Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March 2011 ACA General Meeting

The March 9, 2011 ACA General Meeting, sponsored by the Academic Counselors Association, featured presentations on the following topics:

Center for Teaching & Learning Early Academic Warning System - presented by  Mario Guerra (Instructional Technology Specialist) and Sejal Shah (Software Developer & Analyst) 

If you have feedback, please send it directly to Mario & Sejal:

Office of Student Financial Services - presented by  Joe Wilcox (Student Financial Aid Officer IV) 
Joe Wilcox came to inform the advising community about all of the changes and possible changes to federal and state financial aid that will impact summer and fall financial aid packages.  Please review the ACA minutes if you were not able to attend the meeting (minutes can be found under resources on the ACA website).

Academic Service Learning - presented by  Emily Van Duyn (Senate of College Councils)  
Emily came as a respresentative of Senate of College Councils to inform ACA of their push to promote community awareness and academic enrichment through Academic Service-Learning. 

ACA Professional Development & Student Scholarships - presented by  Wendy Boggs (ACA Awards & Recognition Chair)
Wendy Boggs, chair of the ACA Awards and Recognition Committee, made an annoucement to promote ACA Student and Professional Development Scholarship.  The application is available on-line and the deadline is April 1st.

FUNdraising Committee
Don't forget to donate money to the ACA Scholarship (professional and student).  During this scholarship promotion time (from now until March 31st), for every dollar you donate to the scholarship, we will deliver a goodie bag of candy to someone on campus that you would like to thank.  For more information, please contact the FUNdraising Committe Co-Chairs:  Angie Martinez ( or Lovelys Powell (

A special congratulations to the 5 ACA members who are being awarded the James W. Vick Award for Academic Adivising:

ACA President Andi Poag with Flat Sybonae! this one was from the January meeting...but we're sure someone had fun at this meeting.

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