Thursday, November 7, 2019
Posted by: Mary Kay Baker, CCEP, Board of Directors President
Who can believe that it’s already November? I feel like we were just welcoming our students to campus – and now they are already talking about their finals schedule and when they can go home for winter break!
There is so much happening in ACCED-I right now, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of the opportunities that are available. This takes me back to my inauguration speech from the Pittsburgh Annual Conference – when I encouraged everyone to GET INVOLVED and find a way to get connected. Here is just a short list of the opportunities that you can take advantage of:
- Nominate yourself or a colleague for a regional leader or board position - https://www.acced-i.org/page/2019callfornominations
- Register for one of the upcoming Educational Forums – there are still two remaining: https://www.acced-i.org/page/Educational_Forums
-Take a moment to learn more about our newest committee – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion https://www.acced-i.org/page/Diversity_Committee
A few months ago, I started a tradition of sharing some of my favorite videos with you. This month I am sharing “Lollipop Moments” – a TEDx talk that I think will resonate with everyone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVCBrkrFrBE
After you watch this, take a moment to think about what you have done to create a “lollipop moment” – and realize how extraordinary and powerful we are. A simple word, a simple action – those are the moments that can make a difference in someone else’s life. I challenge you all to find a way to create a lollipop moment today, tomorrow, next week or next month – I think you’ll be glad that you did!
And finally, on a completely different note – and because Halloween just passed – those of you who were in Pittsburgh may recall that I made the briefest mention of my new grandson, Liam Jameson, during my address. This little guy can make any bad day a whole lot better – so I am sharing Liam, who is now 8 months old, in his Halloween costume – the happiest Viking you’ll ever meet!
Cheers to you all – wishing you a wonderful November!
||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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.