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CC Shaughn Clancy

Shaughn Clancy

Adirondack CC
SUNYCAP President

I hope this message finds everyone well and enjoying a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year so far.

Considering all the snow and cold weather we have been experiencing lately, I’m sure you are looking forward to an early spring just as much as I am. I also hope you are looking forward to attending SUNYCAP’s 41st Annual Conference, which believe it or not, like spring, is just around the corner!

This year’s event will take place June 15-17, 2011 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse (video tour here), New York. If you have not done so already, please send in your conference registration and make your hotel reservations today. Registration forms are available online. The Executive Board and Conference Planning Team are currently in the process of planning another annual meeting filled with informative workshops, insightful speakers and invaluable networking opportunities. And as usual, we are also planning a few fun-filled social activities that you won’t want to miss!

On Wednesday, June 15, internationally renowned corporate speaker, trainer and consultant Jay Rifenbary will serve as our keynote speaker. Rifenbary, a resident of Saratoga Springs, New York, is president of Rifenbary Training & Development. For over 18 years, he has provided his expertise in the areas of personal development, leadership, and communication training to organizations, associations and schools across North America, Europe and Asia. He is author of the international best-seller, “No Excuse! – Incorporating Core Values, Accountability and Balance into Your Life and Career," which was awarded “Book of the Year” by the North American Book Dealers.

On Thursday, June 16, our General Session speaker will be John Baird, Division President, Enrollment Management for RuffaloCODY. Baird comes to us with over twenty years of experience in admissions and enrollment management. Before joining RuffaloCODY in 1996, he spent fourteen years of his career in college admissions. His topic, “The Admissions Funnel vs. The Admissions Stream”, is a subject that is sure to be of interest to both new and seasoned professionals. Mr. Baird will also conduct a follow-up workshop to his General Session presentation for those who would like to delve deeper into this intriguing topic. So don’t delay; register today. You won’t want to miss out on what should prove to be another memorable event!

For up-to-date conference information and scholarship opportunities, please visit I hope to see you all in Syracuse!