Letter from the Executive Director - May 2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
NODA Association May Update
May is always a bittersweet time of year as we say goodbye to the students who have touched our lives. We have seen these students grow and championed their accomplishments. At the same time, we welcome incoming students to prepare them for their next chapter of their lives. Our responsibilities as OTR professionals is rewarding and can be daunting as well. It is great to see our accomplishments play out as we watch our students through their years with us.
Thank you to everyone who put in the time and effort to apply for the 2021 Annual Conference Program Chair. We know the personal effort that goes into applying and appreciate you for wanting to give back to your Association. I would like to congratulate Larry Cloud, from the University of Arkansas, who has been selected to serve as the 2021 Annual Conference Program Chair. The applications for the 2021 Program Planning Committee will open in the fall so watch for more details.
Later this summer the Association Office will be seeking applications for various leadership and volunteer opportunities. We will be searching for network chairs and association committee members, along with Regional Coordinators for select Regions. If these are areas that you are interested in or know someone who would be please watch for the announcement.
Mark your calendar for June 3rd as we open registration for the NODA 2019 Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. The 2019 Program Planning Committee has been working diligently to bring NODA members an excellent educational experience. In addition to the Annual Conference, the Retention Symposium will be offered, along with the Orientation Professionals Institute and back this year, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Summit. For our students, we will offer again this year the Student Leadership Institute and Grad Symposium. Many exciting educational programs are offered and you do not want to miss out. Please plan to join us October 20-23 for the NODA 2019 Annual Conference.
It’s go time! Know that we at the Association Office are cheering you on. Good luck as you welcome new students and families. You Got This!
Until next time….
Joyce Holl, NODA Executive Director