CU student wins student leadership award

Cameron University student Amanda Finch was honored last weekend with the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Central Outstanding Student Leader Award, presented during the NACA Central Regional Conference. Finch, a senior communication major, is the second consecutive Cameron student to be honored with this annual award. She was selected from all of the colleges and universities represented in the Central Region, which encompasses Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri as well as parts of Colorado and New Mexico. More than 65 schools were present at the conference.Photo of Amanda Finch

Finch is in her second year as co-chair of CU's Programming Activities Council (PAC), a student-run organization in which student volunteers are involved in the planning and development of campus events for all Cameron students. A member of the Presidential Leader University Scholars (PLUS) program, she serves as co-host of CUTV's "Top of the Hour" and as host and producer of "This Week in SGA."

 "Amanda is an exceptional representative of Cameron University," says Jennifer Holland, Dean of Student Services. "The NACA Outstanding Student Leader Award is very prestigious, and Amanda is a much deserving recipient. Her work as co-chair of PAC, providing a variety of activities and events for students on campus, is a contributing factor in Cameron's status as the University of Choice in southwest Oklahoma."

The NACA Central Outstanding Student Leader Award honors a student who is currently enrolled at a NACA member school in the Central Region, provides outstanding service to a programming organization on campus, provides innovative or creative efforts with the institution, is active in NACA regional or national activities and is actively involved in other campus and/or community organizations.



October 29, 2009
PR# 09-232