Remembering Old Friends

MACRAO was informed of the passing of three long-time volunteers who gave many years of service to the association:

  • Susan Cushnier died on March 21, 2022. Susan retired from the University of Michigan - Dearborn in 2017, finishing her career as Director of the SOAR (Support, Opportunities, Advocacy, and Resources for Nontraditional Students) Program.
  • Dugald “Scotty” McMillan died on December 13, 2021, at the age of 78. He was the registrar at Michigan State University in the 1970s through the 1990s, and was president of MACRAO in 1988-89.
  • Vickie Scavone died on January 10, 2022, at the age of 63. She worked at Walsh College for many years and was involved with MACRAO on the Executive Board, on several committees, and as a presenter at conferences.

We remember them fondly and thank them one last time for their devotion to MACRAO. Please keep their friends and family in your thoughts.

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Open Board Position: Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator serves the communication needs of the Association through electronic newsletters and other media (including this newsletter and other periodic emails to members). The CC works with the Web Editor, other board members, and committee chairs and co-chairs to keep the membership up-to-date with events and opportunities to get involved with MACRAO.

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Tom Kephart is currently serving as the Interim Communications Coordinator, but is no longer working in higher education, so this position needs to be filled by an active MACRAO member. Thanks to Tom for helping out during this transition.

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Open Board Position: Transfer Liaison for Statewide Initiatives

MACRAO is looking for a member to be the first Transfer Liaison for Statewide Initiatives. This new position will work with the Chair and Co-Chair of the College Articulation Committee on statewide projects related to transfer issues. Some background in articulation and transfer is desired, but even more important is dedication and energy for these types of issues that are so critical to post-secondary students.

If you're the person to take charge of this opportunity, complete this online application today!

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Get involved! Join a MACRAO committee!

MACRAO's standing committees are where the real energy and innovation happens. Our committees work on professional development opportunities, discuss and develop best practices and other solutions, and create networking opportunities and friendships that provide support when we need it most!

Who is eligible to be on a MACRAO committee? Any current member... institutional, affiliate, individual, or honorary. If your institution is a MACRAO member and you work in the areas of registration, records, admissions, recruitment, or related fields, you're eligible! (If you're not already listed as an institutional member, ask your school's key contact to request that you get added to the membership list.)

Request to join a committee by filling out the online committee membership form. The President-Elect reviews all applications and appoints volunteers to committees, pending final approval by the Board of Directors.

Take the next step in your professional career... join a MACRAO committee today!

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