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Rhodes Community Helps Welcome Student Affairs Conference To Memphis

Publication Date: 10/31/2012

The Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) will have its annual conference in Memphis Nov. 3-5, and some of the Rhodes staff and students are involved in the local arrangements for the conference.

SACSA is designed for the professional development of practitioners, educators, and students engaged in the student affairs profession. The theme this year is “Building Bridges Through Collaboration and Innovation.” The conference will be downtown at the Peabody Hotel.

Sabrina Brown, assistant dean of students for multicultural affairs at Rhodes, serves as the conference local arrangements chair working with volunteers from Rhodes, The University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, and Southwest Tennessee Community College.

“I am really excited that Memphis was chosen for the annual conference,” says Brown. “Attendees of past conferences have left with meaningful ideas and connections that not only have benefited them but also their host institutions. I’m hopeful that SACSA 2012 will continue in that tradition.”

Others from the Rhodes community who are involved in local arrangements are staff Walt Tennyson, Regina Simmons, Nicole Choe, Sarah Ray, Kim Bennett, Amy Oakes-Ware, Carol Casey and students Allison Yu, Chiamaka Ugorji, Andreas Miller and Jasmine Gilstrap.

“The SACSA Executive Council has worked tirelessly to provide a myriad of opportunities for our conference attendees and is including a new initiative called SACSA Serves, which allows conference goers to engage in community service,” says Brown. “Attendees also will have an opportunity to visit historical Beale Street and hear a talk by Dr. George Kuh, a scholar in student development, assessment, and environments. Again, we’re really excited about this conference and look forward to showing off our city!”

The SACSA conference is open to students and non-members. To learn more and to register, visit: http://www.sacsa.org/

Tags: Events, Service, Staff, Students

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