NAADA Connections - March 2018
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March 2018

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2018 Conference Keynote: Dr. Nancy Swanger

Dr. Nancy Swanger is the Associate Dean and Director of the School of Hospitality Business Management in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University, starting back in 2000. In addition to her administrative duties, she teaches various courses in the curriculum—professional development, cost controls, and special topics focusing on current trends or industry issues. Nancy has over 40 years of restaurant experience as a co-worker, manager, district manager, and owner. She and her husband, Larry, owned and operated up to eight Subway restaurants from1988-2017, and they own two independent concept restaurants in Moscow, Idaho. Her research interests lie in the areas of quick-serve restaurant operations, food safety/sanitation, and hospitality curriculum. Prior to coming to WSU, Nancy taught at the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College. She holds three degrees from the University of Idaho including a bachelor’s in business education, a master’s in business education and a doctorate in education. The Swangers have four children and reside in Troy, Idaho.

Jane Longley-Cook Fellowship Awards

Do you have valuable volunteers at your institution that you would like to bring to the 2018 NAADA Conference in Boise, ID?  Are you Digging Deep to figure out how to fund their trip?  Don’t forget to apply for the Volunteer Fellowship Award.  This award covers conference registration and lodging for the selected volunteers.  Previous Fellowship awardee Kevin Huesman (University of Florida volunteer) says the scholarship allowed him “to invest the time to attend the conference.  Most volunteers do not get expenses paid by the institution…. The funds from the scholarship allow for more participation”. 

The Fellowships provide registration and hotel expenses for the selected volunteers.  Please consider sending your volunteers to Boise in 2018, to attend the Digging Deep: Cultivate Your Capacity Conference.  Nomination application details are available here. The process is simple: complete the application, attach a cover letter and one letter of endorsement. 

Please submit your nomination by April 6, 2018. We look forward to reviewing your nominations!

See you in Boise (BOY-see)!

This June we head to Boise, Idaho for NAADA’s 2018 Annual Conference. Wondering what Boise’s all about? Check out these fun facts and keep an eye out for registration opening soon!
Did you know . . .

  • 40% of Idaho is covered in trees
  • Idaho is 3rd in the nation in mint production
  • Idaho is home to the world’s largest yogurt production facility – Chobani
  • The state fruit of Idaho is the huckleberry
  • Idaho has more precious and semi-precious gemstones than any other state in the country
  • Nearly 85% of all commercial trout sold in the U.S. is produced in the Hagerman Valley
  • 31% of Idaho is privately owned
  • Idaho has 3,100 miles of rivers - more than any other state
  • Shoshone Falls, The Niagara of the West, spills over a 212-foot drop near Twin Falls (52 feet further than Niagara Falls!)
  • Seven Devils' Peaks, one of the highest mountain ranges in Idaho, Includes Heaven's Gate Lookout, where sightseers can look into four states

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 2018. Please take a 5 minute survey by following this link.

Board officer positions are two-year terms. The officer positions of President and Vice President 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.

Keith Barber
Chair, 2018 Nominating Committee

Sponsor the 2018 NAADA Conference

The 2018 sponsorship opportunities have been released. 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:

In 2017, 12 of our institutional members supported the organization with a sponsorship. Will you join that growing list in 2018?

Become a Sponsor

Let’s Get Social!

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Welcome New Members

David Kessler, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Laura Wilkerson, University of Georgia

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