Dear AITP Region 18 Member,

Welcome to the this month’s edition of the AITP Region 18 CommuniGram. We will keep you informed on a regular basis of current news and upcoming events around the region. Be a contributor for your chapter. To submit a short article, send it via email to Harvey Schoenman at

President’s Corner


The Spring Conference in Asheville, NC was a huge success!! Thank you for Coming for the Conference and Staying for the Activities!

The last time we had an AITP chapter in Asheville was 1976.

Special thanks to conference committee, sponsors, City of Asheville, Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Biltmore Farm Hotels & Staff, TGI Friday’s. Also special thanks to our keynote speaker, Asheville Mayor Terry Bellary and our presenters, Louis Vasquez, Dr Mary Lynn Manns, Susan Cook, Michael Wharton and Scott Sample.

Conference attendees 39, awards dinner 44.

Student Contest winners:
1st Place – NC A&T State University – Raegina Telfair, Dominique Williams, Rodney Meheux, Jr and Erin Days.
2nd place – ECPI Greensboro – John Burke and Rebecca Proctor.

The Devil Wears Prada – Microsoft Spoof (4:22)
YouTube – The Devil Wears Microsoft,
MSN Video – The Devil Wears Microsoft,

See the conference pictures at

Onward to Pittsburgh in November for the Fall Leadership Retreat (see below).

Carolyn Walters
President, AITP Region 18

Contributor’s Corner

The $99 discount period for the Fall Leadership Retreat is coming to a close. Please be sure to register by May 31st before the prices go up to the next level. If you know you are coming but do not yet have the funding, please let me know and we can work something out. The Leadership Retreat is on Nov 7-8 in the Pittsburgh area right across the road from a brand new outlet mall opening this coming Labor Day. Details now available on the 2008 Leadership Retreat website,

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On April 21st the Pittsburgh Chapter held a student-run meeting. This was a regular dinner meeting and not a “student meeting.” The students planned and ran the meeting, including the speaker, Warren Randall, a student at ITT, who spoke on virtualization using VMware.

We also awarded two scholarships from our annual Scholarship Golf Outing to Jason Reddinger of ITT and Shaun Seery of Kaplan. Also shown with Jason and Shaun is the scholarships presenter, Pat McMurray and the Chapter President and Scholarship Golf Outing Director, Stan Hoffman. Seated with his back to the camera is our host for the evening, Brian Conboy, President of Advanticom. Click on thumbnails for full-size image. Control-click to open in a new browser tab.

Warren Randall      Jason Reddinger         Shaun Seery

– Submitted by: Harvey Schoenman, Pittsburgh Chapter

Upcoming Events

Date Chapter Topic Speaker Location
Chapter Events
June 24 Akron Lindsay’s Amber Restaurant
May 28 Charlotte Greystone Restaurant
June 3 Hampton Roads Point Plaza Suites Hotel
May 22 Johnstown Golf Outing Planning (Members only) Chili’s Restaurant
June 12 Pittsburgh Joint meeting with the Wheeling Chapter
UPS Technical Operations
Julian Pannill Comfort Inn, Meadowlands
June 10 Richmond Holiday Inn – Crossroads
June 12 RTP University Club, Raleigh
May 29 Tarheel Project Management Michael Wharton Football Brewer
May 14 Wheeling Joint meeting with the Pittsburgh Chapter
UPS Technical Operations
Julian Pannill Comfort Inn, Meadowlands
Region Events
Nov 7-9 Pittsburgh Region Leadership Retreat Multiple speakers Pittsburgh – Washington, PA


For details on any of the above events, please visit the applicable web sites – click on applicable active chapter link below.

Did you know…



This CommuniGram is being sent to all AITP Region 18 members as listed on the association web site.


This issue created: 5/21/2008       Last updated: 5/21/2008

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