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2020 Student Author Contest Winners Announced

Charlottesville, VA (June 11, 2020) – NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services organization serving higher education, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Student Author Contest. The Student Author Contest is an annual competition where students provide real-world examples of how auxiliary services impact their own personal campus experience.

This year’s essay topic was: “How do auxiliary services impact students’ holistic wellbeing? Please provide specific examples of how auxiliary services can help improve the lives of students on your campus.”

The winners are:

1st Place – Amea Thompson, Valdosta State University
2nd Place – Samantha Sinatra, Sonoma State University
3rd Place – Jillian Morgan, The George Washington University

Winners are eligible for the following cash prizes: $1,000 for first place, $600 for second place, and $400 for third place. All cash prizes are courtesy of the NACAS Foundation.

All three submissions will be printed in the summer edition of the College Services magazine and will be available online here.


Founded in 1969 as the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, NACAS is a professional trade association that supports the non-academic segment of higher education responsible for generating business through a diverse array of campus services that students need and value – such as food services, bookstores, housing, and transportation. As the leading organization supporting all campus services, NACAS is the community-of-choice for strategic leaders who advance campus environments to improve the quality of life for students. Learn More

About the NACAS Foundation

The NACAS Foundation is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation formed for the sole purpose of supporting and promoting the auxiliary services profession. The Foundation engages in scholarships, grants, promoting diversity of people and ideas, fostering innovation, collaboration, and creative thinking to improve the quality of life for students. Learn More