UPC wins awards

From Left: Joseph Winegardner ’12 (Bremen, OH), Stephanie Fois ’12 (Mamaroneck, NY), Gary Fleisner ’13 (McDonald, PA), Tali Lekorenos ’13 (Concord, MA), Michael Chung ’13 (Chelsea, MA), and Michael Ivy ’13 (Chicago, IL).

Sitting on a comfy couch on the second floor of Slayter Hall, Stephanie Fois ’12 (Mamaroneck, NY) practically glows with excitement after her recent trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., on behalf of the University Programming Council (UPC).

There, she and five other student delegates accepted awards for “Best Website,” “You Choose,” and “Most Spirited School” at the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) conference. The event boasted about 100 colleges and universities from six states, and the honors bestowed on Denison’s UPC were voted by those student and faculty delegates.

“It’s been hard work—but very rewarding,” Fois says.

UPC is a student organization dedicated to diverse programming on campus. This semester, they’ve hosted tons of events, including trips to Cedar Point and the Short North, and appearances by authors, singer-songwriters, and comedians—like Jay McCarroll from Project Runway, author Rebecca Skloot, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Fois joined UPC as a first-year student because she wanted to be part of the decision-making about the schedule of concerts and lectures. Since then, she has made other contributions, too, like having a hand in the redesign of UPC’s now award-winning website.

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8:44 PM December 7, 2010

Tali wrote:

Great article! Thanks so much for featuring us in TheDEN…it’s a real honor. I’m so proud to be a member of UPC and be a part of an organization that has won so many great awards out of many mid-america schools.

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3:09 PM December 9, 2010

Natalie Keller Pariano wrote:

Thanks for the great piece on UPC! The members are doing some really good work and I am very proud to be their adviser.

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12:14 AM December 18, 2010

Stephanie Fois wrote:

Thanks to TheDen for appreciating our hard work! We will be going to NACA Nationals hosted in St. Louis in February so stay tuned!

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