Ziggy Points scores success in first year

BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Ziggy Points program celebrated a successful inaugural year May 1 at an event hosted by President Mary Ellen Mazey, with the presentation of prizes to students who had accumulated the most points. The Division of Student Affairs created the program to reward students for their engagement in campus events.

Twenty-seven areas on campus participated by hosting a total of 95 Ziggy Points events during the fall and spring semesters, which were attended by 10,211 students.

Vice President for Student Affairs Jill Carr thanked staff members and student employees who helped the make program so successful, including Deanna Vatan Woodhouse, director of the Office of Student Affairs; doctoral assistant Beth Hoag, who coordinated the day-to-day operations, and undergraduate Halley Roberts who, along with administrative assistant Lorrie Sawaie, supported Hoag; undergraduate Luke Grabski, who created the design elements for Ziggy Points; practicum student Kyle Fassett, who assisted with marketing and assessment; ITS staff member Mark Bratt, lead programmer for Ziggy Points; and Bookstore Director Jeff Nelson. The bookstore was a “key partner in the success of the operation,” Carr said.

Of the 10,211 unique users, 195 earned at least 1,000 points and 2,159 students reached at least the first prize level, earning at least 500 points.

Twenty-three students were the top point earners, at 1,500 or more points, and eligible for the 17 grand prize drawings. Two students were the top point earners at 2,300 Ziggy Points each, which doubled their chances for the grand prizes.

Among the grand prizes were a BGSU away football game trip, dining meal plan, exam week golf cart service, a one-year parking pass with no meter restrictions, a special event with President Mazey, a meet-and-greet package with the fall 2014 UAO concert artist, reserved seating for two for the concert and reserved seating for two for the spring 2015 comedy show.

Thanks to the bookstore, six students whose names were not drawn for the grand prizes still walked away with a $50 gift certificate to the BGSU Bookstore.