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November 30, 2014
Our partners atDellhave presented their November discounts, just in time for the holidays! To view all of the Dell discounts offered this month,click here.
All of AITP's partner and affiliates discounts can be found on theProducts and Services Discountpage.
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AITP National Collegiate Conference will celebrate the20thAnniversary in Omaha!
By Kevin Jetton, AITP NCC Director
It is hard to believe that it soon will be twenty years ago since theAITP National Collegiate Conference(Originally the DPMA National Collegiate Conference) was born back in the spring of 1996 in Corpus Christi, Texas and hosted by what is now Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. One funny story from that conference were when some attendees from up north asking me where the beach and waves were since we were on the Texas Gulf Coast to which I pointed out “yander” beyond the Corpus Christi Bay to Mustang/Padre Island for the true Gulf of Mexico Texas coastline as opposed to the more tranquil (and not so pretty water) of Corpus Christi Bay.
The event was born out of a desire to showcase our student member’s talent and give our student chapters a national Information Technology competition event as well as connect attendees together with IT recruiters to land awesome jobs. Visionaries such as Jack Russell, Al Strong and Brian Reithel, among others, lead the charge and with the help headquarters staff, the 1stNCC was born with just under 300 attendees.
Viewing at the event history over the years, for many – it is a trip down memory lane for faculty advisors and AITP leaders such as Jack & Barbara Russell, Teresa Hickerson, Brian Reithel, Diane Murphey, Al Strong, Bill Fly, Larry Friedlander, Astrit Mehmeti, Nita Adams and many others representing yet another year we bring student groups to the conference and/or help make the event the success that it is. Many of these individuals and others have been recognized over the years for their dedication and service as either Faculty Advisors of the Year, Faculty Members Going the Extra Mile or bestowed the Mike Burrell NCC Volunteer of the Year award.
Some of you may not realize that some of our past NCC attendees as students continue giving back to the organization and the event in their professional lives post-graduation such as Mark and Jill Grimes who met via AITP long ago at Ole Miss and are now proud new parents of a little girl! They have both been a valuable part of the NCC team.
The NCC has been all over the country and to a few select cities, more than once!Click here to see the NCC history.Some 20 years later, the event still draws the nation’s best IT talent, superb speakers, leading innovative IT organizations seeking attendees out to join their workforce and is an event NOT to miss.Right now, we are exploring the opportunity to bring the NCC to downtown Cleveland for the first time ever for the year 2018 so stay tuned!
As one of the few, if not the only, individuals who have attended and staffed every single AITP National Collegiate Conference event, I hope that you and your student chapter members will be joining us in Omaha next spring to help celebrate 20 years of awesome AITP National Collegiate Conferences!
Kevin & Yolie Jetton
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SignUp 2014: Refer a Member and Receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card
There's still time to refer your friends, colleagues and peers as part of the AITPSignUp 2014, a contest giving you a great chance to earn prizes for yourself and your chapter simply by referring friends and colleagues to become an AITP member.From now until December 15, 2014 visit thecontest web pageand enter the email addresses of contacts who you know would benefit from the career-advancing benefits of AITP membership.
Milestone Anniversaries and New Members
Happy Milestone Anniversary to members forAugust 2014andSeptember 2014, thank you for being dedicated AITP members! Also, welcome to AITP'snewest members!
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Distinguished Information Sciences Award (DISA)
The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is accepting nominations for the 2014Distinguished Information Sciences Award (DISA). The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions through distinguished services to the field of information management. Past winners of the DISA include Grace Hopper (founder of the computer language COBOL) and Bill Gates, among others.
The DISA submission deadline isDecember 31, 2014.
If you would like to nominate a candidate for the 2014 DISA, please note the following guidelines:
1. Candidates need not be an AITP member.
2. Nominations are open to all men and women.
3. There are no restrictions as to the nature of the contributions or the type of service rendered by an individual being considered for nomination, as long as it pertains directly to the interests and advancement of information management.
4. Previously nominated, but not selected candidates are eligible for resubmission.
Annual Meeting of the Members
AITP just held their Annual Meeting of the Members on Thursday, October 30th. Members were able to hear reports from the current AITP Board and the announcement of the 2013 AOCA winning chapter, learn more about the 2015 AITP Board members, and ask questions. If you were unable to attend the meeting but would like to know more about what was discussed, you can view the slide presentationhere.
2013 Annual Report
The AITP 2013 Annual Report is now available!This Annual Reportsummarizes the program, educational and operationalactivities for 2013, which was another transitional year for the Association.AITP took steps toward a stronger financial footing, renewed its focus onmember needs, and selected a new partner for association managementstarting in 2014.Click hereto view/download the 2013 Annual Report.
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Virtual Water Cooler: Student Fundraising
On October 16, 2014 the Texas State University Student Chapter, along with the Student Development Committee, presented a Virtual Water Cooler on student fundraising.There were a lot of great ideas shared by all who attended.If you need some advise on how to do fundraising in your chapter, but were unable to attend the webinar you can view a recording on ourVirtual Water Coolerspage.
Region 3 Conference
The 2014 AITP Region 3 Student Conference was held on the campus of Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma on October 2-4, 2014. Students from Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas were in attendance. Thirteen different schools were represented at the conference. There were 157 students registered, along with faculty, professional members, sponsors, exhibitors, judges, speakers and volunteers for a total head count of 204. There were a total of eight different contests for the students to participate in. The contests were: Microsoft Office, Systems Analysis and Design, PC Troubleshooting, Mobile Applications, Database Design, Security Scenarios, Network Design and Java Programming.
The ICCP Information Systems Analysis (ISA) exam was given to students who wanted to take the exam. Thirty-one students took the exam, with fifteen students passing the exam. Two students passed the ISA at the mastery level.
The Overall School Placings were as follows:
3rd Place school: Missouri State University
2nd Place school: University of Houston
1st Place school: Cameron University
For a complete list of the contest winners,click here.
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