Congrats to the 2015-2016 PDP Winners!


Congratulations the winners of the 2015-2016 Professional Development Program! All advisors listed below reached at least 275 points in Tier 3 of the PDP and received a $25 Visa gift card at the annual ACADAOS Kickoff event on Friday, September 9th, 2016. Three lucky people also won the grand prize drawing for a $200 gift card!

Katie Bush-Glenn
Margo Coates
Amanda Crall
Diana DeVol Bevilacqua
Leslie Dowler
Stephanie Elliott
Sarah Howard
Ruth Ann Karl
Jamie Paulson – $200 gift card winner!
Joanna Spanos
Cory Shain
Gabe Tippery – $200 gift card winner!
Lindsay Tolchin – $200 gift card winner!

Hopefully this serves as an incentive for all advisors to participate in year three of the Professional Development Program, which is now live in Carmen for all members of ACADAOS who have renewed their membership for the 2016-2017 academic year!

ACADAOS Soda Float Kickoff!

Come kickoff the start of another fantastic year with ACADAOS at the Soda Float Kickoff on Friday, September 9th from 3-5pm!

This is a great opportunity to connect with ACADAOS members after the orientation season and getting back into the swing of the fall semester. If you are new to the university and want to learn more about ACADAOS this is a wonderful opportunity to get more information and network with other members!

At the kickoff you will be able to join ACADAOS, renew your membership, pay your dues, learn about the professional development program, network with your colleagues, and of course eat ice cream floats. If you are planning to attend please RSVP by Tuesday, September 6th to Margo Coates.92. We look forward to seeing you there!!

ACADAOS Floats 16-17

ACADAOS and the Columbus Clippers!

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Come start the year with a home-run and ACADAOS at a Columbus Clippers game on
Monday, August 15th at 7:05pm.

ACADAOS has purchased 30 bleacher seat tickets for this “Dime a Dog Night” at Huntington Stadium. Join us to cheer on the Clippers and take a break from your busy summer schedule. The tickets will be first come, first serve and ACADAOS will provide 2 tickets per person, so you can bring a guest along to enjoy the fun!

If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP to Margo Coates ( by Tuesday, August 9th so we can get your tickets to you in time for the game. We will have a waitlist if any tickets become available.

Hope to see you there! PLAY BALL!

Professional Development Opportunities Aplenty!

We are approximately half-way through the ACADAOS membership year. How far have you made it through the Professional Development Program? If you haven’t started yet, what are you waiting for? Put a little time on your calendar and make your professional development as an advisor a priority!


“Grains” by Judit Klein

If you have already completed Tiers 1 and 2, you might be looking for ways to earn more points in Tier 3. Over the past few weeks, we have been updating and adding professional development opportunities and resources to the Professional Development section of the ACADAOS web site. Most of the professional development opportunities we’ve highlighted are free (yay!) and many are asynchronous, meaning you can do them when you have time! If you have other ideas you would like to see highlighted on that page, please feel free to email or

If you do find a professional development opportunity which has an associated cost, we are also excited to announce the launch of our online Professional Development Fund Grant Application! Any dues-paid ACADAOS member is eligible to apply for a professional development grant up to $100 per membership year to support your professional development ventures. Details about the grant can be found on the application page.

Happy developing!