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President's Message

Thursday, November 7, 2019   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Mary Kay Baker, CCEP, Board of Directors President
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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 -

Register for one of the upcoming Educational Forums – there are still two remaining:

-Take a moment to learn more about our newest committee  – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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

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



Sharifa Ebrahimi CCEP, Emory University says...
Posted Sunday, November 10, 2019
I love Viking Liam!!!!!!