second place; and multicolor poster, third place);
and senior Greg Folkert of Holland and Anne Bakker-Gras,
director of student activities at Hope (non-poster, second
Overmeyer also received a national second place in
the "Theme Publicity" category, and senior Rebecca
Hollenbeck of DeWitt received a national second place in the
"Professionally/Student-Designed Publicity" category for
materials she created for Hope's Fall, 1997, New Student
In other action during the regional meeting,
Folkert and senior Kevin Randall of Parchment were inducted
into the 1997-98 Great Lakes Region Honor Roll. The honor
roll is designed to provide region-wide recognition for
outstanding student leaders and staff members. Folkert and
Randall have each played a variety of leadership roles with
SAC. Randall also recently completed two years as the
Michigan Student Representative to the region's steering
Randall was also recognized during the national
convention as a recipient of a $300 leadership scholarship
awarded by the national NACA organization.