GEAC blazes new trails at 2013 Annual Conference
More than 160 advancement professionals from colleges, universities and technical colleges all across Georgia gathered at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa for the 2013 GEAC Annual Conference.
Held Nov. 20-22 in the shadow of Georgia’s highest peak, this year’s conference welcomed representatives from more than 40 different public and private institutions for three days of sessions and speakers tailored specifically to meet the needs of higher education professionals working in the areas of alumni relations, advancement services, communications/marketing and development. Highlights included keynote presentations by Lori Croy, director of web communications at the University of Missouri, and retired Brigadier General Jeff Foley.
The annual conference provided the perfect opportunity to recognize excellence within the GEAC community. Recipients of this year’s GEAC Awards included:
Su Ann Bird, South Georgia Technical College, Educational Fundraising
John Cornell, College of Coastal Georgia, Communications and Marketing
Marilyn Somers, Georgia Institute of Technology, Alumni Relations
David Cantrell, Georgia Regents University, Outstanding Newcomer
University of North Georgia, Overall Institutional Excellence
Tom Landrum, University of Georgia, Lifetime Achievement
The GEAC Board of Directors offers special thanks to Wes Zamzow of Georgia Regents University for his work as conference planning chair. We are also indebted to the many volunteers who helped to make the conference a success, as well as the record number of sponsors who provided the financial support necessary to help us meet our goal of providing affordable professional development opportunities for Georgia’s higher education advancement community.
Mark your calendars now for the 2014 GEAC Summer Conference, to be hosted by Columbus State University on July 24-25. The 2014 Annual Conference will be held at the Desoto Hilton in Savannah on Nov. 19-21. If you are interested in serving on the Conference Planning Committee for the Savannah event, please contact Wendell Tompkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.