CAB team holding awards of excellenceUTC’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) embodied Mocs spirit at this year’s National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Conference, where they were invited to present their success stories to participating schools with over 500 delegates. They were also recognized with awards in the graphics category and, for the third year in a row, Outstanding Delegation.

“To be recognized for the third year in a row for outstanding conference attendance, maximizing the opportunity to represent the institution, is truly remarkable and unheard of for a delegation at any National Association for Campus Activities conference. The board utilizes their time at the conference to truly better understand their role as programmers, get educated on the newest trends related to student engagement and interact with performers and entertainment agencies to bring back the best live entertainment to campus. They were incredibly active at the conference and I heard an overwhelming amount of positive comments about their interactions and engagement from conference attendees from other schools and entertainment agencies, as well as association national staff. I am incredibly proud of them for truly embracing their role on campus and making sure those in the south know that UTC students are truly stellar,” said Austin Arias, Assistant Dean of Students.

CAB’s Director of Operations, Heather Delbridge, joined Arias in presenting “How to Build Your Own Music Festival (that you can afford)” — a presentation based on the experience of creating UTC’s Moc Madness, where they shared ideas with participating schools on how they could do something similar to meet students’ needs.

“NACA is a conference I have gotten the privilege of attending for the past three years and it has really shaped me as a programmer, leader, and student. Every year we have attended it’s been instrumental to our success and planning for the next calendar year.” Delbridge continued, “It was very humbling for us to receive the Outstanding Delegation for the third year in a row because it wasn’t expected and was a surprise to us all. Our board worked extremely hard all weekend like they do every day for this university so the fact that we were recognized on a big stage was incredible and we’re honored to represent the best University!”

The board also won Outstanding Poster in the graphics competition for the Welcome Back Comedy Show Poster, designed by CAB’s Director of Public Relations and sophomore, Colton Hobbs.

“My first experience with NACA was amazing! Bringing back the award for Best Poster was a very humbling experience! I definitely am interested in being involved with the National Association for Campus Activities in the future!” Hobbs added.

Read more about CAB’s win last year here.

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Sarah is a staff writer in UTC's Office of Communications and Marketing.