[wyomingabe] Re: Conferences

  • From: "Regan, Donna" <DRegan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Kelsee Miller" <kmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "ABE ListServe" <wyomingabe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 16:58:16 -0600

Good Afternoon-
The ABE conference timeframe was restricted by the dates available at
the ranch.  We wanted you to have an enjoyable, relaxing, and
informative experience.  Because we have already submitted a large
deposit, it would not be prudent to cancel because of the financial

On the conference evaluations, those in attendance requested that the
ABE conference be scheduled in the fall instead of the spring to allow
participants the opportunity to use information received at the
conference during the academic year.  Knowing that the first part of
September is extremely busy for all of you, and realizing that the
weather is always a factor, we were limited as to when we could schedule
the conference.   I'm not sure if asking for a list of conferences
everyone attends would be beneficial for scheduling because it seems as
if there are conferences scheduled year round.

Again, we would like your opinions of a better time to host the annual
conference that would be more convenient to everyone.  Please let us
know what you think.

I would also like to take this opportunity to tell you that I will be
leaving LCCC at the end of this month.  I have enjoyed being part of
your program, and I have enjoyed working with all of you.  Thank you for
the fond memories I will take with me.

Michelle will take very good care of you in the future to ensure you
have great conferences and beneficial trainings.  

Donna Regan, Grants Facilitator
Laramie County Community College
1400 East College Drive
Cheyenne, WY  82007
307-778-1245, dregan@xxxxxxxxxxx
-----Original Message-----
From: Kelsee Miller [mailto:kmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 2:29 PM
To: ABE ListServe
Cc: Bev Dye; Barbara Ochiltree; Connie Colman; Lisa Mixer; Ricky Burgin;
Sue Sigler; Vicky Crume; Joan Evans; Madelon Daniels; Mickey Douglas;
Regan, Donna; Fullmer, Jeannie; Willmarth, Kelly; Hildt, Michelle; Tast,
Mary; Eva Titchener; Rom Bushnell; Beth Walker; John Tollakson; Valley
Peters; Melody Dugan; Dawn Kiesel; Mike Clark; Lenita Anderson
Subject: Conferences

Dear State ABE Colleagues:

It has become evident that the State ABE and Wyoming Lifelong Learning
Association (WLLA) fall conference schedules are creating an issue for
some of us.  Our institution highly encourages faculty professional
development and provides us with resources to attend conferences and

This year, the State ABE conference is scheduled for Sept. 27 and 28.
The annual Pro-Literacy Conference is scheduled for October 5 -7 and
WLLA is scheduled for October 12 and 13.  It would certainly be easier
for us, and I'm sure many of you, if we could consolidate some of these
events so that ALL of our staff can receive Professional Development
credit and/or present at these conferences.  It is much easier for our
students to have our Center and Outreach Sites close only once compared
to multiple times.  Since the Pro-Literacy Conference is way out of
Wyoming's hands, is there any way WLLA and the State ABE planners can
work together to better serve the state's ABE instructors?

I realize this issue is still months away; however, many of us leave for
the summer and September will be here before we know it!
Thank you,
Kelsee Miller

Kelsee Miller
Casper College
Adult Basic Education/GED Instructor
125 College Dr. 
Casper, WY 82601

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