Welcome to Region 5 of the Association of Information Technology Professionals
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About Region 5
AITP Region 5 represents 12 professional, 1 satellite, and 44 student chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, the St. Louis Metro area of Missouri, Northern Kentucky, Eastern Iowa and Wisconsin.
AITP is a national professional association comprised of career minded individuals who seek to expand their potential -- employers, employees, managers, programmers, and many others. The organization seeks to provide avenues for all their members to be teachers as well as students and to make contacts with other members in the Information Technology field, all in an effort to become more marketable in rapidly changing, technological careers.
The AITP Region 5 Mission is to:
- Provide a vehicle for the exchange of information among our chapters and members.
- Provide guidance, suggestions and training for successful chapter management.
- Provide educational, networking, and leadership opportunities for our members.
- Have fun and foster lasting friendships while we accomplish all of the above.
Northeastern Wisconsin to Host Region 5 Meetings
September 17-18, 2014
The AITP Region 5 Fall
2014 Meetings will be held September 17-18, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in
Appleton, WI. We thank the Northeastern
Wisconsin (NEW) Chapter for hosting this event. We will join the
NEW Chapter for their dinner meeting on Sept. 17 and have a Board of Directors
Meeting and Student Leadership Summit on Sept. 18.
150 S Nicolet Road
Appleton, Wisconsin 54914
Reservations: 800-315-2621, Front Desk: 920-735=9955
occupancy: $89.00 per night (plus taxes).
Rate is good for the nights of September 16, 17 and 18, 2014.
Does not include breakfast. NEW will provide a map and a list of local
Wednesday, September 17:
NEW Chapter Monthly Meeting
Cost: TBD, pricing is
under review by the NEW Chapter Board of Directors
*Current meeting prices are: $10-Student, $20-Professional, $40-Non=Member.
Reservations are to be made through the NEW AITP website; http://new.aitp.org/.
4:15pm – 5:15pm
Educational Sessions (choice of one)
- Session 1: Powershell or Office
- Session 2: Lean Fusion
- Session 3: The Importance of
5:30pm – 6:00pm Cash Bar
6:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner
and Dinner Speaker
- Topic: Healthcare – Episodic
8:00pm-Midnight Region 5
after-dinner topic are subject to change.
Thursday, September 18:
Region 5 Meetings
Meetings are open to all
AITP members. There is no charge for the Region 5 meetings and complimentary
coffee/soda will be provided.
8:30am – 10:00am Region
5 Board Meeting
10:30am – 1:00pm Student
- Focused for Student Chapter
Leaders and members.
here for more information.
Chicago Chapter Hosts Region 5
Region 5 thanks the Chicago Chapter for hosting the Spring 2014 Region
5 Board of Directors Meeting and Chapter Leadership Workshop, April 21-22. Chicago did an outstanding job, starting with
a dynamic dinner speaker on Information Security featuring Jason Witty, SVP and
CISO of U.S. Bancorp and winner of
the 2013 ISSA/AITP CISO of the Year Award.
The next morning the Region held a productive business meeting and then
a lively Chapter Leaders Workshop on the topic of how we can better support our
student chapters and faculty advisors.
here for all the information from these Region 5 meetings.
Region 5 Scores Well at the 2014
National Collegiate Conference
The AITP National Collegiate Conference
is the single largest event produced by AITP. Region 5 continues to participate
heavily in this great educational opportunity and 2014 was no exception. Held
in Atlanta, Georgia April 10-13, the 2014 NCC was an outstanding success.
