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NACAS Announces 2015 Award Winners

Charlottesville, VA (November 4, 2015) – NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services support organization serving higher education, announced today the 2015 award winners.

The 2015 award winners are, in alphabetical order:

  • Communication Services – James McHaley, director of student affairs marketing, Northwestern University
  • Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence – Auxiliary Business Development, the University of Utah
  • Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence – University Student Centers, NC State University
  • Innovative Achievement in Auxiliary Services – G. Paul Storey, Cal Poly Pomona Foundation
  • Innovative Use of Technology – RamTech, Virginia Commonwealth University (Sponsored by Shop24)
  • Outstanding Business Partner of the Year – PepsiCo Foodservice
  • Regional Mentor – Central Region – Matthew Portner, director of auxiliary services, Ashland University
  • Regional Mentor – East Region – Erma Baker, assistant vice president of business services & chief procurement officer, University of Mary Washington
  • Regional Mentor – South Region – Melissa Moore, director of communications – campus services, Georgia Tech
  • Regional Mentor – West Region – Jared Ceja, CASP, director of stores, California State University, Long Beach.
  • Regional Rising Star Scholarship – Central Region – Anthony Coschignano, CASP, executive director of auxiliary services, Valparaiso University (Sponsored by The Spelman & Johnson Group)
  • Regional Rising Star Scholarship – East Region – Monika Samuelsson, marketing specialist, LeHigh University (Sponsored by The Spelman & Johnson Group)
  • Regional Rising Star Scholarship – South Region – Nikki Godfrey, director, promotions & events, LSU (Sponsored by The Spelman & Johnson Group)
  • Regional Rising Star Scholarship – West Region – Glenna Muncy, CASP, parking services director, University of Alaska Anchorage (Sponsored by The Spelman & Johnson Group)
  • Silver Torch – Sharon Turner, assistant director auxiliary services, University of North Texas
  • Robert F. Newton Award for Distinguished Service, Charles Figari, vice president & chief auxiliary officer, University of Texas at Houston
  • Volunteer of the Year – Felecia Townsend, director, business services, Florida International University, University Park
  • Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr. Legacy Award – James McDermott, CASP, business manager, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

NACAS (National Association of College Auxiliary Services), headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., is a nonprofit higher education association serving auxiliary services, student support services, and ancillary services professionals at 4-year and 2-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and Asia. NACAS provides extensive opportunities for members to share ideas, develop business solutions, enhance programs and revenues, and develop meaningful professional relationships.
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