Quarterly Newsletter | June 2018
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Farewell Message from President
Dear GACE Members,
 
This has been an exciting year for GACE! Turning 50 truly is fabulous when you are a community of passionate, genuine, hardworking, and fun people. Celebrating this significant milestone took years of dedication and leadership by our members and this year was no exception. With your help and hard work, we’ve achieved a lot this year. Some of the 2017-2018 highlights include:
  • Communications: Updated the GACE logo and Developed GACE Branding Guide
  • Membership: Increased Active Members 30%, Individual Employer Members 58%, Individual School Members 23%, Institutional Members 65%, and Increased Georgia Institutional Representation from 42% to 70%
  • Sponsorships: Increased Bronze Level Sponsorships 400%
  • Conference: One of the highest attended conferences on record, with 137 attendees, 32% increase in attendance over 2017
  • Statewide Career Fair: Increased Employer Registrations 8% over 2017, and increased Net Income by 44% over 2017
  • GACE Business: Updated the Standard Operating Procedures and developed GACE Dashboard (click here to view!)
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Held a very successful inaugural Diversity Summit, with 126 attendees, And last, but most certainly not least, officially established the Diversity & Inclusion Committee
I am so very thankful for all you do for GACE. It has been an honor to serve as your 2017-2018 president and a privilege to work with so many amazing people.
 
GO GACE,
 
Amy Lancaster
2017-2018 President
Conference Recap
May 30-June 1, 2018 | The Westin, Jekyll Island, GA
We had a record number of conference attendees this year, all of whom made GACE's 50th birthday a celebration to remember. Thank you to all who shared their ideas and knowledge with us through breakout sessions, and participated in our networking opportunities. We're looking forward to seeing you all next year at Brasstown!
-Dawne White, Caitlyn Cofer, and the 2018 Conference Planning Team
Congrats to Our 2018 Award Winners!
     
             MLI Award                         Rising Star Award                     Lifetime Award
        Dwayne Peterson                        Caitlyn Cofer                                 Pat Ivey
                GCSU                              Georgia Southern                   Central Georgia Tech
Upcoming Events
Click the event flyers below to learn more about each event and register today!
2018-19 Board of Directors
We're excited to continue our success this coming year with a slate of leaders from our membership. See below the list of our 2018-19 Executive Board. 

GACE President: Tonya Moore
President-Elect: Roslyn Brown
Past President: Amy Lancaster
Secretary: Jenny Jang
Treasurer: Bridgette McDonald
VP of Colleges: Paul Fowler
VP of Employers: Heather Kahl
College and Employer Directors: Dawne White, Kenji Terawaki, Lauren Baksh, Lyn Riggsby-Gonzalez, Ramona Simien, Sherrie Goodman, Stefanie Swanger, Suzette Ward

Click here to view the full list of 2018-19 Committees and Chairs.
Looking to take your GACE membership to the next level and get involved on a committee? We are always looking for more leaders and volunteers. Follow this link to let us know you are interested and we'll help get you get connected!
GACE Discussion Forum
Did you know GACE has an online discussion forum?
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  • Post questions, advice, and comments
  • Subscribe here in your email notification settings (requires login)
Special Thanks to Our Partners
Interested in learning more about becoming a GACE Partner? Visit GACE.org/GACE_Partner or email Sponsorship Committee Chair, Kenji Terawaki for more information. 
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