Golden Anniversary Membership Available Through 2017

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The CSPA-NYS 50th Anniversary is a time to plan for the future.  The Golden Anniversary Membership campaign has been a special 2017 initiative that celebrates 50 years of CSPA-NYS and directly supports ongoing and new initiatives and programs for members, including our grant and scholarship program.  This campaign has been critical to CSPA-NYS’ commitment to providing professional development opportunities that are affordable and accessible!  

There is still time to join the campaign during the remainder of 2017!  Golden Anniversary Membership is $50 and current CSPA-NYS members can upgrade at a discounted rate.  Those who join the campaign will receive the special 50th Anniversary commemorative pin.  Learn More and Become a Golden Anniversary Member Today

CSPA-NYS Celebrates 50 Years

CSPA-NYS Members and Friends,

It is with great pride and excitement that I announce the 50th Anniversary of CSPA-NYS.  Founded in 1967 as the New York State College Personnel Association, our organization has a great history of exemplary leadership, innovative scholarship, and rich tradition.  Fifty years later, the College Student Personnel Association of New York State, as we exist today, remains just as committed to providing excellent professional development to our members as we ever have been.

As we cross this milestone, it is a time to reflect.  This year marks not only a significant anniversary, but the end of our most recent strategic plan, which concluded in 2016.  The Final Report on the 2013-2016 Strategic Plan highlights significant achievements for our association, including an organizational brand transformation, expansion of our regional, low-cost event series, and enhancement of the online member experience.  Learn More About the CSPA-NYS Strategic Plan

Our anniversary is also a time to plan for the future.  Today, I am excited to introduce the Golden Anniversary Membership, a special 2017 campaign that will celebrate 50 years of CSPA-NYS and directly support ongoing and new initiatives and programs for members, including our grant and scholarship program.  This campaign will be critical to CSPA-NYS’ commitment to providing professional development opportunities that are affordable and accessible!  Golden Anniversary Membership is $50 and current CSPA-NYS members can upgrade at a discounted rate.  Those who join the campaign will be highlighted in multiple ways throughout the anniversary season.  Learn More and Become a Golden Anniversary Member Today

Finally, turning 50 is cause for celebration.  Throughout the remainder of the year you can look forward to joining us on a trip down memory lane.  On our social media channels and using the hashtag #CSPANYS50 we will be sharing your photos and memories, as well as portions of the CSPA-NYS archives.  Culminating in October at the 2017 Annual Conference in Corning, NY, our history will be showcased on site in a “CSPA-NYS Museum” display and celebrated at the 50th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 16 at the Corning Museum of Glass.  Stay Tuned For How You Can Contribute

The 2017 Annual Conference theme, Mosiac, is a tribute to our anniversary, our history, and your stories.  Program proposals are currently being accepted and early-bird registration, as of today, is now open!  Register for the 2017 Annual Conference

It’s been my pleasure to serve as President during this momentous time for CSPA-NYS and I look forward to not only celebrating with you this year, but joining you as we lead CSPA-NYS into 50 more strong and vibrant years!

Sincerely,

Benjamin Fabian
President, CSPA-NYS

Annual Conference Corner - Call for Programs

Annual Conference Corner - Call for Programs

CSPA-NYS is excited to invite you to submit a program proposal for the 2016 CSPA-NYS Annual Conference which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Buffalo, New York. The Next Gen and Graduate Student Pre-Conference sessions are scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd and general conference sessions are scheduled for Sunday, October 23rd through Tuesday, October 25th. Program proposals will be accepted online until Monday, June 20, 2016 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NFWCFQV.

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CSPA-NYS at the National Conventions

CSPA-NYS at the National Conventions

Every year, we look forward to the CSPA-NYS social hosted at the ACPA national convention, this year held in historic Montreal, QC, Canada at the Rosewood Montreal Pub & Restaurant. With over 75 colleagues and friends from across the country joining us on the Sunday night of convention for some delicious food, drinks, and conversation, the event was a great success and helped us all to connect with more of our NYS colleagues.

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Attending and Presenting at the Community College Institute (CCI)

Attending and Presenting at the Community College Institute (CCI)

My name is Megan Wyett, Vice President for Professional Development - Elect for the College Student Personnel Association of New York State, Inc., and I am writing to you to encourage you to consider attending the 9th annual Community College Institute (CCI), taking place Friday, June 24 at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY!

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Submitting Articles to the New York Journal of Student Affairs (NYJSA)

Submitting Articles to the New York Journal of Student Affairs (NYJSA)

The New York Journal of Student Affairs (NYJSA): The Journal of the College Student Personnel Association of New York State publishes scholarship that addresses contemporary issues relevant to higher education and the practice of student affairs professionals. The journal is hosted by Canisius College and provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

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