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ACHS 2018 Annual Council Meeting

Theme: Growth through Collaboration

201 Marquette Avenue Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102    |    DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque

February 8-11, 2018


Conference Registration

Now available:

Members Early Bird rate is available until December 31, 2017. Extended to January 5, 2018


Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations for the DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque are now open to guests of the ACHS 2018 Annual Council Meeting. Our group rate is $134 per night until January 16 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-584-5058 and referencing ACHS, or by visiting the ACHS reservation page.

Check-in time is 3pm. Please call the hotel directly if you need to arrange for early arrival. Also note that there is a complementary hotel shuttle that provides transportation to and from the Albuquerque airport. Call the hotel at 505-247-3344 to arrange for pick-up from the luggage claim area upon arrival.

DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque
201 Marquette Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102-2248
Tel: +1-505-247-3344
Fax: +1-505-247-7025 


Conference Web Site Registration

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See details of this year's speakers at (Tentative.)


Program (Tentative - Updated 12/12/2017)

The agenda has not been finalized. See the calendar here. The conference site menus will have full details on sessions and speakers.

Wednesday, Feb 7


Board Meeting
6:30 Board Dinner
Thursday, Feb 8

Board Meeting

1:00 Registration

Opening General Session - Jane Hamblin presiding

  • Welcome
  • Roll call – Trisha Yarbrough
  • State of the Society (Includes ACHS business meeting)
3:30 Break
3:50 Welcome to New Mexico: Tim Keller, Mayor of Albuquerque (tentative)

Dorothy Mitstifer Distinguished Lecture

  • Diane Denish, former Lt. Governor, New Mexico; Board Chair, Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico (professional development and recognition of teaching excellence); sponsor of the Sunshine Portal (ethics in government)
5:30 Welcome Reception: Meet the Vendors
7:00 Dinner on Your Own
Friday, Feb 9
8:00 Breakfast

Essentials of Nonprofit Accounting & Compliance:

  • Andrea Wright, Partner, Johnson Lambert
  • John Huskins, Principal, Johnson Lambert


Managing Your Organization's Assets:

  • Carla Jackson, Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, First Bank


Vendor Exhibition and Coffee Break


Using Your Data for Improved Marketing & Customer Service:

  • Wes Trochlil, Founder/Owner, Effective Database Management



De-mystifying FERPA:

  • Helen Garrett, Registrar & Chief Officer for Enrollment Information Services, University of Washington




Intellectual Property, Licensing & Protecting Your Trademark

  • Brooke Stites, Affinity Consultants


ACHS Committees Round Tables


Member and Guest Reception

6:00 Dinner on Your Own
Saturday, Feb 10

Board Meeting


Breakfast Roundtables

  • Some tables will be established with topics that are requested every year. There will be additional tables for topics identified at the start of the session.



Best Practices for Leading an Honor Society: Facilitated by Steve Loflin, NSCS and Kate Gaertner, Alpha Sigma Nu

  • Each attendee shares one best practice with the group. It can be something they currently do or something they learned during the conference

Thank You and Wrap Up: Jane Hamblin


Box Lunches and Leisure Activities on Your Own

(List of Suggested Activities TBD)

Sunday, Feb 11






Previous Annual Meetings

2017 ACHS Annual Council Meeting

2016 ACHS Annual Council Meeting

2015 ACHS Annual Council Meeting

2014 ACHS Annual Council Meeting

2013 ACHS Annual Council Meeting