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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

along the road

i had the privilege of attending the 61st annual acui region 1 conference 
over the weekend held at bryant university in smithfield, rhode island.

as part of the conference planning team, i was especially excited 
to watch the whole thing come together, with over 100 undergraduate 
students, 38 international delegates, more than 10 graduate students
and over 70 full-time professionals.

our conference theme was a road trip to rhode island,
complete with a rest stop (snack area), lots of signs and travel bag.
some highlights:
opening keynote from dr. jeffrey jenson arnett 
and his emerging adulthood theory,
hearing the students from our bsu delegation share ideas they had
& things we should add to our ever evolving campus center office,
conversations with colleagues about how they 
do various aspects of the job on their campus
getting to know the international delegates of region 1
who traveled from england, ireland, scotland and wales,
winning the donnachadh o'haodha international scholarship to cover registration fees for a conference 'across the pond' in may 2011 to galway, ireland!
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i learned a lot over the weekend and am so grateful for the professional development opportunities i have received as part of region 1.
throughout the course of my career, acui has become a second family to me
and i am so thankful for the many friends i've made there.

1 comment:

  1. Beth, i hope you go to next year's in Galway!!! we were there a year ago and i think you'd absolutely LOVE Ireland :) just FYI :)


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