I hope you are having a beautiful spring season thus far! 😊
As we approach the end of another school year, we wanted to send a few quick reminders and important announcements from MPSEOC | Montana Colleges. Please let us know if you have any questions or need anything from us. We are here to help in any way we can. A very special thank you to each of you for all the good work you do and for your continued partnership with MPSEOC. Happy spring to each of you!
Mark Your Calendar! | Important MPSEOC Events, Dates, & Deadlines
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or feedback you have. We are here to help in any way we can! Many thanks to you once again for all your team efforts to help students and Montana education together!
Have a wonderful day and start to the spring season!
As we begin a new fiscal year and 2019, MPSEOC would like to share a very special thank you with each of you for all the good work you do in Montana and beyond! MPSEOC appreciates you and your teams for all the amazing service you offer students, parents, counselors, and so many. Together we are able to accomplish so much more, and we are excited for another year to collaborate with each of you in this great statewide mission. MPSEOC has been serving Montana for over 30 years, and we are proud to call you our members! As we ended 2018, we just wanted to share the many highlights and amazing efforts we accomplished as a Montana team! Thank you for your continued support and collaboration to help keep Montana education connected! As we begin 2019, we are excited to work with you once again! Also, we are always seeking your feedback.
Please share your thoughts on how we may better work with you and your teams, as well as, any new, innovative ideas you might have for us to make 2019 the best year yet. Wishing you a very happy 2019, and we are so excited to start this year with all of you! MPSEOC & Amy Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council |
Happy start to 2019, MPSEOC Membership! On behalf of the MPSEOC Board of Directors, we wish you a very happy start to the new year, and we look forward to teaming with you to help students and education in the year ahead. As we begin a new year, the MPSEOC Board wanted to keep you updated with our progress in updating our internal protocols and structure. With MPSEOC growing immensely over the last several years, it was time to do a full internal audit of our policies and bylaws to make sure we are current and in accordance with current legal standards as an organization. As we mentioned at the 2018 MPSEOC Summer Conference, we contracted with an attorney who specializes in nonprofits to accomplish this goal. From this work, our attorney made several suggested changes to our bylaws to bring them current with Montana and national nonprofit code. She also was able to team with us to make sure that our language and functions are current and in alignment with our bylaws. Therefore, we are excited to share with you the updated version of our MPSEOC Bylaws that she has suggested. We want to make sure we allow an opportunity for our membership to share any questions, ideas, and thoughts before the Board takes next steps to finalize this process. There are several updates, and the areas that the MPSEOC Membership will need to officially vote on are highlighted in RED. Please take a look at the attached bylaw updates and let us know if you have any questions, ideas, and/or thoughts before end of day Friday, February 1, 2019. To see our existing bylaws visit: http://www.mpseoc.org/bylaws.html. Bylaw Review Next Steps
Open Review of Bylaws | The updated Bylaws are open to the MPSEOC Membership for feedback, ideas, and/or questions. We ask that members submit feedback by no later than Friday, February 1, 2019. Please email all comments back to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
MPSEOC Membership Meeting - Final Review & Official Vote | A MPSEOC Membership Meeting – Conference Call will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 2 – 3pm. Call - In Connection Details for this meeting are below:
If you have any challenges connecting to the meeting, let us know by texting 406.531.3531, and we will help. You may also try tech support at WebEx at: Can't join the meeting?
Who Should Attend This Meeting? | All MPSEOC Members are invited to attend this meeting. We ask that all Institutional Voting Representatives and Directors be in attendance to officially vote on behalf of your institution. This is an important meeting, and your feedback is very important in the Bylaw review process. Please let us know if your campus will not be able to attend this call. Thank you!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your team efforts to help keep MPSEOC growing strong into the future. Happy 2019! MPSEOC Board of Directors Amy Leary | MPSEOC Executive Director
Happy Friday, MPSEOC Membership! As another school year comes to a close, we want to specially thank each of you for your good work and wonderful service to education! We feel lucky to be able to team with you in helping students together.
Here are a few important reminders and exciting updates we wanted to share with you as we approach the start of summer. However, we are always seeking your feedback to help our organization grow strong into the future. Please share your thoughts on how we may better work with you and your teams, as well as, any new, innovative ideas you might have for us to make 2016 the best year yet.
Thank you for your continued support and collaboration to help keep Montana education connected! MPSEOC is celebrating its 29th year of collaboration across Montana, and we are so proud to call you our members! As we ended 2015 and begin 2016, we just wanted to share the many highlights and amazing efforts we accomplished as a Montana team! We also have outlined a few important updates and announcements in this newsletter.
As another year of service to Montana and students begins, we are excited to work with you and your great offices once again! MPSEOC appreciates you and your teams for all your good work in serving our Montana students. Together we are able to accomplish so much more, and we are excited for another year to collaborate with each of you in this great statewide mission.
