Marywood University Students Receive “Excellence in Programming” Award at National Conference


SCRANTON, PA (November 6, 2017)—Marywood University Student Activities Crew (SAC) members were recently awarded the Excellence in Programming award at the National Association of Campus Activities Northeast (NACA) conference, which was held in Hartford, Conn. SAC members submitted a proposal in September and were selected as finalists among 11 competing schools to showcase the programming board’s (SAC) events held on Marywood University’s campus.

Kim Coleman, director of Student Activities and Leadership Development at Marywood University said, “We feel that this is such an honor to receive the Excellence in Programming award, especially among other schools that competed including: private, public, and community colleges.”

Marywood University’s SAC coordinates extra-curricular events for the University’s undergraduate students. SAC hosts activities during the day, night, and on weekends to accommodate both resident and commuter students.

NACA is the recognized leader in higher education providing knowledge, ideas and resources for campus life. NACA provides members with programs and events focusing on student and professional leadership development, program planning, concert management, diversity and more.

Pictured are student SAC presenters, members, and administration:

First row (left to right): Brandon Sodani, Scranton, senior accounting major; Madison Harm, Newtown, Pa., junior business management major; and Sarah Heyne, Deer Park, N.Y., junior environmental science major.

Second row (left to right): Haleigh Zurek, Pittston Twp., senior nutrition major; Michael Kalage, assistant director of Student Activities and Leadership Development; Kimberly Coleman, director of Student Activities and Leadership Development; Alex Knittel, Suwanee, Ga., junior advertising and public relations major; and Jovanna Laurencin, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, junior hospitality management major.