Jen Addair

September 2008

Dear AITP Region 18 Member,

Welcome to the this month’s edition of the AITP Region 18 CommuniGram. We will keep you informed on a regular basis of current news and upcoming events around the region. Be a contributor for your chapter. To submit a short article, send it via email to Harvey Schoenman at

President’s Corner

Hello Everyone,

As we approach the end of summer many of our Chapters are winding down the year and planning for 2009.  As we review recruitment and retention efforts, the upcoming Region 18 Leadership Retreat provides a great opportunity to introduce new professional and student members to our AITP Region 18 family.  Our Pittsburgh Chapter has been hard at work in preparing for our professional and personal development, so I’d like to encourage all to attend.  There is still time to register and the event promises to be a great time.  I look forward to seeing you soon.


Carolyn Walters
President, AITP Region 18

Contributor’s Corner

Congrats to Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina for achieving SCOPA.  Under the leadership of Dr. Scott Hunsinger, App State AITP continues to support the  organizations missions, goals and ideals in student chapter management, retention and membership.

Since becoming the AITP Faculty Advisor in August 2006, Dr. Hunsinger and student leadership has grown the Chapter from 10 members to over 100 students who attend  meetings and participate in AITP-related events.  At the AITP kickoff meeting last year, 232 students attended one of three sessions held and they expect even more students to attend meetings this fall!

Congrats again to the team at Appalachian State University for a job well done, and to the Tarheel Chapter AITP for their continued encouragement and support of AITP student chapters.

– Submitted by: Carolyn Walters, Tarheel Chapter

What new and interesting is going on in your chapter? Please share with your fellow Region 18 members. Your hard-working staff of the CommuniGram would love to hear from you and publish your contribution. Please take a few minutes out of your busy day to let others know more about your corner of the world.

– Ed.

Upcoming Events

Date Chapter Topic Speaker Location
Chapter Events
Sept 30 Akron Smart Clients (S/W, not people) Eric Schliffka, Saberware Computer Consultants Lindsay’s Amber Restaurant
Sept 24 Charlotte Taking Your Business Mobile Mr. Andrew Belfi Greystone Restaurant
Oct 7 Hampton Roads TBD TBD Point Plaza Suites, Newport News
Northeast Ohio TBD TBD
Sept 24 Johnstown Software Testing Matt Hoffman, Concurrent Technologies Boulevard Grille
Oct 20 Pittsburgh Home & Internet User Security Lawrence Rogers, CERT Program, SEI Sokol’s Club, Southside
Oct 14 Richmond TBD TBD Holiday Inn, Crossroads
Oct 91 RTP The Liabilities and Value of Open Sourcing TBD University Club, Raleigh
Sept 25 Tarheel TBD TBD Foothills Brewery, Winston-Salem
Oct 24-26 Tarheel Tarheel Retreat TBD Crown Reef Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC
Oct 8 Wheeling Student-run Meeting TBD Belmont Technical College
Region Events
Nov 7-9 Pittsburgh Region Leadership Retreat Multiple speakers Pittsburgh – Washington, PA


For details on any of the above events, please visit the applicable web sites – click on applicable active chapter link below.

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