Items of Interest

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Name Change on the Way

In July, the ACEG Board of Directors voted unanimously (of those members present) to change the name from the Association of Counselors and Educators in Government (ACEG), to Military and Veteran Counseling Association (MVCA). Here’s the process – it will be taken to the Governing Counsel by our ACEG Representative, Sharon Stitt Guild, on the first day of the ACA 2015 Conference in Orlando. After a vote of approval, we will then be MVCA for the Convention! We and the ACA Leadership believe that this change is needed to give us a clear identity as the Military Division of ACA. Also, we believe this will tremendously boost membership. Ben Noah, the President-Elect, is in the process of developing a new logo. He has several to date, and will include them in a newsletter article for you to see and vote on the one you believe best suits our new identity.

Chairman of Technology

We are looking for a new Chairman of Technology. This is a newly developed position and of upmost importance in our plans for this year. This person will help us develop and produce Webinars, create a one-stop portal with all important information such as membership stats, minutes, treasurers reports, etc. (available to all membership), and finally to revamp and update our website. Please contact Lynna (lynnameadowsmorton@comcast.net) so we can get this ball rolling!

Board Member Needed

ACEG is looking to fill an appointed Board Member position. This position will be for a master’s-level Graduate Student and will represent all Grad Students within ACEG/MVCA. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please contact Lynna (lynnameadowsmorton@comcast.net) ASAP!

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Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Data Report, 2012

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