Cellular One Wins Outstanding Service Award
SHOW LOW — Cellular One officials say its marketing department has received an Excellence in Marketing Award for the fifth consecutive year during an industry-wide awards ceremony held at the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) Convention in Fort Worth, Texas.
The submission was selected by industry peers ahead of dozens of finalists from around the country.
The award Cellular One received was for excellence in the Outstanding Service category and was specifically awarded in recognition of the Naked Mobile Scholarship Challenge, held this spring on five college campuses across the carrier’s footprint.
The challenge was intended to assist deserving students in reaching their full potential by making it easier to pay for school and cover their mobile technology needs.
Participating schools included Northern Arizona University, Coconino Community College, Diné College, Navajo Technical University and University of New Mexico. To ensure a seamless experience for winning students, Naked Mobile partnered with each school’s financial aid department to offer the scholarship opportunity.
Winners received almost $10,000 in prizes and scholarship funds to be applied to their course tuition, fees and books for the 2017-2018 academic year. Smartphones and free service were also gifted to winners by Naked Mobile.
Students who chose to participate were challenged to come up with an inspirational text message that they would like to send to everyone in the world. To explain the rationale behind their particular message, students were also required to write an accompanying essay.
The following is an inspirational text message composed by one of the winning students:
“Don’t let anyone make you feel low about yourself, because you are capable of doing anything as long as you think you can. There’s power in positive thinking. There is power in you; go find it!” — Text message submitted by Kiernan Ingram, student at Coconino Community College.
“I am incredibly proud of our team and the creative ways in which we strive to serve our community every year,” said Cellular One Chief Commercial Officer Nicole Edgington. “Philanthropy and giving back to the community has been a big part of our company DNA since our founder Smith Bagley opened these doors more than 20 years ago. It is so gratifying that Naked Mobile is able to support deserving college students through this fun and inspirational Text-Message-Composition Challenge and we’re grateful to be recognized nationally for our efforts by CCA.”