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UCO Recognized by Oklahoma Tourism Industry with RedBud Award for NCUR 2018

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May 17, 2019

Media Contact: Sarah Ward, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2106, sward24@uco.edu

UCO Reccognized by Oklahoma Tourism Industry with RedBud Award for NCUR 2018

The University of Central Oklahoma, in partnership with the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Edmond Convention and Visitors Bureau, received a RedBud Award in the category of “Best Partnership” for the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the Oklahoma Travel Industry Associations annual RedBud Awards Gala May 7 in Oklahoma City.

The RedBud Award represents the highest honor given in the Oklahoma tourism industry and recognizes Oklahoma’s top tourism attractions, events, programs and organizations for outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma’s tourism industry.

“This award reflects recognition for the most important part of our efforts with the National Conference on Undergraduate Research – collaboration,” said John Barthell, Ph.D., provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Central.

“We are incredibly grateful for our colleagues in Edmond and Oklahoma City who made this possible through a partnership we will continue to value and carry into the future.”

Emceed by Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell and Jenifer Reynolds, story contributor for TV show “Discover Oklahoma,” 32 awards were given in 16 categories. Competition entries must have been produced, published, broadcast or held between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. All entries were evaluated by a slate of tourism professionals on specific criteria including customer service and experience, marketing effectiveness, media relations, variety of audiences reached, value and overall creativity.

Themed “Connection to Place,” NCUR 2018 was planned in partnership with the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), a national organization of individual and institutional members – representing more than 900 colleges and universities – that aims to provide undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR selected UCO to host the 2018, bringing NCUR to Oklahoma for the first time in the conference’s 30-year history.

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Cutline: The University of Central Oklahoma, in partnership with the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Edmond Convention and Visitors Bureau, received a RedBud Award in the category of “Best Partnership” for the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association’s annual RedBud Awards Gala May 7 in Oklahoma City.