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50 Years of CSPA-NYS

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the College Student Personnel Association of New York State.  This tremendous milestone will be recognized through a year-long celebration kicking off in Buffalo, NY at the 2016 Annual Conference and culminating in Corning, NY at the 2017 Annual Conference.  The year of celebration will include a series of special events and initiatives focused on engaging with both current and past members of the association's rich history.  To facilitate this planning, the CSPA-NYS board has approved the creation of a 50th Anniversary Task Force.


Golden Anniversary Membership

Golden Anniversary Membership is a special 2017 campaign that celebrates 50 years of CSPA-NYS and directly supports ongoing and new initiatives and programs for CSPA-NYS members, including professional development and research grants and scholarships.

The cost of Golden Anniversary Membership is $50.  Current CSPA-NYS student and professional members can upgrade to Golden Anniversary Membership at a discounted rate.

Golden Anniversary Members will be recognized at the 50th Anniversary Gala at the 2017 Annual Conference, listed in the Annual Conference program and highlighted on the CSPA-NYS website.


2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 Annual Conference in Corning, NY will be the culmination of the 50th Anniversary celebration.  Special anniversary highlights will include a "50 Years of CSPA-NYS" Museum, keynote speakers reflecting on the history and future of our association and profession, and a 50th Anniversary Gala at the Corning Museum of Glass on Monday, October 16.

50th Anniversary Gala

The 50th Anniversary Gala will be held on October 16, 2017 at the Corning Museum of Glass in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Conference.  One ticket to the gala is included with the cost of conference registration.  Individual tickets to the gala for those not attending the conference can be purchased separately online.  Gala attire is business formal/cocktail.


Share Your CSPA-NYS Memories

The Annual Conference Team is collecting artifacts for a CSPA-NYS Museum at conference.  Artifacts include apparel, pins, promotional items, or any other piece of CSPA-NYS history.  Artifact items will be collected, cataloged, and returning following conference.


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50th Anniversary Task Force

To facilitate the celebration of the 50th Anniversary, the CSPA-NYS board has approved the creation of a 50th Anniversary Task Force.  Task force members were recruited in the summer of 2016.

Chris Diggs, Fashion Institute of Technology | Past President
Laura Dulski, Finger Lakes Community College  |  Board Member
Ben Fabian, University at Buffalo  |  President
Brian Haggerty, University at Buffalo  |  Crystal Circle
Kim Kline, SUNY Buffalo State  |  Member
Chelsea Montrois, University at Buffalo  |  Member
Kristen Mruk, Genesee Community College  |  2017 Annual Conference Chair
Tom Priester, Genesee Community College  |  Crystal Circle
Peter Smith, University at Buffalo  |  Crystal Circle