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"The numerous opportunities to talk and network with my colleagues at other Universities."

"Met some new people who are dealing with some of the same issues I am."

"The opportunity to talk to others working on the same problems that I am. The sessions serve a very important role in that regard, because they bring to one room most of those at the conference who are interested in a problem that also interests me and because they can provide the starting point for a conversation."

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Conference Attendance Grants

Grants for Participation in the Annual SIGUCCS Conference

The purpose of the SIGUCCS Grant program is to provide partial support for individuals in institutions of higher education to participate in the annual SIGUCCS Conference. This support is funded by SIGUCCS and consists of a full registration to either the Management Symposium or the Service and Support Conference; hotel room accommodations; and registration for one half-day workshop or executive seminar.




A. Qualifications— To be considered for a grant, an applicant must be a current full-time staff member in an institution of higher education. Preference will be given to those who have at least six months of experience in supporting information technology users. We particularly encourage submissions from employees at institutions that have not been represented at a SIGUCCS Conference in the past five years.

B. Grant Applications— Grant applications may be submitted at any time between June 1 and July 31 for that year's conference. Applications must be submitted by completing the application form (PDF). All applications will be acknowledged by return email.

C. Grant Notifications— On or before August 24, applicants for the current year will be notified if they did or did not receive a grant. Unsuccessful applications will not be retained; new applications must be submitted each year. Successful applicants will be given appropriate information about how to use the grant. Successful applicants must submit an acceptance of the grant by August 31, or the grant will be cancelled. Acceptance must be sent via email. As of Fall 2011, a maximum of three grants will be awarded for the Annual Conference. No individual may receive a grant for the Conference more than once.

D. Grant Components— Each grant will consist of three parts: a full registration for either the Management Symposium or the Service and Support Conference (both include a number of meals), complimentary registration for one half-day workshop or executive seminar associated with the grant recipient's chosen portion of the conference, and up to three nights of lodging during the conference at the conference hotel. All additional costs, including travel expenses, a second workshop registration, or additional nights at the hotel must be assumed by the award recipient, hopefully with support from his or her institution.

Grant Recipients


Fall 2013
Yelena Lyudmilova, Essex County College
Steve Mihm II, The College at Brockport, State University of New York
Julie VanLeuven, Idaho State University

Fall 2012
Cody Down, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Chris Olance, Adams State University
Jackie Thames, University of North Texas

Fall 2011
Lori Duquette, Lambton College
Susan Kerr, Georgia Gwinnett College
Shannon Pretko, Cedar Crest College

Spring 2011
Steve McKinney, Moravian College
Gary Sullivan, University of Oregon
David Kleckner, UNC- Chapel Hill
Melissa Bauer, Baldwin-Wallace College
Elizabeth Wagnon, Texas A&M University

Fall 2010
Stephen McTigue, Roanoke College
Patrick Pow, University of Washington - Tacoma
Ayola Singh-Kreitz, University of Florida
Gary Wong, Community College at Lingnan University
Jay Yates, IUPUI

Spring 2010
Melody Buckner, University of Arizona
Navneet Goyal, Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Kristen Dietiker, University of Washington
Marsha McGough, Bastyr University
Kim Tracy, Northeastern Illinois University

Fall 2009
Yvonne Clark, Juniata College
Savonne McNeill, Gaston College
Charles Hall, Alabama State University
Ted Wheeler, Northwest Nazarene University
Jeremy J. Henle, Illinois Wesleyan University
Erik Kosta, University of San Diego

Spring 2009
Robert Campbell, City University of New York, Graduate Center
Kirk Klaphaak, Indiana University Southeast
Tom McMurtry, Montreat College
Allan Chen, Santa Clara University, School of Law
Gail Farally-Semerad, Widener University

Fall 2008
Raymond Cheung, Kansas State University
Andrew Cunningham, Kenyon College
Lisa McKinney, Linfield College
Chris Koerner, St. Louis University
Jeremiah Ray, Valparaiso University