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Region 2 serves collegiate conference and events professionals in the US states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and the country of Qatar. 


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Member News

Payne Advances to National Contest
Michele Payne, Assistant Director of Communications for University of Arkansas School of Law submitted two entries in the local Veterans Creative Arts Competition sponsored by the Veteran’s Health Care System of the Ozarks. Payne’s poem “Choice” won first place and will advance to the national competition. Her second entry, an essay about her personal experience during military service titled “Lies” won second place in the personal experience-inspirational category. First place winners in the national contest will participate in the National Veterans Creative Arts festival in Buffalo, New York in October.

Erica Spencer Nominated to Honor Society
Erica Spencer, CCEP, Director of Conference Services Bureau at Florida Institute of Technology, has been nominated by her peers and colleagues to membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, most selective, and most prestigious all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only, and Spencer was nominated as a professional staff member who has achieved distinction within the university. Spencer will be formally inducted into the organization at a ceremony on April 12, 2017.

Georgia Southern University to Merge
Georgia Southern University will be merging/consolidating with Armstrong State. The GSU Department of Conference Services has now moved back to GSU housing and will be taking over external commencement and responsible for the new minor policy.

What's Happening Around the Region

Don't Miss the Drive-In at NC State University on March 1st

NC State University Conference & Guest Services invites you to join fellow Region 2 members for a Drive-In Conference at NC State University in Raleigh!  We will gather from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday, March 1 to share ideas.  The day will include a tour of NC State's newly renovated and expanded Talley Student Union, lunch in an on-campus restaurant, and opportunities to openly discuss concerns facing each of our campuses.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Parking will be $5 per vehicle, with permits sent to registered guests in advance.  

Register here by 5:00pm on Friday, February 24.  If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 919.515.4398 or email



Read Past Newsletters

Region 2 December 2015 Newsletter [Download]
Region 2 April 2015 Newsletter [Download]
Region 2 February 2015 Newsletter [Download]


We Need You! Volunteer Opportunities with Region 2

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Region 2. Each area will work closely with the regional leadership to accomplish a variety of tasks and better serve the membership. Please indicate what areas you would consider assisting with.


Region 2 Leadership

 Regional Director Regional Director-Elect    Immediate Past Regional Director
Robert Ostrow
Associate Director of Conference Services
University of Florida
(352) 392-2161
  Jed Cravalho
Director of Conference and Event Services
Oral Roberts University
(918) 495-6421
  Monique Savage, CMP
Director, Conference & Event Services
The University of Memphis
(901) 678-5000