President’s Greeting 2016

Lana Kunkel
Feb 1, 2016

Greetings KACE membership!

I hope that January was a productive one, both in your professional roles and any personal resolutions you have set.   Preparations for the recruiting season that occurs each spring on campuses throughout the state are ramping up, and I wish everyone safe travels, smooth events and quality interactions with well-prepared students applying to your organizations.  Hopefully students will represent our schools with professionalism and pride.

The KACE board met in January for winter planning meeting and we are excited about some additional events that are in the works.  Stay tuned to the website, email, and LinkedIn group to learn more!  Additionally, we will be transitioning the semi-annual newsletter to the website, with monthly posts, updates, highlights, member spotlights, and fair/event announcements.  Be sure to log-in to the KACE website to stay up to date with KACE happenings.

In December, I had the pleasure to represent KACE at SoACE in Austin, TX and I realized just how much I had missed networking and learning from my peers at a regional conference.  Joining me from KACE were Melanie Barber and Sarah Madison from University of Kentucky and Morgan McKenzie from Centre College.  We were graciously hosted to a premiere event by Frank Patton and Josh Smith of Forrester’s Financial and generally had a BIG Texas time in Austin.   I encourage you to mark your calendars now to attend SoACE 2016 – Dec. 4-7 in Fort Lauderdale, FL and of course NACE in Chicago, June 7-10.

Closer to home, our new President-Elect Erica Gabbard, is already planning the Spring Drive-in and Fall Conference for this November.  I will let her share the exciting line-up she is working on, but just know – it is a well-known professional from our field regarding internships.   You will not want to miss it!

I invite our members to submit suggestions, ideas or constructive feedback to myself or any member of the board and you can find our emails on the KACE website.  Meanwhile, I hope you have a great spring semester and I look forward to seeing you all in May at the Drive-in!

Sincerely,

Lana Kunkel

KACE President

Western Kentucky University

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Western Kentucky University