How has ACPA membership furthered your personal, career, or professional development?

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Deborah Casey - Member of the Week

ACPA has nourished my professional identity for over 20 years. I developed a deep appreciation and affinity for ACPA early in my career as a graduate student and continue to feel a strong “sense of place” within the organization through my leadership opportunities with the SSAO Advisory Board, the Standing Committee for Disability, the Commission for Administrative Leadership, and the Convention Planning team. The Association’s core values of social justice, inclusion, and scholarship are aligned with my professional commitments to my institution and community.

Raechel Hester - Member of the Week

ACPA has been a great investment in my future and an outlet to stay connected to my colleagues. As a graduate assistant, I had an opportunity to attend an innovative session presented by the person who would become my supervisor. As a young professional, I had an opportunity to volunteer with the Commission for Career Services as way to meet other young professionals in my functional area, and I currently serve as a Directorate member for the Commission for Career Services, which allows me to help other young professionals connect with ACPA in the same way I did.

Chris Moody - Member of the Week

I've been a member of ACPA for more than 16 years, but only became actively engaged in leadership within the last 6 years. I’ve always been an ACPA member who dabbled in many aspects of the Association: I attended convention regularly, was both an employer and candidate at Career Central, presented programs and pre-conference workshops, and enjoyed the networks available through joining Committees, Standing Committees and State Divisions. It was through these amazing experiences that I found my professional voice and realized that I could contribute in meaningful ways to the field.

Danielle Reid - Member of the Week

My current role in student affairs can be attributed to my association with ACPA. I first became a member when I was a graduate student and in need of professional support through my job search process. It was in attending the 2012 national conference that I not only found support and resources, but also placement in my current role as Assistant Director of Student Activities at Bellarmine University.  The C3 environment provided me with experience and skills in communicating my philosophy of higher education and strengths as student affairs professional. 

Rachel Aho - Member of the Week

When I think back to moments that helped solidify my commitment and dedication to student affairs, ACPA often comes to mind. Whether through NextGen, the graduate ambassador program, or commission work, ACPA has afforded me a voice and an affirming community in all stages of my career thus far.