Message from the CCME President:
The 2014 CCME Professional Development Symposium is just around the corner. It will be held February 10-13 in Savannah, Georgia. So, it is time to start thinking about conference registration and hotel reservations. You might also want to consider running for office. Three CCME officer positions need to be filled: Secretary-Elect, Vice President-Elect, and a President-Elect.
Based on feedback from you, the membership, we are placing a major emphasis on concurrent sessions this year. For the first time, concurrent sessions will be offered every afternoon: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Our keynote speaker on Tuesday morning will be Jessica Lynch. In 2003, PFC Lynch, a 19-year-old supply clerk with the 507th Maintenance Company out of Fort Bliss, Texas, was injured and became an Iraqi prisoner of war. PFC Lynch was later rescued by US forces. This was the first successful rescue of an American POW since World War II and the first ever of a woman. Lynch separated from the service and in 2011 received a BA degree in Elementary Education form West Virginia University.
We will once again hold the banquet on Wednesday night (instead of Thursday). This year's theme: Crossroads in Military Education: Looking Back, Moving Forward, recognizes the 70th anniversary of the passage of the G.I. Bill. To mark the occasion, the banquet will focus on 1944 and World War II. Feel free to dress the part. In keeping with the WWII theme, the entertainment for the evening will be a 40's singing group called Letters From Home. Their mission is "to honor our veterans, active military and their families through song."
We plan to have another Golf Tournament on Monday. Since this will be a "scramble", it will be for golfers of ALL experience levels. I hope that we can have a good turnout. Besides helping to support a military charity, it is also an excellent opportunity to have fun and to meet other CCME members. We are also planning to have a 5K Run/Walk on Tuesday afternoon after the sessions. This will also provide the attendees with an event to have fun, to meet other CCME members and to support a military charity.
If you have questions going forward, please feel free to e-mail any of the CCME Board Members or me directly at email@example.com.
I look forward to seeing you in Savannah February 10-13th 2014.
Michael Heberling, Ph.D.
Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret)
President, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
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