11 Jan News: Live from Long Island, it’s the SUNYCUAD Annual Educational Conference!
Mark your calendars for June 5-7, 2013
Here’s the latest from 2013 Conference Co-chair Kathy Coley:
Plans for the 2013 SUNYCUAD Educational Conference in Long Island are progressing. A recent visit to the newly renovated Hilton Long Island/Huntington confirmed that the site of our conference is just perfect! The rooms are beautiful and there is almost more meeting space than we need. Please take a look for yourself by visiting www.hiltonlongisland.com.
A wonderful group of volunteers is working with the conference steering committee, including Louise Wilson, director of alumni affairs at Cayuga Community College. Louise is designing transportation options for those who live far from Long Island. Options being discussed include buses leaving from the western and northern parts of the state, as well as campus vans to pick people up at specific airports. Taking Amtrak to Penn Station, then catching the Long Island Railroad to Farmingdale works well also.
Tim Nekritz, director of Web communication at SUNY Oswego, has sent out a call for conference presenters (also available online). We ask that you forward it to anyone who could be a good addition to our conference. With our proximity to Manhattan, we should be able to engage some top-notch speakers.
Eileen Hasson, director of alumni affairs at Farmingdale State College, is working on our Thursday night entertainment as well as reasons to come early to Long Island and stay through the weekend. While visiting you can enjoy vineyards tours, boat excursions, the cradle of aviation, Bethpage Black Golf Course, museums and mansions.
Tracy Rammacher, director of publications and electronic media at SUNY Cortland, is chairing the marketing committee, which includes Amanda Swan, gifts officer at SUNY New Paltz, and Michele DeCarlo, associate for public relations at Columbia Greene Community College. Burt Myers, art director at Binghamton University, and his colleague Melissa Barbieri, development assistant, are creating the conference postcard and program.
Please let us know if you want to help. It takes many hands to make a successful conference. Keep an eye on the SUNYCUAD website for conference updates.
See you in Long Island!
Kathy Coley, Director of Communications, Farmingdale State College