Dear AITP Region 18
Welcome to the April 2013 edition of the AITP Region 18 CommuniGram. We will keep you informed on a regular basis of current news and upcoming events around the region. Be a contributor for your chapter or as an individual member. To submit a short article, send it via email to John Parkinson at email@example.com.
John Parkinson, Greater Wheeling Chapter
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My Experience At NCC 2013 by Mark Stanisa KSU Ashtabula Student Chapter
When I was approached by Ed Drum to join AITP in the summer of 2012, he was so excited to talk about his experience at the NCC (National Collegiate Conference) 2012. It was as if this conference was the highlight of joining AITP. So I joined in the summer of 2012, knowing that I wanted to get into the computer field and wanted to get as much exposure as I could.
Not much happened for the rest of the summer until fall semester started. That’s when I went to my first meeting. It was OK; we did not do much but talk about fund raisers and getting certifications at the NCC. I was a little turned off, when do we get into the computer work. I joined the club to learn more about computers. So I thought to myself, give it some time, you cannot judge a year’s worth of experience on one meeting.
As time went on, and I got involved in the meetings and fund raisers, I started to make new friends and what I felt was a professional relationship with our two mentors, Irene Edge and Carolyn Carvalho. It was not known to me at the time, but these two ladies will have the largest impact in my computer technology experience at Kent State University. They were more than Professors at the school and mentors in AITP; they were genuine women who really wanted the students to get the most out of their time in school and after graduation.
The fund raisers did more than just raise money for the trip; they seem to have given the whole experience a sense of worth. One truly does appreciate things more when they have put the time in to doing it right. A lesson all professionals should understand and implement.
Lifetime Awards Presented
On Tuesday April 23rd, I traveled to Ashtabula Ohio and was honored to present 2 Lifetime Awards at the joint Northeastern Chapter KSU Ashtabula Student Chapter meeting. Late in 2012 Irene Edge and Darlene Gerber were informed that they had been approved for the Lifetime Award.
Irene Edge is a 25 year member of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter and charted the Kent State University Ashtabula Campus Student Chapter in 1990. For 23 years, Irene, her husband Ted and three children, Stephanie, Tyler and Rachel have contributed their time and talent to making the KSU Ashtabula Student Chapter one of the most active in Ohio and Region 18. Irene has assisted the students in fund raising activities for funding a number of trips to the National Collegiate Conference. She has spent literally thousands of hours helping to prepare the teams for their competitions. Each summer she sponsors a chapter picnic so that the students can keep connected. She keeps the professional chapter informed of the student’s activities and assists with the yearly Student sponsored professional chapter meeting.
Membership in AITP has provided Irene with an abundance of resource she has used in the classroom. She has built a network of IT colleagues and professionals, and has benefitted greatly from the DPMA/AITP experience.
Darlene Gerber is a 22 year member of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter and was a charter member of the Kent State University Ashtabula Campus Student Chapter in 1990. She is a past chapter President, Vice President and current Chapter Liaison and Awards chairperson. She also held the offices of Region 18 President, Vice President and is currently the Secretary. She held the Association office of Eastern District Director for 4 years and was the Association Treasurer in 2011. These positions at the Association level are time consuming and require a commitment. Being a member of AITP has assisted Darlene with her career and increasing her IT knowledge. Darlene began as a student member, and was ready to get involved the minute she joined the professional chapter. She is a Product Data Specialist at Buyers Products Company located in Mentor, OH. Darlene also loves to quilt and is a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Congratulations to Darlene and Irene! Ladies, it was indeed an honor to be the one to present your awards.
Registration is now open for the Saturday, June 8, 2013 itCon. The event is being held at the Holiday Inn - Akron West, 4073 Medina Road, Akron, Ohio. The event will start at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM. Check in will start at 8:00 AM. Cost for the event is just $20.
For details, schedule and registration, go to: http://aitp-region18.org/ITCon/index.htm
Johnstown Firm Receives PA Tech Award
On April 9,
2012 the western Pennsylvania firm Concurrent Technologies Corp. (CTC) received
the 2013 Technology Provider of the Year from TechQuest Pennsylvania at
the PA Tech Awards Celebration which was held Hershey, PA. CTC was nominated for
the award as a result of all of its contributions submitted across several
categories. Accepting the award for CTC was Matt Hoffman, CTC Director of
Software Development. Matt is a member and president of the Johnstown PA
Congratulations to Matt and CTC!
To read the entire article go to: https://ext.sharepoint.ctc.com/ctcComContent/StageMedia/Press Releases/CTC_041213_pr.pdf
Did you know?
? That in addition to belonging to your local chapter?
? You also belong to the AITP national association, http://www.aitp.org/, and?
? Region 18, the Leadership Region, http://www.aitp-region18.org/.
? Your Region 18 Officers, http://www.aitp-region18.org/officers.html.
? Your Region 18 Chapter Directors (RDs), http://www.aitp-region18.org/directors.html.
? You can ask questions of or request information about Region 18 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
? Region 18 is comprised of Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. See the region map on the Region 18 website.
? Region 18 currently has 10 active chapters, 1 inactive chapter and 1 that qualifies as active but does not hold meetings.
? Active chapters can be found in the following cities: Akron, Charlotte, Columbus, Johnstown, Geneva (Northeastern Ohio), Pittsburgh, Richmond, Raleigh (Research Triangle Park - RTP), Winston-Salem (Tarheel) and Wheeling.
? Region 18 sponsors two events a year ? a Spring Conference and a Fall Leadership Retreat.
This CommuniGram is being sent to all AITP Region 18 members as listed on the association web site.
This issue created: 12/21/2009 Last updated: 12/22/2009
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