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About Region 5

AITP Region 5 represents 10 professional and 31 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.

 

Region Mission

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.

10/05/2012

 

Fall 2017 Region 5 Meetings Will Be Held September 28, 2017
in Appleton, Wisconsin

The fall 2017 Region 5 Meeting and Leadership Workshop will be held Thursday, September 28, 2017 in conjunction with the Technology Hub Conference in Appleton, Wisconsin.  More details will be posted as they become available.  

04/18/2017 

  

Region 5 Scores Well at the 2017 National Collegiate Conference
 
 

The AITP National Collegiate Conference (NCC) is the single largest event produced by AITP.  Region 5 continues to participate heavily in this great educational opportunity and 2017 was not exception.  Held April 6-9, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, the 2017 NCC, which had 555 attendees, was another outstanding success.  

 

Region 5 chapters served as co-hosts for 2016 NCC, providing critical ingredients which ensured the overall success of the event.  

 

·         St. Louis Professional Chapter - Speakers, Proctors, Volunteers and more

·         Capitol Professional Chapter - Speakers, Proctors, Volunteers and more

·         University of Missouri at St Louis Student Chapter - Arch Dodge Ball Tournament

 

In addition, Region 5's Larry Friedlander served as Conference Chair. 


Region 5 universities and colleges represented at NCC:

Ball State University 

Central Michigan University

Eastern Iowa Community College

Ferris State University

Fox Valley Technical College

Gateway Technical College

Grand Valley State University

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Northern Michigan University

Purdue University

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Southwestern Illinois College

University of Missouri - St. Louis

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin - Stout

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:


Region 5 Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year (2015-2016)

Ball State University


Mike Burell AITP NCC Volunteer of the Year Award:
Jason Kovacs – Kalamazoo Valley Community College


AITP Student Chapter Banner Contest
3rd – Kalamazoo Valley Community College 

AITP Student Chapter Shirt Contest
1st – Gateway Technical College
2nd – Purdue University 

ICCP Exam Statistics (63 exams given, 43 passed (68%))
3rd – Ferris State University – Mila McCloud
3rd – Eastern Iowa Community College – Uriah Bock
3rd – Fox Valley Community College – Terence Regan


Microsoft Office Solutions Contest
3rd – Purdue University – Jackson Beard and Zack Braasch
HM – Grand Valley State University – Hanna Long and David Reynolds


Systems Analysis & Design Contest
1st – Purdue University – Brandon Zammit and Amit Shah
HM – Purdue University – Vidit Vohra and Eugene Chen
HM – Purdue University – Aditya Gupta and Daniel Muldoon 

PC Troubleshooting Contest
3rd – University of Wisconsin – Stout – Hunter Keller

HM – University of Wisconsin – Stout – Brice Blankenship

HM – Waukesha County Technical College – John Shegonee

HM – University of Wisconsin – Stout – Stephen Felton

HM – Waukesha County Techncial Collge – Lucas Gallagher

 

Database Design Contest
3rd – Purdue University – David Teter and Anubhav Srivastava
HM – Purdue University – Nisha Nadkarni and Sara Aghajanzadeh

 

Network Design Contest
1st – University of Wisconsin – Stout – Artur Cravet and Connor Glade
3rd – University of Wisconsin – Stout – Chris Speith and Brice Blankenship
HM – Purdue University – Shivam Trivedi and Lauren Featherstun 

 

Enterprise Systems Contest

HM - Central Michigan University - Brian Bauman 


Visual Studio.Net Developer Contest

HM – Grand Valley State University – Hannah Long and Leviticus Cain 

 

Security Contest
1st – Waukesha County Technical College – Lucas Gallagher
3rd – Northern Michigan University – Christopher Abbott
HM – Waukesha County Technical College – Alex Nernberger
HM – Waukesha County Technical College – John Shegonee
HM – Fox Valley Community College – Robert Reif 

Java Developer Contest
2nd – Central Michigan University – Richard Sivak and Joseph Byrd

3rd – Purdue University – Miranda Lung

HM – Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Josh Weigel

 

AITP Web Project Competition
1st – Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Boy Scout Troop 211

3rd – Southern Illinois University – Carbondale – SIU Asend Chapter 

 

See the full list of NCC Winners and Highlights and all the NCC Information.

