A record number (3,380) of advising colleagues came to Las Vegas October 5-8 to share information on current advising topics. To quote one participant: "In all of the sessions I attended, I heard the buzz of collegial networks being established and reinforced.”
Keynote speakers Joe Martin (founder and president of RealWorld University) and Robert Sherfield (professor at The Community College of Southern Nevada) were a tremendous hit in the General Sessions.
Incoming NACADA President Jo Anne Huber shared her vision for the coming year on Friday morning, and readers can find a slightly modified text of her speech in this publication’s President’s column.
The 2005 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, as well as complete lists by category of award recipients and their institutions, can be viewed in the Awards section of the NACADA website.
Michael C. Holen, Dean of the Kansas State University College of Education, was given special recognition for the past sixteen years of support provided to the Association and to academic advising. Dean Holen and the KSU College of Education provide administrative support and operating space to the NACADA Executive Office, which has greatly contributed to the growth and vitality of the Association.
A Reception honoring recipients of the NACADA-Kansas State University Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising gave participants of this Distance Learning program the opportunity to meet face-to-face.
After Conference hours, attendees enjoyed the numerous nearby dining and entertainment opportunities. Congratulations to co-chairs Rimi Marwah and Heather Howard and their entire Conference Committee, the many volunteers, and Conference Director Nancy Barnes for a job well done!
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