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UTRGV Campus Programming Board garners top regional award for 2017

Shown are members of the UTRGV Campus Programming Board, which was named 2017 Programming Board of the Year of the South Central Region by the Association for Promoting Campus Activities. (Courtesy Photo)

Shown are members of the UTRGV Campus Programming Board, which was named 2017 Programming Board of the Year of the South Central Region by the Association for Promoting Campus Activities. (Courtesy Photo)

By Vicky Brito 

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – NOV. 28, 2017 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Campus Programming Board was named the 2017 Programming Board of the Year of the South Central Region by the Association for Promoting Campus Activities.

The announcement was made at the 2017 Fall South Central Campus Activities Planning Conference held in Houston in late October.

UTRGV was selected against schools from Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. This is the first time UTRGV has received this recognition.                    

“This award is a testament to how hard the Campus Programming Board has worked in providing a well-rounded university experience by promoting student involvement and campus traditions,” said Daniela Venegas, student program advisor for CPB.

“CPB is one of the organizations that programs different events on campus in order to provide a sense of belonging and overall student success. Our students in CPB are volunteers, and seeing the passion, effort and hard work they put in to the organization, and the results that brings, is really rewarding,” she said.

The CPB is a student-run organization funded by student fees, with the mission to create a social environment that provides a sense of belonging, cultural activities and school spirit through campus events.

ABOUT APCA

The APCA hosts leadership development workshops and campus events planning conferences by offering top of the line educational sessions, exhibit halls and live showcases. The mission of APCA is to promote campus engagement through quality educational experiences, affordable entertainment and community service initiatives.

ABOUT UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Victoria.Brito @UTRGV.edu
UTRGV Informational Writer / 956-882-4330 

Marci.Caltabiano@UTRGV.edu
UTRGV Director of News and Internal Communications 956-665-2742