Organization at CU Wins First Place in Design Contes

For Immediate Release: 
May 21 2008

CONTACT: Marshall Campbell, Director of the Student Center

Organization at CU Wins First Place in Design Contest

Athens, W.Va. – The Student Activities Committee (SAC) at Concord University won first place for the design of their web site and graphic on their sweatshirt at the Northeast Regional Conference for the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. The APCA conference took place in Valley Forge, Penn., March 28 to the 30.

“This recognizes the hard work that went behind it,” Marshall Campbell, advisor of SAC, said. “I think we’ve done a good job with it. I’m hoping that students will begin to recognize all of the activities that are out there.”

The APCA is a national campus activities organization, founded in 1994, and serves the needs of colleges nationwide.

Although the honor was for the entire SAC, two students provided the groundwork for the sweatshirt design and the web site.

The sweatshirt design was created by Andrew Summers from Summersville, president of SAC. Brittany Rothausen from Princeton, vice president of SAC, designed the web site. The web site has upcoming events, embedded videos and also viewer feedback. Students can access the site and tell members of SAC how they felt about a certain event.

“They (the judges) liked the fact that it was interactive; that people could send feedback and see the videos and schedules on it,” Campbell said.

Campbell said that going to conferences is a way for students to learn more about becoming good leaders. It also holds good opportunities for the committee as a whole.

“The conference is a way for students to go to educational meetings, to see what works and what doesn’t work in promoting events, and to learn how to be good leaders and how to have good committees. It is also an opportunity to see entertainment and block-book acts with other schools to save money.”


PHOTO: Winning web design

Andrea Meador, a freshman majoring in English and journalism wrote this news release. Her hometown is Ghent.