Spotlight Programs Board
National Association for Campus Activities
Spotlight Programs Board at Georgia State University received two awards at the 2015 National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) South regional conference in October. Panther Prowls received an award for the NACA Outstanding Late Night Event. Eugene Butler, Spotlight’s president, received the NACA South Outstanding Student Leader Award.
Panther Prowls was one of three programs, one for each of three budget levels, to receive the NACA award for the Outstanding Late Night Event. Panther Prowls are monthly late night non-alcoholic activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, novelty acts, interactive games and themed nights. These events provide innovative and engaging alternatives to other late night activities for Georgia State students.
The NACA South Outstanding Student Leader Award, which was received by Butler, is given to one student leader at an NACA member school in the South region who has displayed outstanding dedication to campus activities, helped promote campus activities on his/her campus, actively participated in NACA activities and participated for at least one year in the area of campus activities. Butler was nominated by Phillip Smith, Associate Director for the Student Center, due to his outstanding leadership skills this year during the merger of Spotlight Programs Board and Campus Events.
NACA is a national organization that provides programs and events focusing on student and professional leadership development, program planning, concert management and diversity. The NACA South region includes Virginia (south of metro Washington DC), North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and the U.S. & British Virgin Islands.
Last year at the NACA South regional conference, Spotlight Programs Board and its members received seven prestigious awards beating out all other college programming boards in the South region. Spotlight Programs Board offers a number of innovative and engaging programs that offer opportunities for experiential learning, such as Panthers at Woodruff, Distinguished Speakers Series, MLK Commemoration and Georgia State night at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.