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ACFEA HAMPTON ROADS
STARTING THE OLD DOMINION
UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHAPTER
Mary Yager,
AFEA Hampton Roads
Education & Scholarship
Concept
• Education Summit 2011 Presentation about/by AFCEA
Student Organizations
• Provided Networking between Students & Industry
• Participated in Parent Chapter Activities
• Briefed the AFCEA HR Board of Directors (BOD) to
Determine Interest in Starting an Old Dominion University
(ODU) Student Chapter
• Researched AFCEA International Requirements
• Researched Requirements for Recognition by ODU for
Student Organizations
AFCEA International Guidelines
• The purpose of Student Chapters is to provide students the opportunity for
knowledge sharing and discussion of various aspects of communications and
information technology among themselves and, through affiliation with
active AFCEA Chapters, with AFCEA members who are professionals in the
field, both in industry and government.
• The Student Chapters will support AFCEA’s overall mission of providing an
ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge in the fields of
communications, IT, intelligence, and global security. In addition, students can
gain valuable insight and be better informed regarding their eventual
transition from student to working professional.
• Complete Student Chapter Charter Application
• 1 Faculty Advisor
• Minimum of 10 Student
• Chapter Funding to Support the Student Chapter
• Responsibility of the AFCEA Parent Chapter to Ensure Guidelines are Followed
ODU Guidelines
• Complete “Application for Recognition”
• Signed by minimum of 10 Students
• 1 Faculty Sponsor
• Membership Open to all ODU Students
• No Discriminatory Practices Based upon Race, Color,
Religion, National Origin, Gender, Age, Veteran Status,
Disability, Political Affiliation, or Sexual Orientation
• Comply with all ODU Policies
• Understand Point System and Meet Minimum Standards
• Approval of Organizational Affairs Committee and the
Student Government Association
Advantages of Being a Recognized
Student Organization by ODU
• Easier Access/Use of ODU Facilities
• Qualify for funding from the Student Government
Association
• Qualify for .edu website
• Publicity of Student Chapter Events
• Organization Fairs – “MainStreet” (held in the fall) and the
“Spring Organization Fair” (held in spring) provide an
opportunity for students to learn about the Student
Chapter and for the Chapter to recruit new members
Process
• Met with ODU Representative – Jerry Robertson ,
ODU Business Gateway
• Met with ODU Faculty Members to Determine
Interest; Dr. Stephen Gordon and Dr. Petros
Katsioloudis volunteered to be the Faculty
Sponsors
• Coordinated with AFCEA International
• Met with Students to Generate Interest and
Presented:
• Overview of AFCEA
• Goals of the Student Chapter
• Advantages of a Student Chapter
• Appointed a AFCEA HR ODU Student Chapter Liaison and Deputy Liaison –
Tim Goodrich & Romeo Spino
• Held Student Chapter Elections – President is Verlaine Quinniey
• ODU Student Chapter assisted Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth, Christopher Brogan (Child-Life
Specialist) in the holiday Easter egg hunt and toy
presentation to several children who participated in
the 2012 Easter Egg Hunt event which is coordinated
by Christopher Brogan each year.
• AFCEA Hampton Roads members
Timothy Goodrich (Timitron Corp.),
Young AFCEA’n Romeo Spino (Infotec,
LLC) and Nathan Watson from the Old
Dominion University (ODU) – AFCEA
Student Chapter coordinated a special
visit with the children and family
members currently spending the
Easter Holiday season at Naval
Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia
on 6 April 2012.
Defense Acquisition University
• AFCEA-ODU Student Chapter visited the Defense
Acquisition University (DAU) at Ft. Belvoir where
Mr. Alan Boykin- Executive Director and Chief
Learning Officer of National Contract
Management Association (NCMA) spoke to the
ODU Students about how the procurement and
acquisitions process includes all major
components of Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics. Mr. Boykin also discussed the
"College Hire and College Intern Programs" of the
TASC office located at Fort Meade.
• Ms. Camylle Coley - Management Analyst for the
Learning Capabilities Integration Center at DAU
presented a brief on the “Certification and
Qualification” guidelines in regards to the DAU
workforce and the 28 Technical Competencies
and the 10 Professional Competencies of
Contracting.
Frank J. Anderson – Brigadier General
RET. United States Air Force
AFCEA – ODU Student Chapter visited the Small
Business & Acquisition office in Crystal Springs
and had the privilege to meet at a round table
discussion with former President of DAU Mr.
Frank J. Anderson Jr. – Retired Brigadier General
United States Air Force. General Anderson
spoke to the ODU students about the
importance of each student to finish their
academic career strong and to execute their
future goals both professional and personal
with passion, integrity and commitment.
General Anderson spoke of his career
background in United State Air Force and the
qualities needed to become a successful leader
and how to successfully lead a workforce.
Pentagon
AFCEA-ODU Students Chapter ended
the day with a personal tour to the
United States Pentagon by Mr. Alan
Boykin, Ms. Camylle Coley and Mrs.
Marcia Richard. ODU Students were
exposed to the history and facts
pertaining to the four branches of the
military (Navy, Air Force, Army and
Marine Corps). Additionally, the
memorial placed inside the Pentagon
near the September 11th crash-site
was visited, along with the September
11th Memorial Chapel. The names of
all the recipients of the Medal of
Honor were seen in the “Hall of
Heroes”, as well as an up-close look at
an actual Medal of Honor.
Industry Internship Panel Discussion
AFCEA Regional Vice President – Steve Kelley
• In February, the chapter assisted with the first
meeting of the newly formed Old Dominion
University (ODU) Chapter. Chapter members were
on hand to talk to the students about how AFCEA
can help them and how they can give back to the
community through the works of the association.
Panel members included Steve Kelley, regional
vice president; Whit Ludington, chapter president;
Mary Yager, vice president for education; Tim
Goodrich, chapter liaison to ODU and president of
Timitron Corporation; Romeo Spino, Infotec IT
Leadership & Training and Verlaine Quinney,
Career Management Center of Old Dominion
University.
• AFCEA Hampton Roads successfully placed several
graduating ODU students into internships with
industry organizations starting summer of 2012.
CEO Timitron Corp. – Timothy Goodrich

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