 

Congratulations to all who participated.  Once again, Region 5 students proved to be the "best of the best".  

 04/15/2017

  

 

St. Louis Chapter and NCC Hosted Region 5 Spring 2017 Meetings
 

Region 5 wishes to thank the St. Louis Chapter and the National Collegiate Conference for hosting the Spring 2017 Region 5 Board of Directors Meeting and Chapter Leaders Workshop.  We were able to join the St. Louis Chapter for an excellent educational session and dinner on April 6 in preparation for our meetings on April 7.

 

We had an excellent Board of Directors meeting where chapter representatives were able to learn more about CompTIA AITP, discuss issues common to all chapters and share suggestions that will improve chapter effectiveness.  See the Spring 2017 Board Meeting Agenda page for details. For our leadership workshop, CompTIA’s Nancy Hammervik provided an overview of the history of CompTIA as well as the status and future plans for CompTIA AITP.

 

04/18/2017

 

 

2017 Region 5 Spring Meetings 
April 6 – 7, 2017

 

The Spring 2017 Region 5 Board Meeting and Leadership Workshop, hosted by the AITP St. Louis Professional chapter, will be held on Friday April 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon, in St. Louis at the Hyatt at the Arch Hotel.  This meeting will be held in conjunction with the AITP National Collegiate Conference being held April 6 – 9, 2017.

 

The Region Board Meeting will be 9:00 am to 10:30am.  The Leadership Workshop will consist of a CompTIA Town Hall Meeting from 10:30 am to noon.  

 

The St Louis Chapter with be having their monthly meeting Thursday evening, April 6, 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the hotel and all region meeting attendees are invited.

Accommodations: There a few hotels with in walking distant of the conference hotel as well as the Hyatt as well. The costs are between $129.00 – $159.00 dollars a night with the Hyatt giving us a $141.00 dollar rate for anyone staying there.

 

Conference Hotel:

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Hotel

315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO  63102

314-655-1234

 

Region Board Meeting Agenda and Documents:  Click here

 

St. Louis Chapter Meeting Information:

Here is the Registration Info for the Thursday St. Louis Chapter Meeting.  If you're attending NCC or the Region 5 Board Meeting on Friday morning, this will provide you the opportunity to meet with Colleen and Nancy, our primary CompTIA AITP resources.

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

5:30 PM

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

315 Chestnut St, Saint Louis, MO 

Price: $40.00 /per person

Refund policy

Join us for a discussion about the merger of AITP and CompTIA, our speakers will be Julian Wade immediate Past President of AITP and Nancy Hammervik Executive Vice-President at CompTIA. There will be time for questions and answers as well.

 

Julian Wade

Julian has been an active member of the Atlanta Chapter since 1981, and currently holds the chapter record for Perfect Attendance at regular business meetings (31 years). He recently retired from Georgia Piedmont Technical College (formerly DeKalb Tech) in Clarkston, Georgia where he was the Dean of Academic Operations. He has been involved in the IT field for more than 40 years, and has served on the Chapter Board of Directors since 1988, including serving as Chapter President in 1991. Julian was the chapter's representative to Region 7 for many years, and also served the region as Treasurer (2001-2003), Vice President (2004), and President (2005-2007).

 

Following several years (2010-2013) of service on the Association Board of Directors representing the Southern District, he served as Association Treasurer in 2014, as Executive Vice President in 2015, and as Association President for 2016, when he led the transition to our new partnership with CompTIA. He will continue to serve on the association’s Executive Council.

 

Nancy Hammervik

As executive president, industry relations, for CompTIA, Nancy Hammervik is responsible for elevating the association's public profile among its membership and across the IT industry. She is the principal liaison between members and the association; helps shape CompTIA member programs and association initiatives for the IT industry; and acts as an advocate on behalf of members and the broader industry.

 

In 2013, Ms. Hammervik led an initiative to evolve CompTIA’s membership model and grow utilization of its vast library of content. CompTIA’s “Open Access” membership model provides digital access to the vast majority of its industry insight, research and business tools to a wider audience beyond paid membership. This membership model grew CompTIA’s industry engagement from 2,000 corporate members to include more than 100,000 registered users.

