The UNT University Program Council (UPC) had an impressive showing at the 2018 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Central Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 4 – 7, presenting two educational sessions and winning several awards.

UPC presented “Making the Brand: Creating a Live Music Experience,” which focused on the branding and implementation of its live music programming at UNT. The other presentation, “Engaging and Retaining Your Programming Board Membership,” focused on the structure of membership within UPC and what steps are taken to engage and appreciate the student volunteers in the organization.

The awards that UPC won included:

  • Outstanding Low-Cost Program – Vine Watch Party
  • Best Collaborative Effort – Drag Show
  • Best Publicity Campaign – North by North Texas
  • Best Social Media Campaign
  • Best Student Design Apparel – Camp Scrappy T-Shirt (designed by Design Works)
  • Best Website
  • Best Non-Poster Publicity – Fall 2018 UPC Calendar

“UPC was so honored to receive these awards and be recognized by professionals in this field for the things we provide for our students,” said Emily Beck, UPC president. “Our goal as a board is always to serve the students in a way that makes them happy by providing programs that suit our diverse population and let them experience joy while with us. We hope to continue to be able to share our work as a university at these type of conferences over the next few years as a chance for us to showcase our hard work and learn more about how we can better serve our students.”

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