Over 3100 colleagues came to Baltimore October 18-21 to share information on current advising topics. To paraphrase one participant: “Thanks for putting on a spectacular conference. As a newbie to NACADA, and a relatively new professional in Student Affairs, I appreciated the breadth and depth provided in the sessions;and especially enjoyed the welcoming NACADA veterans that made me feel at home.
Opening keynote speaker Patrick Terenzini (co-author of the two-volume series How College Affects Students) discussed From Myopia to Systemic Thinking.
It was announced during the Opening General Session that Charlie Nutt will succeed Roberta “Bobbie” Flaherty as Executive Director of the Association. Congratulations, Charlie! Retiring Executive Director Roberta “Bobbie” Flaherty was honored with a plaque and other items.
During the second General Session, outgoing NACADA President Susan Campbell passed the gavel to incoming President Jennifer Bloom. Sharon Fries-Britte gave the second plenary address.
The 2007 NACADA Award recipients were honored at a special Awards Ceremony and Reception. Pictures of all recipients will soon be available on the Awards Website.
After Conference hours, attendees enjoyed the numerous nearby dining and entertainment opportunities. Congratulations to the Conference Committee:Stacy Woycheck (Chair), Bill Elliott, Karen Lewis Law, Susan Fread, Bruce Norris, Karen Archambault, Paulette Lail Kashiri, Bethany Spore, Paula Ashby, and Kathie Sindt– along with Conference Director Nancy Barnes– for a job well done!
And thanks to “Pirate Bill” for providing for the photo ops!
We look forward to seeing everyone next year in CHICAGO!
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