Association of College Honor Societies



Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station

February 14-17, 2008

Theme - The Honor Society Promise: Members, Management, Success

Annual Council Meeting Letter

Tentative Program

Betty Siegel

Dr. Siegel will open our meeting with practical insight, inspiration, and a challenge for us to lead with purpose and integrity. We have a responsibility  to our members, and Dr. Siegel will share ways to be effective. Known as an icon among American college presidents, she served Kennesaw State University from 1981-2005.

Andy Sernovitz

We have THE expert on Word of Mouth Marketing joining us. He actually wrote the book on it (a copy will be provided for each attendee) and he is the co-founder of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association. Andy will share practical ways to get people talking about your company, your cause, and  your stuff. 

Karen Levin Coburn

Karen Levin Coburn is one of the country's leading experts on the college experience. She is co-author of the acclaimed book, Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years, which, in its fourth printing, has sold more than 330,000 copies. Coburn is often quoted in the national and international media for her tips on helping students and parents make a smooth transition from high school to college--from what to bring, to what to expect, to how to stay in touch. Karen will share with ACHS participants how to better understand the generation of college students that we are working with and how to better understand and appreciate the parents of these students.

David Callahan

The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead  by David Callahan has been the subject of a charged national conversation since its publication. In speaking appearances around the country, Callahan engages audiences in this important conversation about integrity and ethics in the Academy. An inspiring, passionate speaker, he challenges listeners to ask themselves hard moral questions and offers solutions to the growing pressure to succeed at any cost. With these solutions, he will challenge ACHS members to play a positive role in addressing this behavior. Callahan is cofounder and director of research at the public policy center Demos. The author of five books, he has published articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today, and has been a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. He received a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University and lives in New York City.