 

In 2014, Ms. Hammervik helped to manage the integration of TechAmerica, one of the first US technology associations, into the CompTIA organization, broadening CompTIA’s membership base, strengthening its policy voice and growing its position in the public sector market space of the technology industry.

 

Late 2016, Ms. Hammervik led the efforts to bring AITP, a 65 year old industry professional society, under the umbrella of CompTIA member organizations and is responsible for building out a new professional association that serves aspiring students and individuals, seeking and growing IT careers.

Hammervik joined CompTIA in 2011 after a 25 year career with United Business Media’s Everything Channel, a top provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting and sales and marketing services.

 

Her last position with the company was senior vice president, events, where she was responsible for the company's entire global events business. She led the sales, marketing, recruitment, content and event production strategies for the events business. Her event portfolio focused on large scale, regional, community, virtual and custom events that brought together leading executives in the high tech industry. During her tenure there, she managed the integration of Gartner’s Vision Events portfolio, including Midsize Enterprise Summit and HealthCare Summit.

 

Meeting Information

This meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel by the Arch in downtown Saint Louis. Parking is a block West if the Hotel.

  
When:  5.30 – 8.30 pm 

Meal:  Light refreshments 
             Cash Bar

Price:  $40.00 at the door for Members and Non-Members. 
             $20.00 cost for Students 
PAYMENT at the door by cash or check or Pay online. 

RESERVATIONS required.
 
Include:  Name, Company or affiliation, Daytime phone, 
Please E-mail to: 
mailto:meetings@aitpstl.org

See LinkedIn and our MeetUp Join  http://www.meetup.com/Saint-Louis-Association-of-IT-Professionals

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03/27/2017

 

2017 Region 5 NCC Student Chapter Grant Winners Announced

The 2017 AITP National Collegiate Conference (NCC), the "Gateway to Innovation Through Information Technology", will be held in St. Louis, MO this year.  Region 5 provides grants to Region 5 student chapters to help defray the costs of participating in the NCC.  

There were 5 entries received for this year's Region 5 grant.  The Region 5 Board of Directors approved three grants of $250 each to be awarded for use in attending the annual conference.

The entries were evaluated on:

  • completeness of the funding request and updated information on chapter officers and faculty advisor(s) with email addresses posted to the chapter's web page on www.aitp.org.
  • student chapter activities/accomplishments through the previous year
  • number of students that will be attending the NCC
  • number of competitions and number of teams that the chapter will be entering in the competitions
  • fund raising activities undertaken by the student chapter to obtain the funds to cover the costs to attend
  • description of how the funds would be utilized if awarded

The winners are, in no particular order:

Ball State University

Ferris State University

Scott Community College

The other student chapters who submitted applications were:

Central Michigan University

Waukesha County Technical College

We want to thank all the student chapters for participating in the grant process this year.  The applications for the NCC Grant tally 45 students planning to attend the NCC.  Our student chapters boast some of the best and brightest students and have had several contest winners.  We anxiously await the results of 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, Northeast Wisconsin Chapter (Green Bay, WI); and Richard (Dick) Boenisch, Sheboygan Chapter (Sheboygan, WI), also the chairperson.

Region 5 represents 10 professional and 31 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.  Region 5 provides a vehicle for the exchange of information among chapters in the Region.  It provides guidance for successful chapter management.  The Region also provides educational and networking opportunities for its members.

03/07/2017

 

 

Ball State, Purdue Student Chapters Achieve SCOPA

Ball State Named Region 5 Outstanding Student Chapter

 

Region 5 had two student chapters that were awarded the Student Chapters Outstanding Performance Award (SCOPA) and qualified for the Region Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award - Ball State University and Purdue University.  These Chapters demonstrated performance above the required minimum in all five areas being evaluated:  Education, Membership, Public Relations, Meetings and Association Participation. 

 

Selection was very difficult because each were especially outstanding in different areas.   Purdue was extremely successful in increasing membership by 67% and in sending 42 students to NCC 2016 in Chicago.  They were definitely a worthy candidate.  However, Ball State offset this with their active meeting and public relations outreach that provided students many opportunities to interact with a large variety of IT professionals.    

