Millikin University Associate Director of Student Programs and the Richards Treat University Center, Paul Lidy, presented a webinar sponsored by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) on July 24 to 40 universities and colleges in attendance. The webinar focused on Millikin’s programming for Homecoming, and how Millikin created a new Homecoming brand campaign and increased participation over the course of four years.
“It was a great opportunity to professionally present information regarding our successful Homecoming program at Millikin University,” remarked Lidy. “Most of all, I was happy to present a topic that wasn’t presented through NACA conferences, workshops, and webinars for quite some time.”
Lidy was a previous volunteer for the NACA as the 2009 Production Coordinator for the NACA Mid America Regional Conference in Covington, Ky.
"One of the new components that I hope becomes a tradition is to have our successful alumni in the entertainment industry come back and MC our talent show,” remarked Lidy. “Last year, Chapter 6, an a cappella group, were the emcees for the show and were also awarded the Young Alum of the Year Award. Choosing Chapter 6 to MC was a collaborative effort between me and Director of Alumni Relations, Jan Devore. Also, it was great to show students the success of our alumni and that was a great connection during Homecoming.”
The NACA started the webinar series to assist campus activities staff with professional development. The webinar series offers a varied listing of topics featuring talented individuals from the campus activities field. The individuals present their thoughts, strategies, and experiences to webinar participants.
The National Association for Campus Activities advances campus activities in higher education through a business and learning partnership, creating educational and business opportunities for its school and professional members.
For more information on the National Association for Campus Activities, visit www.naca.org