NAADA Connections - February 2019
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February 2019

NAADA Connections

From the President

Renee Keese

Greetings from North Carolina!
I know many of you are ready for winter to be OVER! We are looking forward to spring and all that it means in the agricultural world – new crops in the field, harvests to plan for, and graduating students on your campuses.  We have so much going on at NAADA! You can look forward to conference registration opening soon with exciting tour and event announcements coming from our hosts at LSU. Have you been enjoying the teasers on social media about Louisiana? They have some fun plans for us!
Nominations are open for both Board positions and awards. Do consider submitting an award nomination – it’s worthwhile to recognize co-workers and/or donors. The Board is preparing for our annual spring board meeting, so the business side continues. We are managing time and funds to make NAADA your association, with fulfilling events and education.

Renee Keese
2018-20 NAADA President
BASF Corporation

Jane Longley-Cook Fellowship Awards

Scholarships Available!

NAADA will again be honoring Jane Longley-Cook’s legacy by investing in our volunteer leaders and supporting overall volunteer participation. The 2019 fellowship awards will cover a portion of conference expenses at the conference including registration and lodging for volunteers from member institutions. For more information, see our application.

The deadline for nominations is April 5, 2019.

Deadline Approaching for P&P Competition Submissions

The 2019 NAADA Publication and Projects Award Competition is still accepting submissions. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your college’s greatest achievements over the last year. Make sure to recognize the excellent work your staff has accomplished by nominating their publication or project for one of NAADA’s prestigious awards. All material must be received by Friday, March 8, 2019, 5:00 p.m. CT, to be eligible for the competition. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the NAADA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA, June 10-13, 2019.

Publications & Projects will again be recognized in the following categories. A full explanation is available HERE.

  • Multimedia & Promotional Materials
  • Print Media
  • Campaign/Series
  • Event/Programs
  • Society Programming

More information and nomination forms are available HERE. As with previous years, both electronic and hardcopy submissions are accepted. Complete submission label and address information can be found through the link above.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your college recognized as one of the best agricultural institutions in the country!

Deadline: March 8, 2019

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact Publication and Project Competition Chair, Amy Calabretta, at

Deadline Approaching for Individual Award Nominations

In each of our NAADA institutions, there are countless individuals who work hard to advance our missions, and to make our programs possible. And each year, there are a few special individuals who have gone above and beyond to make exceptional contributions to the university, to the stakeholders we serve, and to the NAADA community. Award winners will be recognized at the 2019 NAADA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Please make it a priority to nominate one or more individuals from your institution. If you nominated someone last year who was not selected and you want to re-nominate them, please submit a new form. Please click here for more information on the Individual Awards program. A listing of previous winners is available on the NAADA website. Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

The deadline for nominations is March 8, 2019. Contact Sennah Honea with questions or comments at We look forward to celebrating your staff members, alumni, friends and donors at the NAADA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge!

NAADA Awards Committee

NAADA Committee Chair and Officer Nominations

The NAADA Executive and Nominating Committees needs your input on potential candidates for committee chairs and officer positions with terms beginning at the conclusion of the Annual Conference in 2019. Please take a 5 minute survey by following this link.

Board officer positions are two-year terms. The officer positions of Secretary and Treasurer are up for election this year.

Please share names of those you consider potential great leaders for NAADA. Include a brief description as to why you would have the nominee(s) considered.

Self-nominations are welcomed. Track Representative nominations will be handled separately.

I look forward to your nominations.

Jamie Lucero 
Chair, 2019 Nominating Committee

Last Call for 2019 Conference Sponsorships

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2019 sponsorship opportunities are still available. Make plans now for your institution to be represented among the list of sponsoring organizations for the event. Over the past few years this sponsorship program has evolved to increase the value to your organization for supporting this event. See below for full details on the commitment level and return on investment:

NAADA Sponsor

NAADA SponsorshipIn 2018, 15 of our institutional members supported the organization with a sponsorship. Will you join that growing list in 2019?

Become a Sponsor


Welcome New Members!

Elizabeth Wetli, Purdue Research Foundation
Deacue Fields, University of Arkansas
Micayla Blair, University of Arkansas

Let’s Get Social!

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