Annual Symposium Recognizes Outstanding Achievement and Celebrates New Board Members
Over 700 attendees came together for professional development and to share ideas and information on military voluntary educational programs
SAN ANTONIO - March 9, 2016 — While enjoying a respite from the wintery weather gripping most of the northeast and midwest, members of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) recently came together during the 2016 Annual Symposium. In addition to several professional development tracks, and discussing educational programs, initiatives and support for service members, veterans and spouses, CCME conducted its annual board elections and recognized several dedicated members for their continued contributions.
During the business meeting portion of the symposium, members heard from the candidates for secretary, vice president, and president-elect. These three positions will lead the CCME board starting in 2017. Following the election, the members voted in were:
On Tuesday, following an outstanding keynote presentation by Brigadier General Robert Miller, Director of Education and Training, Defense Health Agency, and Commandant, Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) and an update on Department of Defense Voluntary Education by Chief of DOD VolEd, Dawn Bilodeau, CCME handed out its annual awards. These were awarded by CCME President Dr. Jeff Cropsey, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Grantham University, to recognize outstanding contributions and accomplishments of its members. This year's recipients were:
After outstanding presentations by Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey and the Honorable Curtis Coy, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Development of the Veterans Administration on Thursday, a change in leadership occurred as the new CCME board leaders officially stepped into their positions. In addition to the aforementioned elected positions, the board leadership for 2016 are:
Congratulations to the new CCME board members, and this year’s award recipients. Next year’s annual symposium will be held in Atlanta, GA, March 6-9, 2017. To learn more about CCME, please visit http://ccmeonline.org.
Gary D. Harrah
CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1972 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. For more information about CCME, visit: http://ccmeonline.org.
Mar 9, 2016 - Annual Symposium Recognizes Outstanding Achievement
Feb 13, 2015 - Contributions and New Board Members
Sept 8, 2014 - Tee Off for Volunteers of America of Los Angeles
Sept 2, 2014 - Call for Nominations for CCME’s Annual Symposium Awards