Westchester Community College students on the college’s events board won the region’s top award for a student activities group. The National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Northeast Conference named the Westchester Events Board (WEB) as the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Programming Award. Westchester Community College was recognized by NACA for having the best student run programming board and student events in the Northeast region of the United States.
In attendance at the recent awards ceremony in Hartford, Connecticut were more than 1,100 individuals representing 136 regional institutions. Thirteen schools were named finalists for the awards and were invited to present on-site. Westchester was the only community college in the finals. While our students may have been underdogs going into the competition, they impressed the judges with their professional presentation demonstrating the programming board’s outstanding operating structure, adherence to mission, and ability to plan, promote, execute and assess quality programs to serve the diverse student body. Of particular note is when you consider that WEB is only in its fourth year of existence at the college, and they were competing against very seasoned programming boards with decades of history and experience behind them, this is quite an achievement.
The student presenters were Jessica Gramajo (WEB President), Imani Jackson (WEB Vice President for Programming), and Raisza Latif (WEB Vice President for Marketing). They were joined at the Conference by Yesenia Ruiz (WEB Evening & Family Events Chair), Harrison Greenway (WEB Film Vice Chair), Sebasjon Larsen (WEB Vice Chair of Special Events) and Kevin Gonzalez (WEB Films Chair).