This year’s Region 5 Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award recipient is  Ball State University Some of the 2016 accomplishments that made them stand out are:

  • 150 links from their web site and FaceBook pages to technology related sites and events
  •  22 well attended meetings, most providing opportunities to interact with IT professionals
  • Attendance at local seminars
  • Attendance at NCC
  • Student members speaking to other groups
  • Student members participating in competitions other than NCC
  • Participating in fundraising events
  • Superb documentation – including 65 pages of supplement documentation covering letters of support, sample chapter activities, fundraisers, sample public relations details and samples of the many job and internship opportunities.

 

Congratulations to 2016 Ball State University Student Chapter President Spencer Preston, Vice President Tanner Anderson, Faculty Advisor Fred Kitchens, their Board of Directors and their entire chapter membership. 

 

The Ball State Chapter now joins the other Region winners to compete for the Association Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award to be awarded at NCC later this year.

 

The selection committee consisted of  Paul Dittmann (Chicago Chapter) and Mark Gilfand (Twin City Chapter).

02/26/2017

 

Foundation for IT Education Scholarship Deadline 
is May 31, 2017

The Foundation for Information Technology Education (FITE) is now taking applications for the 2017-2018 academic year, for the Betty Stevens-Frecknall Scholarship, the Kevin Jetton Service Scholarship, and the William R. Reaugh Memorial Scholarship through May 31, 2017

These scholarships are available only to active AITP Student Members.

Scholarship applications can be found at the Foundation web site, www.edfoundation.org. Click on the Scholarship link to learn more about these IT Leaders, the scholarships themselves and to apply.

 02/26/2017

 

 

Southwestern Illinois College Student Chapter Creates Website for Local Historical Society

The Southwestern Illinois College AITP Student Chapter created a new website for the St. Clair County Historical Society, which can be found at www.stcchs.org, as a service project.

 “My goal as club sponsor is to facilitate projects for students to gain real-world experience that will get them a well-paying career,” Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems and Faculty Advisor for the student chapter Lawrence Appelbaum said in a news release. “I thought it was a good opportunity to do a quality website for a real organization. It was something the students could put on their résumés. That’s a big deal for students coming right out of school.”

 “These folks took it and ran with it and totally knocked it out of the park,” Curator William P. Shannon IV said in a news release. “Our board could not be more pleased with the results.”

Team members involved in the project included Brion Hopson of Maryville, Nathaniel Stripeik of Belleville, Zach Schaffer of Millstadt, Lia Baratti of Collinsville, Alex Rice and Dock Wells of O’Fallon, and Joshua Monroe of Belleville.

Read more here from the Belleville News-Democrat: http://www.bnd.com/news/local/education/article123103664.html.

 

And read here from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/illinois/swic-students-give-historical-society-an-early-holiday-gift/article_6f3ec13e-7530-552c-b59d-3106eec2ccdd.html.

 

01/03/2017

 

Region 5 NCC Grant Application Deadline is February 20, 2017

 

Region 5 Student Chapters: If your Student Chapter is planning on attending the National Collegiate Conference in St. Louis, MO, April 6 – 9, 2017, your chapter may qualify to be awarded a $250 grant from Region 5 to help with your chapter's travel/registration expenses.

 

Region 5 has approved funds to award up to three grants of $250 each to deserving Region 5 student chapters that will be attending the NCC.  

 

To apply, Click on "Region Information” in the "Region Quick Links” section above. On the Region Information page, you will find links for "2017 Region 5 NCC Grant Form "and "2017 Region 5 NCC Grant Procedure". Download those documents and follow the instructions.

 

In the procedure, pay particular attention to point 6 since that is the criteria that is used by the Selection Committee to award grants.

 

The deadline for electronically submitting grant applications is February 20, 2017.

 

Hope to see you all in St. Louis!

 

More information on the NCC is available at http://www.aitp.org/ncc.

01/02/2017

 

Region 5 Elects Officers for 2017

The Region 5 Board of Directors elected 2017 Officers. Serving for 2017 will be:

Paul Dittmann (Chicago Chapter) - Region 5 President

Jay Esty (Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter) – Region 5 Vice-President 

Dick Boenisch (Sheboygan Chapter) - Region 5 Secretary/Treasurer

Also serving as an officer will be Ron Mathis (Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter) – Region 5 Past President.

