Sent on behalf of 2013 OSSA Evaluation Committee Chair Tracey L Cekada, CSP –
May 6, 2013
Dear Central Washington University Student Section,
It is my pleasure to inform you that Central Washington University has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 - 2013 MSA Outstanding Student Section Award. The 2013 OSSA Evaluation Committee was extremely impressed with the caliber of the section’s impressive research, community involvement, and the development and achievement of section goals and objectives. We commend the CWU students for a job well done!
As this year’s winner, you are invited to send a student representative to SAFETY 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada to collect the award personally. The monetary honorarium and plaque will be presented during the House of Delegates meeting on Monday, June 24th at 12:00 pm. This year’s House of Delegates meeting will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in rooms N109-N112 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please let Steve Hansen, ASSE’s Chapter Services Manager (and copied on this email), know which student section member will be your representative to receive the award on stage at the House of Delegates meeting. The representative should arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the meeting in order to receive any necessary stage directions.
Your student section will again be recognized at the 2013 Future Safety Leaders Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, Illinois from November 6-8, 2013. Information regarding this year’s conference and the application process to attend is available at http://www.asse.org/fslc. You will have 5-10 minutes to speak to the other student members and highlight the work your student section did throughout the 2012 - 2013 school year to earn this award. Please confirm with Elizabeth Dunn who will be representing your student section for this event in Fall 2013.
The Mine Safety Appliances Co. and ASSE are proud to present your deserving section with this $6,000 award. As indicated on the award application, $4,000 of the funds are to be used as a scholarship fund for at least two deserving members of the section, as selected by Central Washington University, within the 2012 - 2013 academic year. Further, $1,000 of the total award will be granted to an instructor or professor to further student research (i.e. seed money to buy equipment to be used by students in a research project). The remaining $1,000 will be used to fund travel of the section’s student representative, to and from the ASSE Professional Development Conference to receive the award.
Please contact Elizabeth Dunn, Student Services Coordinator, with any questions that may arise: firstname.lastname@example.org / 847.768.3440. Again, congratulations on this well-deserved accomplishment!
Tracey L Cekada, CSP
Chair, 2013 OSSA Evaluation Committee
Council on Member & Region Affairs
Dear Alumni of the program,
I am requesting your support to build our program's alumni network. Alumni involvement is critical to the continued success of our program. Currently, ~ 100 alumni (includes you) are involved with the program. Many of them along with friends of the program, have helped the program make significant progress in the last 18 months. Our goal is to build the program to be one of the best in the country - we have made progress in the right direction.
However, please note the program has graduated ~ 500 since our its inception in 1974. We need more alumni to get involved to help build the program. I am reaching out to you for your support. Please take a few minutes to fill out, and forward this email to program graduates in your network, and request them to fill out this alumni info survey. Please encourage them to get involved; we can easily double or even triple our alumni network.
A SHM graduate once told me, "no matter when or under whom you graduated, or how good the program was when you graduated, the credibility of your degree, is only as good as the current status of your program."
It's your program, "Get Involved - Help-Us-Build"
Sathy Rajendran, PhD CSP
Safety and Health Management Program