Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ronald McDonald House - Thank You!

The NACADA 2010 Host Committee would like to thank everyone who participated and donated their unused toiletry items for the Ronald McDonald House. The purpose of the Ronald McDonald House is to provide a "home away from home" for families with seriously ill, critically injured or chronically ill children who are being treated at local hospitals and medical facilities.

With your assistance, we collected approximately 850 items (Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, etc.) and donated them to the downtown Orlando location. The volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House were excited and overwhelmed with this amount. These were one of many items on their "wish" list and will go to help many families who visit and stay there.

Once again thank you all who donated. See you all in Denver next year!

NACADA 2010 Host Committee

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Closing Thoughts from Charlie Nutt

Charlie Nutt provides his thoughts for NACADA members as we close the 2010 Annual Conference in Orlando and look forward to future opportunities. Check out other great quick clips and photos from the conference.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The NACADA Commission & Interest Group Fair

Did you miss visiting the NACADA Commission & Interest Fair? No need to worry. Be sure to check out the online photo album with pictures & links to their respective the division group information.

For those of you interested in seeing all the NACADA Commission & Interest Group Division opportunities available, please be sure to see all the division listings HERE.

Are you LOVING the #nacada10 Conference? Then stay involved!

Q&A with Keynote Speaker Rey Junco

After a great opening keynote session last night, NACADA member Amy Korthank had an opportunity to ask some follow up questions with Rey Junco. Don't forget to check out Rey's blog and follow him on twitter.com/reyjunco to continue the conversation on social media and student engagement.

Highlights for Monday

The 1st day of sessions is about to kick off. Don't forget about the following events today...
  • Today is school spirit day, I hope you're wearing your shirt and connecting with advisors from other universities.
  • The Commission and Interest Group Fair occurs 12:15-1:45 p.m. in Veracruz A/B.
  • The Silent Auction starts today in the Veracruz Exhibit Hall along with various exhibitors, be sure to stop by!
  • Don't forget about the Common Reading Event tonight from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Coronado S/T.
I hope all NACADA attendees have a great 1st day, we'll be posting a video follow up to Rey Junco's keynote this afternoon!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

NACADA Members Check In!

Click here to check out other quick videos from NACADA members as they arrive in Orlando on Sunday afternoon and share their stories.

The day has arrived - welcome to Orlando

We are officially kicking off the Annual Conference tonight with the Opening General Session on Sunday, October 3 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Coronado Ballroom. You will hear from NACADA leadership and the plenary speaker, Rey Junco.

Here’s a formal welcome from Conference Chair Jose Rodriguez, thanks Jose…

Welcome to Orlando! Thanks for joining us this year; we are very excited to have you as our guests. On behalf of this year’s planning committee, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all our new and returning attendees. I’d also like to extend a special welcome to all our international attendees.

I encourage you to meet with others, discuss issues, exchange numbers and e-mails. This conference is more than just about attending sessions, but also about getting connected with colleagues from around the nation and the world.

I hope you will also participate in our online endeavors. This year, NACADA has got social media covered. We are tweeting, blogging, facebooking (yes, it’s a verb), and flickering. I encourage you to add to the online discussion and community. Our online endeavors are meant to be an extension of the face-to-face experience. Regardless of your level of expertise with online media, I encourage you to share your NACADA stories with us, your pictures, and to see what others are chatting about.

On behalf of the conference committee, Region 4, and the NACADA family, welcome again to your national conference!