An article by a Pennsylvania College of Technology admissions representative, outlining creative funding for late-night student events, has been published in the January/February issue of Campus Activities Programming Magazine.
Mark R. Capellazzi, a Penn College alumnus who returned as an employee in June, authored "Using a Grant System to Fund Late-Night Success" for the magazine, the official publication of the National Association for Campus Activities.
As campuses everywhere attempt to curb high-risk drinking and its effects on academic success, they look to provide recreational and social programs that will serve as a nonalcoholic alternative for students on nights and weekends.
Based largely on Capellazzi's experience as programming coordinator for the Office of Campus Programming and Leadership Development at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., the article discusses the use of institutional grants to student organizations interested in co-sponsoring and promoting such events.
Capellazzi, a 2009 graduate of Penn College, received a bachelor's degree in culinary arts and systems. He recently earned a master's degree in college student personnel administration from Canisius.
He was active in student activities as an undergraduate, chairing the Wildcat Events Board and receiving the Student Leader Legacy Scholarship in the 2007-08 academic year. He was named Student Leader of the Year in 2008-09 and, upon graduation, received the Academic Vice President and Provost's Award for scholastic achievement and service.