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Graduate Community Newsletter

Hello Grad Community! In this newsletter: Leadership Coaching Committee looking for members Join a SWE Committee! Grad Community Spotlights Blog Basics: Grad Leadership Team (1) Leadership Coaching Community looking for members The Leadership Coaching Committee provides proactive leadership coaching to SWE organizational units, including sections, regions, and MALs. Trained Leadership Coaches provide Society leadership with […]

via Newsletter – 5 April 2016 — Society of Women Engineers – Graduate Community

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Call for Nominations for FY17 SWE Region E Positions

It is time to identify and nominate potential candidates for FY17 Region E Positions.  The deadline for collegiate officer nominations are due February 1, 2016.  The Region E nominating committee is charged with the responsibility for selecting at least one qualified candidates for each of the following positions for FY17:

Collegiate Officer Openings:

  • Collegiate Senator
  • Region Collegiate Representatives (2)
  • Region Collegiate Communications Editor

The nominating committee is responsible for ensuring that qualified candidates are placed on the ballot; however, identifying SWE’s future leaders is everyone’s responsibility.  Our Region has many members who are interested in leading us forward.  It is the responsibility of all of us to see that they are considered for the Region’s elected offices.  Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. We look forward to receiving your recommendations.

If you are interested in one of the collegiate region positions listed above, please complete a candidate consent and eligibility form and nomination form by February 1, 2016.  This form must be completed before a candidate will be considered.

The basic duties of each position are listed below.  Additional questions about eligibility, duties of office, or the process the nominating committee follows can be directed to the nominating committee chair.  Duties of the collegiate positions include, but are not limited to:

All positions:

  • Attend training provided by the Society and their region, typically a combination of webinars, a region leadership meeting, and specific events at Society Conference.
  • Serve on the Region Collegiate Team and maintain consistent contact with Region Leadership (particularly the Lieutenant Governor)
  • Attend Society Conference, Region Conference, and the Region Leadership Summit

Region Collegiate Representatives (2):

  • Serve as the collegiate voice on the Region Council
  • Attend face-to-face Region Council meeting at Region Conference and monthly Region Council teleconferences
  • Facilitate Region Collegiate Meetings at WE16 & the FY17 Region E Conference
  • Provide input to region blog

Region Collegiate Communications Editor:

  • Communicate to the region members via the region blog and other social media
  • Maintain the region blog
  • Attend Society Conference and Region Conference
  • Serve as alternate for the Region Collegiate Representatives

Region Collegiate Senator:

  • Serve as the collegiate voice for the region on the Society Senate
  • Attend two face-to-face Senate meetings (including at Society Conference) and monthly teleconferences
  • Provide input to Region Collegiate Meetings
  • Provide input to region blog


Nomination & candidate consent forms along with details on each position can be found on the Region E website here:

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FY16 Region E Awards

The FY16 Region E Awards packet is now available on the Region E website: The Region E Awards Program consists of the Outstanding Collegiate Section Award, the Communication Media Award, the Governor’s Choice Award, the Outstanding Mentor Award, and Membership Awards.  For more information about individual award criteria and requirements, please see the awards packet.  Applications are due by February 1, 2015.

Please send any questions about the awards program to Region E Awards Committee:

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Hot Topic: Fundraising Ideas and Program Development Grants

As 2016 quickly approaches, I am excited to bring all our new event ideas for SWE to fruition. Of course, with events comes the need for monetary assistance. The best way to fund-raise for a collegiate chapter is to pair with local restaurants where a percentage of all funds that day goes to your SWE student chapter.

If you are in need of a larger amount of funding, then you should apply for a PD grant through National SWE! Effective January 1, 2016, submittals that meet certain criteria will be put through an express review cycle that does not require waiting until the monthly review call for approval. Read more about it here from SWE’s Magazine All Together.


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