REDA Named Student Organization of the Year
May 7, 2009
The Regional Economic Development Association (REDA) was recently named 2008-2009 Organization of the Year by the UTEP Student Development Center.
Organization of the Year is a prestigious award that acknowledges the organization on campus that has shown leadership, school spirit, campus involvement, community service, academic scholarship, organized events, and fellowship with other student organizations. REDA actively supported the campus and community and made a positive impact on those around them.
The mission of the Regional Economic Development Association is to serve as a forum for the development of regional economic issues, create relationships with regional leaders in the academic, business, and government sectors, and aid in the academic and professional advancement of our members.
While the membership of REDA consists primarily of College of Business Administration students, it is open to all and currently includes students from political science, engineering, and graphic arts.
Through the Regional Identity Magazine, REDA investigates and reports about regional academic, economic, and political issues. The Regional Identity enabled REDA to work with students, professionals, and government officials around the El Paso, Las Cruces, and Juárez area. The Regional Identity allowed students to exercise their writing and analytical skills, photography and video recording techniques, interview skills, marketing and survey methodologies, and time and project management abilities.
REDA also (co)hosted numerous conferences and forums, including the 2008 Voice Your Choice Conference, the Regional Identity Seminar, the Adios ASARCO, Hello Future! Conference, the 2009 Mayors’ Race with the Ray Pearson Forum, and the REDA: Agents of Development Forum.
For more information, visit them online at The Regional Economic Development Association.