Congratulations to Lisa Laughter of Washington State University. Her presentation at the 2011 regional conference in Calgary, “Journey to Wellness – Managing daily stress as an advisor,” was voted “Best of Region” by the conference attendees. Lisa will be invited to represent the region at the 2011 annual conference in Denver, Colorado, Oct. 2-5, 2011.
Two other presentations deserve Honorable Mentions for garnering the second and third most votes respectively: “Advising 3.0: Utilizing social media to meet students where there are” (Shannon Janssen and Brian French, University of Montana), and “Let’s TALK: Building a campus community, one story at a time” (Nicole Perkins, Julie Basque and Sally Garner, University of Oregon).
The “Best of Region” winner is determined by a ballot vote. All conference attendees were invited to vote for the concurrent/breakout session they felt was the best of the conference. The ballots were counting after all the sessions were over.