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President's Message

Friday, September 27, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mary Kay Baker, CCEP, Board of Directors President
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Fall has officially begun – which means pumpkin spice everything (you either love it or you hate it…personally, I hate it – but who am I to judge?) and football, football, and more football (in my humble opinion, football should be declared its own season – and by the way, Fly Eagles Fly!).  Fall is also a return to a more normal schedule – our students have returned to campus and parents of school aged children are rejoicing that school is back in session.  Hopefully you are enjoying some, or all, of the above and are settling into your fall routine.

I hope that jumping back into ACCED-I activities is included in your fall routine.  Now is a perfect time to consider all things ACCED-I that will be happening in the coming months.  Nominations will be available for regional leadership positions soon.  We are always looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals who are interested in becoming a regional leader.  This is a perfect way to get involved – and if you are concerned about how you “learn” to be a regional leader, I promise you there is excellent training available to prepare you for the position and monthly calls to keep you updated and on track.

Additionally, scholarship applications will soon be available for conference attendance.  If you are experiencing budget cuts at your institution or need additional support to continue to participate in the awesome educational activities of ACCED-I, this is an opportunity to apply for monetary support.

Finally, the Recognition Action Team will soon begin the process of soliciting nominations to recognize the professional achievements of our colleagues.  Now is a perfect time to consider nominating your institution, an ACCED-I colleague, or yourself (be proud of your accomplishments!).  There are numerous opportunities to recognize a variety of professional achievements.  I hope you will consider submitting one, or more, nominations.  We need to celebrate all that is being accomplished in our profession! (Awards & Recognition)

Happy Fall y’all…..looking forward to the months ahead and continuing to show our passion for advancing ACCED-I.

    Mary Kay Baker, CCEP, is the President of the ACCED-I Board of Directors for 2019-2020. She is the Director of Conference Services at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Mary Kay can be reached at (610) 758-5302