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2002 - 2003 Student Chapter Awards

Sunday, October 05, 2003   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Morton, AITP Awards Committee Chair
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Along with its awards to its professional ranks, AITP annually makes a special effort to recognize its student member chapters, regions, and the volunteers that drive their success. Awards include the SIPA (Student Individual Performance Award), the SCOPA (Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award), the Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Student Chapter Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.

Student Individual Performance Award (SIPA)
Student members are encouraged to work toward this award by completing activities that include

  • Successive Years of Chapter Membership
  • Perfect Meeting Attendance
  • Chapter Committee Activity
  • Chapter Officer Activity
  • Presentations Made to the Chapter on IT-related Topics
  • Recruiting New Members
  • Academic Excellence
  • Attendance at Sponsoring Professional Chapter Meetings
  • Special Projects (Working with Faculty Advisor)
  • AITP Conference Attendance
  • Attendance at Related IT Industry Events

The award is non-competitive in that every member of the chapter can achieve the award through participation. Detailed information can be found in the Student Awards Manual (available in the Manuals & Forms page online).

SIPA: 2002-2003 Winners
Mark Pauly
, Fox Valley Technical College
Michael Bodoh, Fox Valley Technical College
William Flemal, Fox Valley Technical College
Charles Ingrelli, Milwaukee Area Technical College West Campus
Kimberly Casson, North Central Technical College
Mark Kroeplin, North Central Technical College
Eric Papa, Widener University
Michelle Shefsky, Widener University


Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (SCOPA)
Student chapters are encouraged to work toward this award presented annually for outstanding chapter performance. This award indicates the chapter is providing a variety of opportunities to and for its members. Performance is judged on

  • Overall Chapter Membership Headcount Year-to-Year
  • Presentation of Educational Programs
  • Member Registration with IT Industry Conferences or Exhibits
  • Attendance of Leadership Training Sessions at Sponsoring Professional Chapter
  • Production of Meeting Announcements
  • Chapter Newsletter Publication
  • Monthly Activity Reports
  • Meeting Regularity & Activities
  • Participation with Association Events, including Professional Chapter Meetings, Regional, National and Student Conferences
  • Member Public Speaking Engagements
  • Special Projects

Detailed information can be found in the Student Awards Manual (available in the Manuals & Forms page online).

SCOPA: 2002-2003 Winners
Region Chapter
03, University of Louisiana at Monroe (3017)
03, Northwestern State University (3129)
03, Ole Miss/University of Mississippi
05, Bradley University (5146)
05, Milwaukee Area Technical College - West Campus (5150)
09, Central Michigan University (9021)
11, Widener University (11036)


Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award

Look for the Student Chapter of the Year Selection at the 2004 AITP National Collegiate Conference in Omaha, Nebraska! This Chapter is selected from the winners of the SCOPA Award. Detailed information can be found in the Student Awards Manual (available in the Manuals & Forms page online).


Outstanding Student Chapter Faculty Advisor of the Year Award
This award is presented annually at the National Collegiate Conference to the winning student chapter faculty advisor chosen from faculty advisors of student chapters who achieved SCOPA for the previous two years. Detailed information is published annually in the National Collegiate Conference brochure.


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