Nov. 4, 2013
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CAMPUS ACTIVITIES RECOGNIZES UCO STUDENT LEADER WITH SCHOLARSHIP
University of Central Oklahoma senior Amanda Davis from Collinsville, Okla., has been selected for the National Association for Campus Activities’ (NACA) Markley Scholarship. Named for Larry Markley, the founder of the former NACA South Central Region, the scholarship recognizes a student who is strongly involved in and has made significant contributions to their campus.
Davis is the 2013-14 Executive Director of Central’s Student Programming Board (SPB) and served as the 2012-13 Day Events Chair for the SPB, planning and organizing up to ten events per semester on campus. The SPB is a student-driven organization that develops events for the student body.
“Each and every day, Amanda amazes me with her level of creativity, commitment and dedication to the university,” said Courtney James, assistant director of campus activities at Central.
“Under her leadership, the Student Programming Board has transformed into an organization that provides intentional leadership opportunities to all of its members and festive, memorable programs to the thousands of students who attend.”
In addition to her work with the SPB, Davis has served as the Vice President of Programs for UCO Panhellenic and in various leadership roles for her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. She hopes to use the scholarship to attend NACA’s 2014 National Conference in Boston.
The Markley Scholarship is available to students in NACA’s central region of Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. The $300 scholarship is the highest that the region awards.
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Cutline: University of Central Oklahoma senior Amanda Davis, executive director of Central’s Student Programming Board, has been awarded the National Association for Campus Activities Markley Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes a student who is strongly involved in and has made significant contributions to their campus.