Kerri White, Ed.D. recently joined the ACHE Home Office Team at the University of Oklahoma (OU) where she manages ACHE’s social media, and writes and edits much of the content for ACHE’s three weekly online newsletters:
Kerri is an ACHE Emerging Leader Institute graduate and brings a uniquely intelligent, curious, and fun attitude to her work, which is reflected in her writing.
Kerri’s primary role at OU Outreach is Arkansas/Louisiana Technical Assistance Coordinator for the South Central Comprehensive Center. In this role, she coordinates and provides strategic planning and capacity building technical assistance to state education agency leaders and staff.
Prior to coming to OU, Kerri served as Assistant State Superintendent at the Oklahoma State Department of Education where she focused on Educator Effectiveness. She is a former secondary mathematics teacher and curriculum designer. Kerri’s passion is improving the lives of students through adult professional learning, systems improvement, and policy implementation.
Invitation to ACHE Members and Regional Chairs
To ensure that future ACHE communications meet the needs of its members, Kerri invites Members and Regional Chairs to contribute in two ways: (1) submit feature ideas for future newsletters and (2) actively check in and post on ACHE’s social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn).
Newsletter Feature Ideas:
Send submissions, ideas, and questions to email@example.com. Because the three newsletters have different topics of focus, your submission could appear in any of the three.
Social Media Engagement Ideas:
Please help us welcome Dr. Kerri White to the ACHE Home Office Team as she brings her tremendous experience and talent to the organization as we focus on an exciting year of professional learning and networking.
Belinda Biscoe, Ph.D., Vice President
University of Oklahoma Outreach and College of Continuing Education
ACHE Executive Vice President
Thank you to everyone who attended
the 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
in Portland, Oregon this week!
Take a peek at a few special moments from the conference experience, and start imagining yourself at the 2018 ACHE Conference and Meeting next year.
We are tying up the final details and
rolling out the red carpet to meet you at
the 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
in Portland, Oregon next week!
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Congratulations to the winners of the
ACHE 2017 Scholarships!
These winners will be honored during
the Annual Awards Luncheon at
the 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
in Portland, Oregon later this month.
Kathie Nicoletti, University of OklahomaACHE’s 2017 Memorial Staff Scholarship
Laura Parker, University of Oklahoma
ACHE's 2017 Graduate Student Conference Grant
Maria Cherjovsky, University of Central Florida
ACHE's 2017 Wayne Whelan Scholarship
Learn more about or donate to these scholarships.
We can hardly contain our excitement about who all is coming to
the 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting in Portland, Oregon later this month!
Don't see your institution's logo below? Maybe that's because you haven't registered yet. Don't let your institution miss out on the incredible professional learning, networking, and though-provoking discussion that will occur October 23-25 at #ACHEimagine.
Register now! Early Bird Registration Discount ends today (October 6, 2017).
FACES OF ACHE:
A Panel Discussion on Diversity and Inclusiveness
79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
Continuing education continues to expand into the aggressive recruitment of underserved student populations, by way of community college articulation agreements and grant-supported initiatives focused specifically on the recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations in STEM. But as the challenge continues to boost enrollments and retain these students – and in light of pending changes to the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program – there is less time to focus on diversity and inclusion programming and strategies that help not only with student satisfaction and retention, but also of those diverse faculty and staff who support them. The panel will share their insights into such topics as recruitment of diverse faculty and staff, mentorship, research projects with diverse faculty and students, and innovative engagement.
Join the conversation about diversity and inclusiveness in continuing higher education at #ACHEimagine!
October 23-25, 2017
Early Bird Registration Discount Extended
Register by Friday, October 6 to receive the early bird discount, which was extended to honor those affected by severe storms in recent weeks.
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The 79th Annual ACHE Conference & Meeting
October 23-25, 2017
Imagine yourself in Portland, Oregon, participating in a thought-provoking professional development conference! You’ll learn, you’ll network, and you’ll be reminded of why we are so committed to continuing higher education. And what better location to be refreshed and recharged than the great Pacific Northwest and the amazing city of Portland!
