Baker University’s Student Activities Council won three awards at the National Association for Campus Activities Central Regional Conference held Oct. 20-23 in Arlington, Texas. Students Christian Jackson, Kinsey Ford, Serenity Boggess, and Blake Edwards represented SAC at the conference along with Director of Student Life Randy Flowers and Renee Denton, a graduate intern.

As an organization, SAC received awards in the small school category for Non-Poster Publicity and for Social Media Campaign. SAC earned the awards based on the quality of and engagement with its on-campus and online promotion of events including SpringFest.

“Student activities at any school should be seen as the heart of student life. To be able to provide the educational and social activities which complement the classroom for any campus is necessary, and it is an honor to be competing against all schools across the region and continuing to be recognized,” Flowers said. “For Baker to not only be recognized for our publicity awards, but also for our leadership awards speaks volumes about the leaders and programs we build.”

Individually, Flowers received the Markley Award, the region’s highest distinction, which recognizes the NACA Central member who most contributes to the growth and development of campus activities and/or the entertainment industry within the region.

“To be recognized with the Markley Award shows the commitment Baker University has to not only further the development of their professionals, but continuing to provide activities at an elite level,” Flowers said. “I can’t thank the university and those around me enough for supporting me every day and for being an institution that supports student activities campuswide.”

In February, Flowers received the Outstanding New Orientation, Transition, and Retention Professional Award for orientation programming from the National Orientation Directors Association during its Region IV conference.

“I am thrilled at the success of both SAC and Randy Flowers,” Dean of Students Cassy Bailey said. “Student activities and leadership opportunities are integral to the campus environment and to student success. I appreciate and value all of Randy’s work to bring such dynamic entertainment as well as important educational programs to campus.”

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