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UIUC SPO wins 2016 APA Outstanding Planning Student Organization Honorable Mention


Congratulations to our very own Student Planning Organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! They have been awarded the 2016 APA Outstanding Planning Student Organization Honorable Mention. The SPO will receive recognition and a certificate at the 2016 APA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation held in conjunction with the 2016 National Planning Conference in Phoenix. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 5th from 9:30-10:45am.

Planning Student Organizations (PSOs) throughout the country are involved in exciting and creative activities that enliven student life, contribute to their communities, and provide enhanced educational experiences for the students. This awards program provides a means for student groups to share their ideas, learn from one another, and receive recognition (and rewards!) for creative, successful activities.

The APA Student Representatives Council (SRC) Executive Committee designed this awards program to:

  • promote students' volunteer involvement in their student organization, communities, and state chapters;

  • recognize the outstanding efforts of these student groups;

  • identify best practices in student organizations; and

  • strengthen the ties between student organizations and the American Planning Association

Awards in each category will include a monetary contribution to school's PSO to fund its activities. Funding is provided by APA divisions. The award will be presented during the annual APA National Planning Conference.

For more information: https://www.planning.org/awards/pso/

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