We are always seeking your feedback to help our organization grow strong into the future. Please share your thoughts on how we may better work with you and your teams, as well as, any new, innovative ideas you might have for us to make 2016 the best year yet.
Wishing you a very happy start to spring. We are excited for 2016 with all of you! Many, many thanks to you!
Happy Spring! 2015 was another successful and record year in so many ways for MPSEOC! None of this success would be possible without all of you. We are grateful for our entire membership and your team efforts and collaboration to help Montana education together. Please take a few minutes to review the information included in this report.
Montana College Fair Tour | September 2016 |Registration Open |
| Eastern Region Fairs | September 12-15, 2016
| Central Region Fairs| September 19-22, 2016
| Western Region Fairs | September 26-29, 2016
A special thank you to the site hosts and everyone who helps make these annual events happen. We simply could not make these events a success without you! Look for a more detailed invitation packet coming to you in the mail in April.
MPSEOC Summer Conference | August 4-5, 2016 | Missoula, Montana | More information coming soon!
Do you have a speaker idea or a topic you would like addressed? If so, email email@example.com with your ideas, for we are working on the conference agenda currently and would love your thoughts. Thank you!
MPSEOC Board of Director Elections | Nominations Open | April 4, 2016 |
Elections Timeline April 4, 2016 | Nominations Open May 6, 2016 | Deadline for Nominations May 6, 2016 | Past President of the Board will contact nominees via email, and Executive Director will follow up with phone calls to each nominee. June 3, 2016 | Deadline for Nominations to accept and apply. June 13, 2016 – July 4, 2016 | Voting Open – 1 vote from each of the 25 MPSEOC Member Institutions. August 4-5, 2016 | MPSEOC Summer Conference | Announce New Board Members. Make a nomination today! More Information: http://www.mpseoc.org/elections.html
NEW Member Welcome Packet | For all new members | Share with your new employees!
This is a new welcome packet for you and your offices to use with your new employees. We created this packet and webpage on MPSEOC.org for new members to gain knowledge about MPSEOC and the events and services we offer. Please share this resource with your new admissions and new student services staff to help them understand what MPSEOC is all about. Thank you!
Exciting News! | MPSEOC Vista Member For the first time, MPSEOC is trying to expand it's structure by applying for a full-time Vista / AmeriCorps team member to help us. MPSEOC has applied for this opportunity and will find out soon if it is accepted. If we are accepted for this position, we would appreciate your help with recruitment for this position. We will keep you updated as soon as we know more!
2016 MSCA Conference | April 14-15, 2016 Montana Counselors Conference | April 14-15, 2016 | Bozeman Holiday Inn
Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council | Happy 2016!
Hello from MPSEOC! We wanted to take a few minutes to wish you a very happy start to 2016! We are excited for another year of working with you and your teams to help Montana education together.
As MPSEOC prepares for another year of programs, events, and services, we wanted to share a few updates and announcements with the entire membership.
Board of Director's Annual Retreat / Meeting | March 1-2, 2016
Members are always welcome to attend and/or share any feedback. If you have anything you would like the Board to address, please feel free to email us before the retreat:Amy.Leary@MontanaColleges.com.Thank you!
MPSEOC Annual Report
Coming soon!Each year the MPSEOC Board of Directors and Executive Director do a full, detailed review of all MPSEOC's events, programs, and services.We will be posting this detailed report online and emailing you after our Board Retreat.Reviewing this annual report is a helpful tool for the membership to keep connected with the overall mission and success of MPSEOC.
New! Welcome Packet & Online Section for New Members
Coming soon!We are currently working on a new way to help new MPSEOC Members connect with the entire team and MPSEOC events and programing.We will be back in touch soon with more details!
Your Institution's Online Profile | Please Update
Membership Directory | Please Check Your Campus Listing
MCAN College Access Summit Conference | March 23-25, 2016
Lastly, we want to sincerely thank you for your continued support and collaboration to help keep Montana education connected. MPSEOC appreciates you and your teams for all your good work in serving our Montana students. Together we are able to accomplish so much more, and we are excited for another year to collaborate with each of you in this great statewide mission.
We are excited to start this new year with all of you! Many, many thanks to you!
~Amy Amy M. Leary Executive Director Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council | MPSEOC
2015 NASAI Conference | June 4-5, 2015 | Pullman, Washington
The College Board will host its annual Native American Student Advocacy Institute (NASAI): Educating Youth for Success: Many Nations, One Vision conference, which will be held at Washington State University, Pullman. This conference assembles education professionals from throughout the nation to share strategies and best practices that have helped American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students achieve academic excellence. Your ideas and enthusiasm will make the 2015 NASAI Conference a success. Join the effort to increase educational access and equity for American Indian students.
Conference participants will form new connections and collaborate with colleagues from throughout the nation. Below is a sampling of the conference offerings:
Stories of Native Identity: Building Community in Higher Education
Is Your Institution Ready to Recruit (More) Native Students?
Developing Pathways to Success in STEM
A Holistic, Tribal Education Model for Student Services