Message from the CCME President:
Welcome to ccmeonline.org! Here you will find the latest information about what is going on with the Council of College and Military Educators and links to some of the of the most important issues in military education today.
The purpose of this website is to help to provide you with a resource when providing programs to educate members of the Armed Forces and their families and our cherished veterans. But we are also looking for your feedback and suggestions on how to make it better to serve you and those you serve. Please send any comments or suggestions to: PublicAffairs@ccmeonline.org.
We had a highly successful conference in Anaheim, California in 2015. My thanks go out to our past president Jim Yeonopolus and his team from Central Texas College for an outstanding Symposium. Everyone reported that they gained much from attending and we appreciate all of the effort that goes into making the Symposium a success!
All they did to make it another outstanding opportunity for training, professional development and networking. If you wanted to learn what is going on in military and veteran education programs the 2015 CCME conference was the place to be.
The planning has begun for our next conference in San Antonio, Texas from 15-18 February 2016. Our symposium hotel will be the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel located on the banks of the famous River Walk. We have first class accommodations and meeting facilities in the hotel ready to support hundreds of attendees and exhibitors. In your free time you are within walking distance of many of San Antonio's historic sites including the Alamo.
San Antonio has a large military presence, with one of the largest concentrations of active duty, reserve and National Guard installations in the country. What a fitting venue to have for our 2016 symposium! We have plans to integrate an education fair for the local military, veterans and their families into the symposium. Additionally for those preparing to leave the Services we hope to have a job fair aiding transition to civilian life by united employers with military and vets looking for employment. We also intend to have concurrent sessions with topics of interest to our active military and veterans. As a result we are very hopefully to attract many active duty military and veterans to the symposium.
In a few weeks there will be more on this website regarding the plans for the February 2016 symposium. Please check back to read about information on hotel accommodations, calls for current session topics and presentations, exhibit booths, and sponsorships. We have assembled a great CCME Board with members that know military and veteran education thoroughly. Over the next 12 months we will all be working hard to make the CCME symposium in San Antonio THE military and veteran education for 2016. We look forward to any suggestions you may have and certainly look forward to seeing you next February in San Antonio!
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and External Relations