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Press Release February 6, 2012

PRLog (Press Release) - Feb 05, 2012

Military and Education Leaders Convene at Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) Symposium in Orlando

Orlando, FL – February 6, 2012.  Hundreds of educators from the military, government and higher education communities are getting ready to meet in Orlando, Florida 13-17 February. The annual symposium of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), will bring together all of the significant groups in providing educational opportunities for our military. These programs are vital to recruitment and retention. Since the all-volunteer service began in the 1970’s CCME has been critical in supporting and showcasing post-secondary opportunities for our military. This year’s event continues that proud tradition.

The theme for the 2012 Symposium is, “Salute to Possibilities – Paving the Way For Our Military Community”.  According to CCME President Linda Frank, “This year’s Symposium will have over 150 exhibitors, presentations by top level representatives of the Department of Defense and the Armed Services and 55 concurrent sessions of specialized topics in military education. We will also have a special emphasis on workforce transition issues for the military, a very current topic in today’s economy. Finally we will have two very special events; the Veterans Artist Program will showcase art by our veterans and in the spirit of CCME supporting the military we have partnered with Operation Gratitude to have a “CCME Cares” event organizing over 1000 “care” packages to be sent to our deployed service members.
The CCME Symposium will be a tribute to our military and the higher education community.”

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME 2012 symposium will be held in Orlando, Florida February 13-16 at The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Contact: Jeff Cropsey at, PublicAffairs@ccmeonline.org or 816.914.3859 for more information.

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CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 36 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. The CCME symposium is the largest annual forum in the country with an expected attendance of about 1000 participants. The annual symposium facilitates the networking and interaction of the key leadership across these organizations in an environment that is focused on enhancing and optimizing voluntary education opportunities for the service member and their families. For more information, visit: http://www.ccmeonline.org.

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