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Committee of Student Organizations Nominations

Texas ASLA is now accepting nominations to Chair our Committee of Student Organizations. Nominations will be open through Wednesday, November 8th by 5pm. We request that all nominations (including self-nominations) be provided to Jennifer Fontana at jennifer@texasasla.org. Nominations are open to all Associate, Full, and Fellow Members. Please include Name, Email Address, and a 4-5 sentence statement as to why you would be the best individual to fulfill this position with the Chapter. Provided is a list of responsibilities requested for this position:

·  Be the point of Contact for all 4 Universities in Texas for Department Staff, Student ASLA President, or Lead Student Representative from the College or Department. Each Section that has a University within their Section will have an ongoing relationship with that University. Section Leadership will communicate ongoing events and activities to this individual as the point of contact to update the Executive Committee.

·  Relay any necessary communication with the Texas Chapter Section Chair where the University is located and encourage each of those Section Leaders to maintain communication with their University provide any support as determined by the Section.

o    UT Arlington – DFW Section

o    Texas A&M – Houston/Gulf Coast Section

o    Texas Tech University – West Section

o    UT – Central Texas Section

·  Provide 1-2 Minute update to Executive Committee of events taking place or an overall update of the Student Organizations at monthly conference calls.

·  Be a point of contact to support and assist the Conference Volunteer Committee with organizing Student Volunteers at the State Conference each year.

·  Encourage Section Leadership to annually visit the Student Organizations first meeting at the beginning of each Fall Semester for Introductions and sharing of Contact Information

·  Encourage Section Leadership to provide a contribution annually to ensure the Texas Chapter meets the annual goal of $5,000 per University and provide those committed amounts to Executive Committee before the State Annual Conference. This will ensure an announcement can be made to Membership during Conference.

We look forward to working with the new individual approved by the Executive Committee to fill this role and continue to grow our relationships with the 4 accredited programs in this great State! 


COUNCIL OF FELLOW NOMINATIONS

Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Completed nominations must be submitted to the Texas Chapter President for consideration by December 8, 2017.    Read More

 

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Texas State Officers and Section Officers

Texas ASLA is pleased to formally announce the newly elected 2017-2018 Slate of Officers for both the State and Section levels. Not only do we appreciate their selfless service and volunteerism to promote Landscape Architecture and the profession, we appreciate their perspective and energy that each will bring to their respective positions in our organization. 

TEXAS STATE OFFICERS 
President: Clifton Hall
Past-President: Bobby Eichholz
Presiden-Elect: Lara Moffat
Secretary: Spencer Freeman
Treasurer: Tim Bargainer
Trustee: Tim May

Central TEXAS SECTION 
Chair: Marissa McKinney
Chair-Elect: Olivia Pitt-Perez
Secretary/Treasurer: Megan Lowry

DALLAS/FORT WORTH SECTION
Chair: Anita Beard
Chair-Elect: Lauren Patterson
Secretary/Treasurer: Lara Davis

HOUSTON/GULF COAST SECTION 
Chair: Amanda Haney
Chair-Elect: Allison Pate
Secretary/Treasurer: Avery Croteau

SOUTH TEXAS SECTION
Chair: Caleb Etheridge
Chair-Elect: Jake Aalfs
Secretary/Treasurer Sarah Tucker

WEST TEXAS SECTION
Chair: Jessica Needham
Chair-Elect: Timothy Hair
Secretary/Treasurer: Megan Abernathy

 


Hurricane Harvey: where you can donate to help with disaster relief and recovery

Texas ASLA members affected by Harvey need support at this very critical time.    At this time we do not know the full impact but if you know of specific needs please let us know.  Here are some immediate ways you can help.

American Red Cross  You can give here
All Hands: 
You can give here
Greater Houston Community Fund:  You can give here.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts (Salvation Army): You can give here
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund (Houston Mayor):
You can give here

Local food banks: The Houston Press has compiled a list of food banks in the affected area, including Houston Food BankGalveston County Food BankCorpus Christi Food BankSoutheast Texas Food Bank, and more. They recommend contacting a food bank directly about their need and what you can do.

Blood donations: The Houston Chronicle noted that Carter BloodCare and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center are accepting donations.