Nearly 2,600 colleagues came to Indianapolis October 18-21 to share information on current advising topics. To paraphrase one participant: 'I thought this Conference was outstanding. I have never been to a conference where the rooms were so full with participants on the last day of the conference. Obviously, the Conference attendees were really energized in Indianapolis and eager to learn as much as they could.'
Keynote speaker George Kuh (author of Student Success in College ) discussed Thinking DEEPly about Academic Advising and Student Engagement in the Opening General Session. In the second General Session, outgoing NACADA President Jo Anne Huber and incoming President Susan Campbell shared the platform to discuss their vision of Building on our Past; Strengthening Our Future.
The 2006 NACADA Award recipients were honored at a special Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday afternoon prior to the opening session of the Conference. Photos of all award recipients can be viewed on the Awards website.Complete lists by category of award recipients and their institutions can also be found online.
Orientation Sessions for First-Time Attendees and New NACADA Members, conducted by NACADA Leaders, were a major hit this year, as the standing-room only crowds connected by Region, areas of interest, and other commonalities.
Attendees found a variety of new publications available at the NACADA Booth, coordinated by NACADA Marketing Manager, Bev Martin.
After Conference hours, attendees enjoyed the numerous nearby dining and entertainment opportunities. Congratulations to the Conference Committee: Alan Welch (Chair), Sue Aufderheide, Larry Ottinger, Thomas Kenyon, Barbara Austin, Janice Keim, Jerry Harrell, Thomas Konkle, Cathy Buyarski and Lisa Ruch - along with Conference Director Nancy Barnes- for a job well done!
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