We appreciate these officers' willingness to serve the Region, who in turn, serves our chapters and members.

10/16/2016

 

Northeastern Wisconsin Hosted Region 5 Fall Meetings
 

Region 5 wishes to thank the Northeastern Wisconsin (N.E.W.) Chapter for hosting the fall 2016 Region 5 Board of Directors Meeting and Chapter Leaders Workshop.  We were able to join the Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter for an excellent educational session and dinner on October 12, the Technology Hub Conference on October 13, in preparation for our meetings on October 14.

 

We had an excellent Board of Directors meeting where chapter representatives were able to learn more about AITP, discuss issues common to all chapters and share suggestions that will improve chapter effectiveness.  See the Fall 2016 Board Meeting Agenda page for details.  For our Chapter Leaders Workshop, Deanna Bright of AITP Headquarters provided an overview of the new AITP Social Platform.

10/16/2016

 

 

Todd Fitzgerald Named 2016 Chicago CISO of the Year

The Chicago chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals-AITP, Infragard, ISACA, Information Systems Security Association-ISSA, and Society for Information Management-SIM are proud to announce the winner of the 2016 Chicago Chief Information Security Officer-CISO of the Year Award.  This years winner is Mr. Todd Fitzgerald of Grant Thornton International Ltd.

Todd is a published author of three security books on leadership, contributing author to a dozen others, an award winning and noted international speaker, plus a highly esteemed Information Security professional who demonstrates clear commitment to external thought leadership. In his role, Todd provides vision and thought leadership to global security programs. In addition to these significant contributions, Todd consistently makes time to network with and support his colleagues in the local CISO community.

In it’s fourth year, the program and award recognize the achievements of the individual, Industry leadership and contributions recognizing key role that information security now plays in global, regional, and local business.  The winner is determined over a 90-day nomination and cross-industry peer judging process that culminated with the Award Breakfast at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago, October 11.

Wayne Johnson, Todd Bridgewater, Tina Hauri

Click here for the full press release

10/16/2016

  

YOU are invited to the 22nd Annual AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair®

April 6-9, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri!

 “Gateway to Innovation Through Information Technology”




The 2017 National Collegiate Conference, AITP’s premier event, will be right here in Region 5, April 6-9, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch hotel.   It is co-hosted by the St Louis and Capitol (Springfield, IL) chapters in Region 5 and the Student Chapters and campuses of Missouri State University, Missouri Western State University and the University of Missouri at St. Louis.

 

Students:  By attending the event – you will not only have all the competition events that the conference is known for but you also have an awesome opportunity to be in front of IT hiring managers and recruiters with an estimated 300+ open IT internship and full time career positions to fill with top level talent!

 

Businesses:  Your organization should not miss this golden opportunity to be a part of the 22nd Annual AITP National Collegiate Conference and Career Fair®.  In just one trip, your organization can reach the nation's top Information Technology students and faculty from leading colleges and universities from all over the country.

 

Click here for more information about these opportunities and visit www.aitp.org/ncc.   

09/13/2016

 

Region 5 Members to Serve on 2017 Association Board of Directors

Carrie Drephal of the Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter will serve as the 2017 Association Vice-Chair

Larry Friedlander of the St. Louis Chapter will serve as an AITP Advisory Council Member.  

Nita Adams of the Capitol Chapter will be a non-voting member of the AITP Board of Directors, as President of the Foundation for Information Technology Education (FITE).

Region 5 has a long history of providing the association with leaders and 2017 will be no exception. Congratulations to these members and thank you for your dedication and time to help lead our association.

02/26/2017

 

2017 AITP Region 5 Officer Nominations Due August 31, 2016

AITP Region 5 is seeking members who wish to exercise their leadership skills; increase their business and AITP acumen; and provide guidance and assistance to Region 5 chapters and their leaders. They can provide this valuable service by running for a 2017 Region 5 officer position.

The open positions are: President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer. Any Region 5 member in good standing is eligible to run for these officer positions. Descriptions are in the Region Bylaws. Region 5 members interested in running for these positions must fill out a Region Officer Nomination Form and send it to Region 5 Nominating Committee Chair, Mark GilfandNomination forms are due by August 31, 2016.