With centralized access to some of the best entertainment and relaxation activities in Portland, the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland in the Lloyd District is eager to host #ACHEimagine.
Taking a stroll through Washington Park, home to the International Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, and Portland Children's Museum
Enjoying a hike, drive, or bike ride through Forest Park
Touring the Pittock Mansion, Portland Art Museum, and Oregon Museum of Science and History
Exploring the entire city on Segway, MAX Light Rail, riverboat, or stretch limousine
Renting a bicycle to explore Downtown, the Pearl District, or Kings Heights
Tasting the delicacies of the Northwest, including wines, craft beers, pastries, and fine foods
Or, of course, come early and join us on the ACHE Waterfall Hiking Tour on October 22 (separate registration required)
Register today to attend #ACHEimagine for your opportunity to learn, network, and explore the city!
Announcing the ACHE 2017 Award Winners!
ACHE is pleased to announce the 2017 Award Winners!
Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24 during the 79th ACHE Annual Conference & Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Register to attend #ACHEimagine for your opportunity to meet these amazing educators!
Derek Bardell, Delgado Community College
Rising Star Awards
Megan Veach, University of West Florida
Danielle Schukoske, Florida Institute of Technology
Ashley Nietfeld, Kansas State University
Creative Use of Technology CREDIT Program
Using an ePortfolio in an Adult Degree Completion Program, Middle Tennessee State University
Creative Use of Technology NON-CREDIT Program
Orientation On-Demand: Focused Mini-Guides in Video Format for Adult Students, Neumann University
Distinguished CREDIT Programs
The Military Transition Program, Drexel University
Choctaw University Leadership Symposium, Choctaw University
Distinguished NON-CREDIT Program
Rural Grocery Summit, Kansas State University
Crystal Marketing Award
Applied Behavior Analysis Audience Engagement Campaign, University of West Florida
Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations
Integrated Language Skills / Non-Credit, Kansas State University
We are sad to report the loss of Jane Sipes, Coordinator of TN e-Campus Instruction at Tennessee Technological University (TTU). She also served as President of TACHE in 2002. She passed away Wednesday, September 6. Services for Jane will be Sunday, September 10 at the Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens - 3700 N Germantown Pkwy 38133.
Jane was a long-time member of ACHE and actively engaged in the ACHE South Region. She had many friends throughout the Association and will be sincerely missed. Her colleague at TTU and fellow ACHE member Steven Frye shared, “We are deeply saddened here at TTU,” and he asked us to share the news with Jane’s colleagues and friends in ACHE.
The Association will make a contribution to a new scholarship fund being set up in her honor at TTU and honor her at the Portland conference with a memorial resolution.
Any additional memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund made in Jane's memory:
Tennessee Tech University
Jane Sipes Memorial Scholarship
Cookeville, TN 38505
ACHE is going on a field trip!
**In the event the Gorge is closed due to recent wildfires, the Tour will go to very scenic SILVER FALLS STATE PARK.**
Make your plans to come one day early to the 79th Annual ACHE Conference and Meeting in Portland, Oregon. That's right! Come in one day early and go on a field trip with ACHE on Sunday, October 22.
ACHE's Field Trip Fundraiser will include an amazing Waterfall Tour of Columbia Gorge - and will raise money to support ACHE Scholarships.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
10:30 AM - 5:00PM
Includes Box Lunch, ACHE Hat,
Keepsake Field Guide, and a Contribution
to the ACHE Scholarship Fund
Register for the Field Trip Waterfall Tour and Scholarship Fundraiser today!
Trip Leader: Dr. Greg Plumb, Author of Waterfall Lover's Guide to the Pacific Northwest
There are over 120 waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge of Washington & Oregon. Within just a few hours time, you will visit among the best ones accessible via the magnificent Columbia Gorge Highway. Tour stops include Latourell Falls, Wahkeena Falls, Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls, Ponytail Falls, and Elowah Falls.
Click for more information and conference registration, then tell us (and the world) what you are most looking forward to about this year's conference using the hashtag #ACHEimagine or mention @ACHEinc on Twitter and Facebook.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
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