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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
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,
Melody Palm, illinois state university
* ustainable Food Services Initiatives on an Urban Campus, John
hautz and Katy higbee-Wahlke, university of Cincinnati
* he Path to a Lean Culture, Kim Kinsel, Miami university
* reating a Northwestern Experience: Revitalizing Student
Life Through Auxiliary Services, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, CasP,
northwestern university, Greg Wachalski, Daniel Durack, Brailsford
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
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
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
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.
CO LLEGE SERVI CE S | F aLL 2014
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
Congratulations Kevin D’Onofrio, United States Military Academy West Point
Professional Development Calendar
In Closing: Executive Summary
College Services - Fall 2014