The Region officers will be elected during the Fall Region 5 meeting in Appleton, WI. Details of that meeting are being worked out. Click here a calendar entry with details.

06/27/2016 

  

 

Chicago Names 2016 CIO of the Year

AITP Chicago, SIM Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago wish to congratulate Eric Yablonka, VP and Chief Innovation Officer of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences who was chosen as the 2016 CIO of the Year. Nominations were made by CxOs and senior business & IT executives. All judging and elections were done by peers in the IT community. The award was presented as part of The Executives’ Club of Chicago’s Annual Awards luncheon on May 17th.

Since 1998, the Executives’ Club of Chicago, together with the Association of Information Technology Professionals and the Society for Information Management – Chicago, have recognized technology leaders with the CIO of the Year Award. Selection considers leadership in driving business value and technological innovation, business partnerships and creating best in class workplace for IT professionals.

From left to right: Gary Czubak, Eric Yablonka, Bob Kress and Mark Lafferty

Click here for detail information.

06/16/2016

 

 Twin City Named Region 5 Outstanding Chapter

Region 5 had three chapters that qualified for Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA); Capitol, Northeast 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.  The selection was very challenging again this year because all of them demonstrated excellence in all six areas. This year’s Region Outstanding Chapter Award (ROCA) recipient is Twin CitySome of the 2015 accomplishments that made them stand out are:

  • Consistent participation by multiple chapter members in both Association and Region 5 activities.
  • Connection with student chapters as well as both financial and professional support of students.
  • Promotion of AITP to professional groups as well as a social media presence to aid in promoting AITP.
  • Involvement in numerous community organizations and business activities. 

Congratulations to 2015 Twin City Chapter President Sue Braun who also documented the accomplishments, the Board of Directors and the entire chapter membership.

The Twin City Chapter now joins the other Region ROCA winners to compete for the Association Outstanding Chapter Award (AOCA) to be awarded later this year.

The selection committee consisted of Larry Winkelman (Chicago Chapter), Nick Sondelski (Wisconsin River Valley Chapter) and Dick Boenisch (Sheboygan Chapter - chairman).

05/26/2016

 

 

Twin City Chapter Presents Student Award 

by Chris Becher, Twin City Education Director

On April 21, 2016, the Twin City AITP Chapter in Bloomington/Normal, IL honored an Illinois State University student for superior academic and extracurricular involvement. 

The chapter is proud to announce the recipient of the $500 Student Award. The award is given out annually to a student chapter AITP member that has at least 60 credit hours and is in an IT related field. Students must portray leadership skills, campus involvement, and strong academics.

The recipient this year is Colin Frazier of Illinois State University (ISU). Colin is currently a sophomore at Illinois State University studying to get his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a possible Minor in Business.

 


After joining AITP in February of 2015, he has been able to meet other information technology professionals and learn what it’s like to work in a real business environment.

  • He won a scholarship from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and as a result has engaged with mentoring from some of ISU’s professors.
  • He also went on field trips with the NSF Scholar group for the past two years, including ADM in Decatur last year and State Farm’s data center this year.
  • Next year Colin would like to be involved in a mentorship program through ISU to be able to learn more from people in his possible future professions.
  • His plans include interning in the summer of 2017, and graduation in May of 2018. After graduation, he hopes to become a software developer.

On behalf of the AITP Twin City chapter, we commend Colin on this achievement and wish him continued success.

05/06/2016

 

Region 5 Outstanding Chapters!

Region 5 congratulates the following chapters who earned the Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA) for the 2015 award year.

Capitol
Northeastern Wisconsin
Twin City

The Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA) was developed to recognize chapters for their efforts to become a well-rounded, effective group within their industry, local community and professional association. To qualify for COPA, a chapter must perform at least one qualifying activity in each of the categories of Association & Region, Chapter, Education and Community.

Region 5 will select the recipient of the Region Outstanding Chapter Award (ROCA) among the above three COPA winners. That chapter will advance to compete for the Association Outstanding Chapter Award (AOCA).

05/04/2016

       

More Region News

For more Region News, visit the Region 5 Newsletter page.      

 

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.

Automated Records Management Systems, Inc.
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