Region 5 universities and colleges represented at NCC include:
Ball State University
Blackhawk Technical College
Central Michigan University
DeVry University – Chicago
Eastern Illinois University
Ferris State University
Gateway Technical College
Illinois State University
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Mid-State Technical College – Wisc. Rapids
Scott Community College
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Waukesha County Technical College
While ALL our student members from Region 5 and their faculty advisors
who attended are winners, here is the list of those who brought home awards:
Outstanding AITP Student
Chapter of the Year (2011-2012)
Ball State University
AITP Faculty "Extra Mile”
David Barnes – Kalamazoo Valley Community College
ICC Exam Statistics Top
HM – Jimmie Joseph – Ferris State University
HM – Matt Green – Waukesha County Technical College
AITP Student Chapter Banner
Contest – Professional Category
1st – Kalamazoo Valley Community College
AITP Student Chapter Shirt
Contest – Casual Category
1st – Kalamazoo Valley Community College
AITP Web Project Contest
3rd – Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Code:24 Entrepreneurship Code-a-thon
1st – Gold Team Alpha
Wolf Squadron – Gwinnett Technical College & Ferris State University
2nd – Team Flow-n-Go – Waukesha County Technical College
Systems Analysis & Design
HM – Purdue University – Abhishek Balaji and Kiril Spasovski
HM – Purdue University – Kyle Burrow and Jessica Banks
PC Troubleshooting Contest
HM – DeVry University – Chicago – Andres Marroquin
HM – Ball State University – Nick Burton
Database Design Contest
2nd – Purdue University – Ivan Fung and Ben Mollet
Network Design Contest
2nd – Ball State University – Nick Burton and Lewis Brown
HM – Purdue University – Brandon Crenshaw
HM – Purdue University – Grant Miller and Noah Stampfli
HM – Purdue University – Tyler James Watterson and Justin James Cherry
Visual Studio.Net Developer
2nd – Purdue University – Ben Mollet and Daniel Golant
HM – Purdue University – Stefan Ralston and Ashish Mahajan
Java Developer Contest
3rd – Purdue University – Ben Mollet and Anthony Natoli
1st – Waukesha County Technical College – Matt Thompson
HM – Mid-State Technical College-Wisconsin Rapids – Greg Leavitt
Again, congratulations to all who participated. Once again, Region 5
students proved to be the "best of the best”.
here for a list of all the winners, sponsors, and participating colleges
Click here for conference
See www.aitp.org/ncc for more
information about the National Collegiate Conference!
Region 5 NCC Student Chapter Grant Winners Announced
The 2014 AITP National Collegiate Conference (NCC) will be held in Atlanta, GA this year. Region 5 is proud to provide three grants of $250 each to be awarded to winning chapters for use in attending the 19th annual conference.
There were 7 entries received for this year's Region 5 Grant. The entries were evaluated on:
The winners are, in no particular order
The other student chapters who submitted applications were
We want to thank all the student chapters for participating in the grant process this year. The applications for the NCC Grant tally 62 students planning to attend the NCC. Our student chapters boast some of the best and brightest and have had several contest winners. We anxiously await the results from this year's competitions and wish the best of luck to all our students and teams.
This year's NCC Grant Selection Committee consisted of Brian Runyon, Twin City Chapter (Bloomington/Normal, IL); Kim Winter, Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter (Green Bay, WI); and Richard (Dick) Boenisch, Sheboygan Chapter (Sheboygan, WI) also the chairperson. We thank them for their service to the region.
For more details see this Information Executive article: http://www.aitp.org/news/165177/.
Region 5 Welcomes the Northern Michigan University Student Chapter
AITP welcomes the Northern Michigan University Student Chapter in Marquette, Michigan. It is sponsored by the Northeastern Wisconsin professional chapter.
Congratulations to the Chapter Officers and Directors and all the new members!
Chapter President – Melissa Millis
Chapter Vice President – Sebastian Savard
Chapter Secretary – Chelsea Hart
Chapter Treasurer and Membership Chair – Derek Weseen
Chapter Program Chair – Lewis Steiner
Chapter Webmaster – Brandon Collen
Faculty Advisor – Dr. David Helton
Read the 2013 Region 5 Newsletters
Region 5 Elects 2014 Officers
Pictured above, left to right Larry Schmitz, Bill Riter, Ron Mathis, Mark Gilfand, Dick Boenisch
The Region 5 Board of Directors elected its 2013 Officers at its fall meeting on October 11, 2013 in Bloomington, Illinois. Serving for 2014 will be:
Larry Schmitz (Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter) - Region 5 President
Ron Mathis (Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter) - Region 5 Vice-President
Bill Riter (West Michigan Chapter) - Region 5 Treasurer
Dick Boenisch (Sheboygan Chapter) - Region 5 Secretary
Mark Gilfand (Twin City Chapter) - Region 5 Immediate Past President
We appreciate these officers' willingness to serve the Region, who in turn, serves our chapters and members.
DPMA Legacy Society - DPMA Reunion
Howard Lee Smith, 1993 Association President, would like to organize a reunion of DPMA members sometime in the near future. If anybody is interested, please contact Howard at howard_lee_smith (at) earthlink.net.
Region 5 Fall Conference, Hosted by the Twin City Chapter, a Huge Success
The Region 5 Fall Conference, Region Board Meeting, and Chapter Leader Workshop were held October 10-11, at the beautiful Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, Illinois. The conference, hosted by the Twin City Chapter, had over 100 attendees. The educational sessions were top notch, with high marks from the attendees. There were numerous networking opportunities during the breaks in the vendor areas, the hospitality suite, and before/after the banquet dinner.
