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Update from TACAC President, Mickey Saloma, After NACAC

 

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Welcome to the New School Year!

Dear TACAC Family,

 On behalf of the TACAC Executive Board, I want to welcome you to the new school year. It is an exciting time to be part of the TACAC Family. Over the past several months, we have been working hard to make 2018-2019 the best year ever.

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TACAC Conference Registration is Live! Why should you attend?

Dearest Colleagues, 

As Chair of the TACAC Conference Planning Committee, I am very excited to announce that registration for the 2018 TACAC Annual Conference is now open!  This year’s TACAC Conference will be held in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Resort.  This conference is shorter in length this year and will only be TWO fun filled days of learning on Sunday, April 22nd and Monday, April 23rd

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We are Thankful for our Membership

This time of year we naturally start to reflect on all the things that we are thankful for. This year, TACAC is especially grateful for our members and the way that we have banded together in the face of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

As we all know, Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on August 24th, completely devastating the Rockport area. Harvey next traveled up the coast to the Houston area, stalling over the city and dumping more than 9 trillion gallons of water. Beaumont was next on Harvey’s list with parts of I-10 completely flooding out. By the time Harvey finally dissipated, the storm had dropped an estimated 24.5 trillion gallons of water over southeast Texas and southern Louisiana.

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Introducing our new TACAC Executive Assistant!

You may have heard that we have a new Executive Assistant at TACAC. We wanted to take a minute to introduce Mosadi Porter and let the membership get to know her. 

Mosadi is no stranger to higher education having worked for Sam Houston State University, Ohio University, and Texas A&M University and Lone Star College. She has worked within Student Activities, Multicultural Services, Retention, Honors & Scholarships, Financial Aid and Admissions. 

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TACAC's Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to End DACA

Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  TACAC supports the NACAC response:  https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/nacac-statement-on-termination-of-daca-program/

The Administration decided to wait 6 months before completely ending the program to allow Congress to pass legislation addressing DACA recipients and other undocumented individuals.  TACAC encourages members to submit the action alert NACAC has created urging Congress to pass legislation to protect DACA students as soon as possible.  The alert can be found here:  http://cqrcengage.com/nacac/app/write-a-letter?4&engagementId=379893.

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Support Those In Need - #tacactuesday

 We are so moved by the love and support show towards all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We know many people are still in great danger, while others are safely evacuated with little to no belongings. While we may feel helpless, today we ask you to help in a financial way. We have an anonymous donor, who has agreed to match up to $500 of donation made to the Harvey Relieve/Anne Naman Fund by midnight tonight! Any amount will help, and all funds donated to Harvey Relief Fund –http://www.tacac.org/contribute-to-the-tacac-anne-naman-fund

 If you are not able to give at this time, the funds collected until the end of September will all be donated to the high schools and colleges that have been affected. We want to join together as a community to support those who may have lost part, if not everything.

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