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Elected to National Board

ACHE South is pleased to announce that two South members have been elected to the ACHE National Board. Amy Johnson, East Tennessee State University, and Patti Spaniola, University of West Florida, were elected as Directors at Large. They each will serve a 3 year term beginning November 2015. Congratulations, Amy and Patti! The South region looks forward to your leadership! Learn more about Amy and Patti.

Meaningful Planning Meeting in Charleston

The ACHE South conference planning committee met June 28 – 29, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina, to begin our work on next year’s spring conference to be held at the Francis Marion Hotel. As excited as we are to show you the art, architecture, style and flavors of the Holy City, it would be improper not to pause and acknowledge the sadness we shared with its citizens during our trip. Only days after the murders of 9 members of the Emanuel AME Church, we watched as mourners lined the street in reverent silence with sympathy for their neighbors. Throughout the city we saw banners and signs of support. Charleston is determined to set an example for us: an example of how to grieve without violence, how to be strong for one another and how to find their way forward together.

We all had felt that Charleston would be a great place for us to gather for the Spring Conference, but now we know Charleston is far more than a gracious host city. There are deep roots and strong bonds here. There is much more we can learn from this beautiful place and its vibrant people.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us in Charleston, April 18-20, 2016. Check back here for updates from the planning committee in the coming months.

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Successful Conference in NOLA!

ACHE South celebrated its roots with a successful conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, site of the inaugural conference held in 1958 under the leadership of Ray Witte of Loyola University, New Orleans. Louisiana State University served as host and what a host they were! The 83 participants commented that it was a "Wonderful conference! Great people, great content" and "was extremely well planned". There were 3 keynote speakers, 22 concurrent sessions, networking opportunities, first timer activity, business meeting, 6 valuable sponsors, and an impromptu historical tour of the French Quarter. Thank you LSU and the conference planning committee for a superb experience!