Welcome Back, Students: A Message from the ACB Students President

by Tiffany Jolliff

It is September, and students, including myself, have all begun filing back into our respective classrooms for another year.  As we embark on another year of late nights and term papers, I want to ask you to take a moment and join ACB Students.  We have a brand-new board this year, filled with fresh faces and energy.  I will be serving as president until June of 2016.  Minh Ha has joined the board for her first term as second vice president.  Sarah Wiles has begun her second term as secretary, and Ty Littlefield has taken on the duties of treasurer in addition to his webmaster responsibilities.
We are committed to accomplishing some big tasks this year.  This year is all about building relationships, both with and outside of our affiliate.  We have established two new e-mail lists to foster communication between the board and our members.  Our general discussion list, located at www.acblists.org/mailman/listinfo/acbs-l, allows students to talk with each other and the board regarding any educational challenges or triumphs they might be experiencing.  We have also set up an ACBS-announce list, www.acblists.org/mailman/listinfo/acbs-announce, which provides the board the opportunity to send major announcements to subscribers without added discussion.  We also maintain our Twitter page, @ACBStudents. You can also find us on Facebook by searching for “ACB Students.”  In addition, every board member now has an established e-mail address strictly for ACB business.  Each board member’s role is followed by @acbstudents.net.  For example, I can be reached at president@acbstudents.net.
We want to enhance our relationships with and learn from other affiliates within ACB.  You will all be hearing from us in the coming months.
I feel that the students have a bright and successful year ahead, and we cannot wait to present a strong showing moving forward.  If you know of students in your state and special-interest affiliates, please send them our way.  We would love to invite them into our great affiliate.
Here’s to the coming year, and all of its great opportunities!