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2022 NACAS Student Author Contest Winners Selected

2022 NACAS Student Author Contest Winners Selected


Charlottesville, VA — NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services organization serving higher education, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 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. Each year, the essay prompt is shifted to reflect how events of the prior year have affected auxiliary services role in student success. The 2022 prompt was:

“How have auxiliary services departments on your campus adapted their operations to support you? Please provide specific examples of challenges that have been overcome by your campus auxiliary services departments adjusting to mitigate these issues.”

The winners are:

1st Place – Daphne Chan, Simon Fraser University
2nd Place – Kyle Powers, Boston College

Chan and Powers will receive the following cash prizes for their efforts: $1,000 for first place and $600 for second place, courtesy of the NACAS Foundation.

Winning submissions will be printed in the fall issue of College Services magazine

Read Simon Fraser University’s article on Daphne Chan


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.

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.