Let the Learning Continue
As the fall begins, so does the start of school. I realize that most of you have already graduated from high school and college (maybe with more than one degree). However, learning does not end when you finish college; learning is a life-long pursuit. ASCE works very hard to help members fulfill their pursuit of learning. ASCE does this by providing countless seminars, webinars and conferences.
An example of a learning opportunity is the 2013 ASCE Annual Conference taking place October 9-12.in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the conference, CYM will be facilitating four sessions presented by Younger Members. In addition, CYM will be hosting a networking session on Saturday afternoon of the conference. Attending the Annual Conference is an excellent learning opportunity, and a chance to network with and learn from ASCE Members from around the U.S. and world. Hope to see you there.
As we near the end of the ASCE year, it is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year to come. First, I would like to say thank you to our two exiting members of CYM: Michelle Everett (Student Relations Member) and Clement Chung (Eastern Geographic Member). Michelle and Clem have worked very hard to make ASCE better for Younger Members during their tenure on CYM. They will be missed. As they take their leave, CYM will welcome Renee Whittenberger (Student Relations Member) and Jeremy Chrzan (Eastern Geographic Member) to the committee. We look forward to the experience and enthusiasm that they will bring to the committee.
Second, I want to introduce Serge Haddad as the incoming chair of CYM. Serge is the current Western Geographic Member who has been helping coordinate activities in Regions 8 & 9. We look forward to Serge taking the reins of the committee and I am sure you will all enjoy his enthusiasm as he leads CYM this coming year.
Finally, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to lead CYM and Younger Members activities this past year. It has been a privilege to communicate and interact with you, and look continuing these activities as I complete my last year on the committee. My experience on CYM has taught me that getting involved in an ASCE committee is a very rewarding experience. You should try it some time soon.
If you have any questions about CYM or mentoring, please feel free to contact me.
Justin M. Arndt, P.E., M.ASCE
Chair, Committee on Younger Members
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