Twin City Chapter President John Haushalter and his conference committee - Sue Braun, Alan DeCrane, Mark Gilfand, Kira Kellerman, Jim Nelson, Kim Osterbrock, Luke Rogers, Elias Sahyouni, Tammy VanEgtern, (mentored by Larry Schmitz), did an outstanding job. They provided members and non-members alike with numerous opportunities to learn new technologies, techniques and skills. Topics included Cloud Computing, Big Data, Social Media and your Career, Mobile Technology in Law Enforcement, Transformation of Information Technology, Leadership, Team Work, Life/Career Balance and more. Many non-members learned about AITP and the value it can bring to IT Professionals.
The Region Board Meeting and Chapter Leaders Workshop were also great experiences for the attendees. It was one of the largest attended workshops in years. Region 5 would like to thank the presenters: 2014 Association President Mike Welch, Central District Association Director Vicki Hampton, Foundation for Information Technology Education President (and 2001 AITP President) Nita Adams, and Chicago's Larry Winkleman for their presentations.
Visit http://www.twincityaitp.org/region5 for all the conference details and click here for conference pictures.
Region 5 thanks the conference sponsors. Without them, there would be no conference.
Silver Sponsors: LRS Education Services, Country Financial, Code 42
Bronze Sponsors: Robert Half Technology, Wolfram, State Farm
Ball State Awarded Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award
Congratulations to the Ball State University Student Chapter, which was awarded the Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (SCOPA) by the AITP Student Awards Committee.
award recognizes outstanding performance in the areas of education, membership, public relations, meetings and Association participation. They require a student chapter to have dedicated and dynamic student leaders and truly supportive faculty advisors. Region 5 is proud to have these Outstanding Student Chapters.
Region 5 Members to Serve on 2014 Association Board of Directors
Congratulations to Mike Welch of the Capitol chapter who will be the 2014 Association President; Rick Steeber of the Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter who will be the 2014 Association Secretary; and Larry Friedlander of the St. Louis Chapter, who, along with Vicki Hampton of the Capitol Chapter, will serve as Association Directors for the Central District. See this Information Executive article for details: http://www.aitp.org/news/134642/.
Wisconsin Named Region 5 Outstanding Chapter
AITP Region 5 has named the Northeastern
Wisconsin Chapter as this year's recipient of the Region Outstanding Performance Award
Region 5 had five chapters that qualified for Chapter Outstanding
Performance Award (COPA); Capitol, Chicago, Northeastern
Wisconsin, Southeast Wisconsin and Twin City. These
Chapters demonstrated performance in all six areas being evaluated: Association
support, Region support, support of future generations, local community
involvement, business community involvement, and efforts in developing their
chapter. All of them had excellent performance in two or more of these
evaluation areas but one chapter stood out as demonstrating excellence in all
This year’s Region Outstanding Chapter Award (ROCA) recipient is Northeast Wisconsin.
Some of the 2012 accomplishments that made them stand out are:
- The number of
members participating in Association and Region boards, committees and
- The number of
visits to student and other professional chapter meetings and events.
- Hosting a
successful Region Conference and Association Meeting of the Members.
- Support for and
involvement with student chapters.
- Involvement in
many community and business activities and events.
- The professional
development activities for their members offered by the chapter and in
cooperation with the local Project Management Institute (PMI ) chapter.
Congratulations to 2012 Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter President Ron
Mathis, Randal Reed who documented the accomplishments, the Board of
Directors and the entire chapter membership.
The Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter now joins the other Region ROCA
winners to compete for the Association Outstanding Chapter Award (AOCA) to be
awarded later this year.
Region 5 thanks the selection committee which consisted of members of the Sheboygan
chapter board; Lou Buell, Guy Fintelmann, Al Martell, Chris Roberts and Dick Boenisch
Region 5 Outstanding Chapters!
Region 5 congratulates the following chapters who earned the Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA) for the award year of 2012.
The COPA recognizes chapters for outstanding achievement within the Association, the Region, their Chapter, their Business Community, the Local Community and the Student Community. See
http://www.aitp.org/news/130460/ for more information about the COPA and the outstanding chapters in other regions.
Region 5 Sponsors
We would like to thank Automated Records Management Systems (ARMS) for providing record retention services to our Region at no charge as their commitment to AITP and our profession.
Click the logo for more information on ARMS.
Region 5, Setting the Pace and on the Move!
Page last updated: 04/24/2014