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    APRA History: 1999

    APRA Highlights

    March 1999
    The APRA Bulletin was published bimonthly and became an electronic product, distributed by e-mail and made available on the APRA website.

    Board Members
    Michel Hudson, President
    Carol McConaghy Thorp, First VP/Corporate Relations Chair
    Christina Pulawski, Second VP/Conference Chair
    James Bennetts, Secretary
    1999small.jpgPaulette Persinger, Treasurer
    Diane Crane, Chapter Services Director
    Karen Greene, Foundation Liaison
    Joseph Boeke, Marketing Director
    Napoleon Hendrix III, Membership Services Director
    Joan Reiss, Professional Development Director
    Christine Lockmon, Publications Director

    August 11–14, 1999
    Over 870 attendees gather at the 12th Annual International Conference, Southern Exposure: A Picture of Research in the Next Millennium in Atlanta, Georgia. Advancement Services, Out of Academe and Other Duties as Assigned tracks were added.

    • Keynotes: Bryan Pfaffenberger, author of more than 100 books on technology and the Internet; and Thomas Stanley, author of The Millionare Next Door and The Millionaire Mind.
    • Conference Volunteers: Christina Pulawski, Conference Chair; Susanna Williams and Michelle Buckman, Model Librarians; Mark DeFilippis, Computer Lab; Joan Roeber Jones, Dean of Volunteers; Sara Parker and Susan Howard, Hospitality Co-Chairs; Track Chairs were Nancy Cohen, Diane Crane, Cathy Hampton, Karen Isble, Randy Lakeman, Jon Thorsen, Julie Wiseman, and Julie Yurko
    • 1999KirkROY.jpgAPRA Service Award: (sponsored by Bentz Whaley Flessner) Jon Thorsen
    • Margaret Fuhry Grant: Shelby McClintock
    • First Researcher of the Year Award: (sponsored by Thomson Financial Wealth Identification) Carrie Kirk

    Connections Themes and Editors
    Contrasting Shops, Melissa C. Burns; Research: Making Advancement Go!, David Sterling; Research in the New Millennium, Cathy Hampton and Diana Nagy; and International Research, Cecilia Hogan.

    Chapter Highlights
    APRA-Missouri returned to active status and expanded its service area to include Kansas as APRA-MO/KAN. The APRA-Great Plains chapter was organized by researchers in Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas. Chapter grants went to APRA-Greater New York, CARA (California), APRA-Virginia and APRA-Michigan.

    1999CASElogo.jpgPartnership
    APRA worked with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education to present CASE’s Major Donor Research Conference in San Diego.

    August 1999
    The APRA Web site was moved in-house from volunteer maintenance (by David Lamb). The APRA Foundation raised $24,328 in gifts and pledges to support the APRA scholarships and the Margaret Fuhry Endowment. Membership rises to over 1,750.

    World Headlines

    • Senate Fails to Convict President Clinton on Impeachment
    • NATO Goes to War Over Kosovo
    • Columbine School Shooting
    • Earthquake Devastates Turkey
    • World Braces for Millenium Bug

    Dow Jones

    • High — 11,750
    • Low — 9,181

    Forbes' World's Richest — Top Three

    1. Bill Gates; U.S.; computer software; $90 billion
    2. Warren E. Buffett; U.S.; stock market; $36.0 billion
    3. Paul Allen; U.S.; computer software; $30 billion
      (Forbes listed each Walton family member separately this year; together they would have been 2nd at $79 billion)

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