WMU News

CAB receives regional award for Bronco Bash

Nov. 5, 2004

KALAMAZOO--An annual Western Michigan University event that attracts some 25,000 students and involves the entire Kalamazoo community has earned recognition for the university's Campus Activities Board.

CAB, one of WMU's registered student organizations, won the 2004 Program of the Year Award at the National Association for Campus Activities Mid America regional conference Oct 14-17 in Covington, Ky. It won the NACA Mid America award in the $75,000 and above budget category for cosponsoring Bronco Bash.

Bronco Bash, which celebrated its 24th anniversary this year, is a huge celebration that welcomes students to the campus and city of Kalamazoo each fall. It features music, entertainment and nearly 400 booths, where students can peruse the wares of area merchants and get information about WMU departments, student organizations and local volunteer opportunities.

The Program of the Year Award honors programs that effectively and distinctly promote the missions of campus activities boards as well as recognizes innovative and exemplary programs that exceed expectations and greatly impact their campus communities.

An anonymous committee of student affairs personnel, students and associates from NACA member institutions and firms selects Program of the Year Award recipients. NACA Mid America is composed of campus activities boards at institutions in Lower Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

In addition to CAB, Bronco Bash 2004 also was sponsored by Kinko's, WRKR 107.7 FM, WKFR 103.3 FM, WIDR 89.1 FM, and the WMU Division of Student Affairs and Student Activities and Leadership Programs.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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