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ASSOCIATION Regional Conferences NACAS CENTRAL ChiCago, illinois NACAS EAST Virginia BeaCh, Virginia hey were the best of times; they were the worst of times. oK, there were no worst of times. That was just meant to get your attention. The naCas Central Regional Conference was held in Chicago, June 18-20 at the embassy suites Chicago - Downtown. The board of directors kicked off the conference in hollywood fashion by encountering a celebrity during the Tuesday night board dinner. actor Jamie Foxx was spotted in the restaurant, and Cameron Portwine, the son of board member Ron Portwine, capitalized on the opportunity to add to his collection of "selfies." We had a great turnout at the conference with 162 total registrations, which included 50 full registrations and 84 business partner registrations. in at least two respects, it was a record year for the region with 25 first timers and 48 business partners joining us for the event. Three naCas members took the CasP exam on Tuesday; we wish them all the best in achieving their goal of becoming certified. The group had access to some great networking opportunities and informative education sessions, including: * emystifying the Millennial, and the Rise of the Non-Traditional D Student: It's Not Academic, Roe McFarland, Follett * reating Your Own Personal Infrastructure, Theresa ColemanC Kaiser, CasP, Michigan Technological university * how Me the Numbers! Working with Excel Visual Elements, S Melody Palm, illinois state university * ustainable Food Services Initiatives on an Urban Campus, John S hautz and Katy higbee-Wahlke, university of Cincinnati * he Path to a Lean Culture, Kim Kinsel, Miami university T * reating a Northwestern Experience: Revitalizing Student C Life Through Auxiliary Services, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, CasP, northwestern university, Greg Wachalski, Daniel Durack, Brailsford & Dunlavey The highlight networking event was the gala, a Chicago River Cruise organized by Past President Matt sirinek, CasP. The group didn't let the rain dampen their spirits for this three-hour tour of the river that included fantastic night views of the city. it culminated with a dazzling fireworks display overlooking navy Pier. This conference was made possible by the 2014 conference chair, Kash shah, Moraine Valley Community College, and the naCas Central Regional Conference coordinator, Gheretta harris, oakland Community College. The 2015 Central Regional Conference will be held in indianapolis, June 14-16, 2015, at the sheraton City Centre. We look forward to another great gathering for learning, networking, and enjoying the company of our colleagues, business partners, and families. he 47th naCas east Regional Conference kicked off in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, June 7-11. The event opened with a saturday registration and social hour allowing those arriving early to network and enjoy their surroundings. sunday morning featured a CasP exam opportunity, followed by several engaging education sessions. sunday evening included a reception honoring past presidents and first-time conference attendees. The first general session of the conference featured a small naCas east panel of experts sharing first-hand experience on higher education trends and leading an interactive discussion about ideas in auxiliary areas. hats-off to the panelists: Jeff Pittman, CasP; Linda Danzell; Patty eldred, CasP; and Dave Courter. The region hosted a business partner lunch to extend appreciation to our valuable business partners for their role within our association and at our institutions. Together, naCas east delegates and business partners enjoyed a flip-a-coin raffle that raised $1,680 for the education Foundation. Delegates spent the afternoon in the dynamic Business solution Center, organized by Mark Kraner, with a record-breaking 55 exhibitors. on Tuesday morning, Diane Dean presented a general session with highlights of her book, Generation On A Tightrope, A Portrait of Today's College Student, co-authored with arthur Levine. each conference attendee received a complimentary book thanks to generous business partner sponsorship. During the Tuesday afternoon lunch, farewell wishes were shared with Past President anya hughes and long-time Treasurer Margarida Vieira, CasP as they were thanked for years of service and dedication to the association. Rita LaRue, CasP was sworn-in as the new naCas east president. The final session of the conference featured Denise ammaccapane, who taught the group about the positive attributes of being an inclusive leader. The day concluded with the choice of a naCas Town hall meeting or a campus tour to Regent university or Tidewater Community College. Together we celebrated a successful conference during sunset at the Beach atop the beautiful hotel, with singer and songwriter Lewis McGehee playing acoustic guitar, while members and guests watched the sun set and the moon rise, reminding us in work and in play of "The Connections That Count." Melvine Walker, the first naCas east Regional Conference coordinator, and the host committee will surely sleep well knowing that conference attendees walked away with valuable education sessions, panel discussions, updates on higher ed trends, campus tour, and if they were fortunate, a walk on the beach to catch a sunrise or sunset and enjoy the sight of dolphins in the waves. T 54 CO LLEGE SERVI CE S | F aLL 2014 T

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of College Services - Fall 2014

Opening Remarks: Presidential Perspective
The conference for higher education ancillary services
Explore the Business Solutions Center in Montréal
Welcome to Montréal
University dining as a “third place” experience, the next big thing
Students not ready to part with print
Farm to campus
Is it time for a wellness check of your auxiliaries?
Creating a customer-centric culture
Leaving a footprint
Sustainable campus food: For people, planet, and profit
Regional Conferences
Congratulations Kevin D’Onofrio, United States Military Academy West Point
Professional Development Calendar
In Closing: Executive Summary
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