Students and staff have reason to celebrate after the University of La Verne Campus Activities Board (CAB) won awards for the fourth consecutive year at the National Association for Campus Activities conference November 13 – 16.
La Verne’s CAB received two awards for best program with a diversity of multicultural theme and an outstanding one-time event.
The George Luis Sedano Award for the best program was awarded for a Chinese New Year event and the Outstanding One-Time Event Award was given for the Saddle Up! country event held last spring.
CAB is a nonprofit student organization that is the largest student program board on campus responsible for coordinating numerous activities for students.
Schools from 11 states participated in the NACA West Region Conference and Associate Director of Office of Student Life and CAB Advisor Angie Anderson said is was an honor for La Verne to be the recipient of two awards.
“CAB works very hard in programming over 150 events throughout the year,” Anderson said. The diversity and creativity are what make some events more significant than others and are due recognition.”
Hundreds of schools in the West Region from Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and California have the opportunity to receive recognition for their programs and La Verne’s CAB beat the other competition in two areas.
“Recognizing the achievement for a particular event when weighed against others is astounding,” Anderson said. “Winning an award demonstrates that the Campus Activities Board is truly on a mission to create events and programs that impact our campus and beyond.”
As the CAB advisor, Anderson oversees each “Cabbie,” all of the CAB programs and events to guarantee they are successful and high-quality. She is also responsible for overseeing the budget – ensuring that the budget is properly and effectively used.
“CAB is successful here because the Cabbies listen to the suggestions of the students and work diligently to bring what they want to campus,” Anderson said.
Steven Santana, a junior radio broadcasting major who joined CAB in his freshman year and is now the 2013-2014 chair, works with his fellow Cabbies to provide fun activities that bring together all students including commuter students on campus.
“CAB is important for the University because it gives students the opportunity to get out of the house or dorm from studying or a long day in class and have fun at school,” Santana said.