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Region 5 serves collegiate conference and events professionals in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont and Maine.


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What's Happening Around the Region

UMass Lowell to host Region 5!
September 21, 2018

Please join the Hospitality & Event Services team for a day of networking! Our drive in will focus on campus partnerships! We will have a panel with some of our campus service providers as well as a round table discussion to talk about client relationships, student development, and minors on campus. We will also take a campus tour of newly acquired loft style residence hall, dining facility and student union. Hope to see you on September 21!

If you require overnight accommodations, we do have a hotel on campus. Please contact the Inn & Conference Center: 978.934.6920 or click here

Click here for more information and to register!

Break Away from Your Daily Routine at the Region 5 Drive-In
Drew University
November 7, 2018

Break away from your daily routine and join The Auxiliary Services team at Drew University for a day of discussion and networking in the forest. Our topics will focus on space usage policies and round table discussions on summer conference operations. We will dine in our recently renovated dining hall at no cost to you! Then venture on a campus tour to explore our beautiful buildings and grounds. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, November 7th! 

I. Registration 10:00AM-10:30AM
II. Welcome/Intros 10:30AM 
III. Space Usage Policies- Jill Shockley, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services 
A. Case Study- Drew University 
IV. Lunch 12:00 PM (lunch will be provided free of cost at our University dining hall)
V. Summer conference operations 1:15 PM
A. Round table/Group discussion
1. Space usage/planning
2. Summer staff training
3. Housing/Working with Facilities
4. Partnering with Food service
VI. Campus tour 2:15 PM
VII. Closing 3:00 PM 

> Click here to register

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Drive-Ins

Drew University, Madison, NJ – November 2018

We are still looking for YOU to host on your campus! 
Please contact McKenzie Suber-Robinson ( or Renée Soutiere ( for more information.

Educational Forum Scholarship Offered by the Region
Region 5 is pleased to offer the opportunity to apply for one of two scholarships to attend an ACCED-I Educational Forum this fall/winter. Scholarship recipients can attend any forum of their choice (can be chosen at a later date once more details are available). Learn more and apply here.

Please welcome our newest members:

Brittney N. Richardson, Binghamton University

Mariella Winthrop, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC  

Jesisca Hejtmanek, The New School

Samuel Zamloot, Metro Exhibits

Several Drive-Ins are Planned for Fall
Your Region 5 leadership is working on several Drive-Ins for the fall. If you are interested in hosting a Drive-In, let a member of your regional leadership team know.

Congratulations to Renée Bourassa, Conference Coordinator at the University of Vermont, who was elected to serve as Regional Director-Elect for Region 5. She will being her term during the ACCED-I 38th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN March 18 - 21, 2018. 

Welcome Our Newest Member
Region 5 would like to welcome our newest member Jen O’Sheal of Seton Hall University.

Region 5 would like to welcome our latest new member: Dave Kemmy of Roger Williams University.

Region 5 has been very connected and working hard to get more volunteers signed up for the various committees and to have a better presence on social media.

Region 5 will be putting together a Google doc to get demographic information from Region 5 members to start a Member Spotlight social media post (weekly or twice a week).

Regarding social media: we will be adding more content so that we are scheduling things to go out once a day. Things to add: US and Canadian holidays, creating a poll to gauge interest in certain potential drive-in locations and what’s happening on campuses in Region 5.

New volunteers that have joined committees are: Kristin Bruno, Drew University on the Social Media Committee and Kathryn Vieillard, Yale University, will be contributing to the newsletter. They will be joining other new volunteers: Stephen Leddy, The College of New Jersey, who will be on the elections, awards and scholarship committee; and John Murphy, WCSU, on the Outreach and Recruitment Committee.

Boston College will be hosting a Drive-In in the fall focusing on annual/statistical reporting for our units – best practices. Stay tuned for information about a Drive-In at Cornell.

Enjoy the beautiful weather.

Welcome Jordan Nyberg
We would like to welcome our newest member of Region 5:  Jordan Nyberg – Program and Events Coordinator from Wesleyan University. 

Upcoming Drive-In at BC
Boston College will be hosting a Drive-In in the fall focusing on annual/statistical reporting for our units – best practices.  Stay tuned for more information.


We Need You! Volunteer Opportunities with Region 5

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Region 5. 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 5 Leadership

Regional Director Regional Director-Elect Immediate Past Regional Director

McKenzie Suber-Robinson
Assistant Director, University Scheduling
Rowan University
(856) 256-5446
Renée Soutiere
Conference Coordinator
University of Vermont

(802) 656-0856

Nancy Richardson
Special Events Coordinator
Southern New Hampshire University
(603) 645-9612