2007 Horatio Alger Conference

Footage take here is only part of all of the footage from the Horatio Alger Conference held that night that was broadcasted on live TV. In the video, a former Virginia Horatio Alger scholar mentions reads an essay describing the hardships and obstacles that I have had overcome in my life in order to achieve success, including me being diagnosed on the autism spectrum at the age of 2. A few years later, I was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified), or mild ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Hope you enjoy the video.

Is Virginia Beach a good Conference Destination?

Question by Jon: Is Virginia Beach a good Conference Destination?
What re your experiences there? Convention Center and the attached Doubletree Hotel?

Best answer:

Answer by Steven D
Always. VA Beach offers all types of diversions between seminars. Not only does it have a great beachfront but the dining is first rate. Here’s a link:http://www.vbfun.com/visitors/default.aspx

Add your own answer in the comments!

How is Kentucky in the South Eastern Conference in football but not VA Tech?

Question by Why Envy: How is Kentucky in the South Eastern Conference in football but not VA Tech?
Virginia is a southern state too and just as south as Kentucky!

Best answer:

Answer by JazzyJezz
Yeah, it doesn’t seem to make a lot of geographic sense for Kentucky, but it is not so much geographical. For example, Louisiana Tech is in the Western Athletic Conference, Colorado is in the Pac-12 despite being three states from the Pacific coast, and TCU will be in the Big East in 2012 despite being in Texas. They take factors like academic standards and overall athletic performance (not just football) into account, although there are instances when schools will be split into different conferences depending on the sport (Ex: Notre Dame and BYU). It is really up to the schools themselves when they get a conference invite and Virginia Tech decided to join the ACC in 2004 when the Big East blew up in 2003. Plus Virginia is on the Atlantic Coast, so a move to the ACC made sense. Kentucky has been in the SEC since its inception in 1932 and believe it or not, Kentucky was pretty good at football back in the day when they were coached by Bear Bryant. They were not always bottom dwellers in football, so it makes sense that they are in the SEC.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Hip Hop & R&B, Unsigned Artist Conference with Doug E. Fresh

Doug E. Fresh headlines a panel of music moguls who dish out priceless advice to unsigned Hip Hop & R&B artists at Rodney Grimes’ “Best of the Best DMV Music Conference” at the Showplace Arena in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This video is a “must-see” for any rising talent interested in making it in the highly competitive music industry! (DMV= DC, Maryland, & Virginia)

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Silent Vigil and Press Conference

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Silent Vigil and Press Conference
Colleges In Virginia
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In the background, Equality Riders hold a press conference, calling for dialogue with Patrick Henry College students and an end to religious-based discrimination.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.

BOSS awards, conference cap busy year for single Soldiers 090902

BOSS awards, conference cap busy year for single Soldiers 090902
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PHOTO CAPTION: Sgt. Dacia Gilliam of U.S. Army Garrison Ft. Campbell, Ky. traveled with her fellow BOSS representatives to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Arlington, Va. where they helped maintain the beauty of a large gazebo near the entrance to the property. (Photo by Sgt. Danielle M. Colson, DA BOSS Representative)

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BOSS awards, conference cap busy year for single Soldiers 090902

By Rob McIlvaine
FMWRC Public Affairs

BOSS teams of Soldiers and Army civilians from around the world converged at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va., during the second week of August to gain the skills to enhance team dynamics and the tools to better facilitate the execution of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers programs at their garrisons.

“Our main objective here is to have the BOSS triad teams – the command sergeant majors, the BOSS presidents, and the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation advisors – come together for training opportunities, networking and sharing of ideas,” said Robert Lattanzi, BOSS program manager.

The BOSS program focuses on quality of life, recreation and leisure, and community service opportunities for single Soldiers. During this conference, team members attended nearly 50 educational seminars on marketing, budgeting and leadership.

“We’ve come a long way,” FMWRC commander Brig. Gen. Reuben D. Jones said about the 20 years the BOSS program has been in existence. “And we’ve got to set the table for the next decade … with your creativity, your innovation and your dedication to keep BOSS in front of leaders.”

Included in this year’s training forum was a competition for Best Installation & Static Display/Continuity Book, Best Event, and Best Photo Contest. Categories were grouped by single Soldier permanent party population: extra large, large, medium, small and extra small installations. Monetary awards were ,000 for First Place and 0 for Second Place.

The Best Installation Award was given to the garrison which exemplified the three core components of BOSS: Quality of Life, Recreation and Leisure, and Community Service. Each submission included a video presentation of activities during the past year demonstrating what made their installation’s BOSS Program unique and how members contributed. The submission also included a Static Display Board and Continuity Book, which is the “go-to” book on how to ensure continuity during the constant changeover of BOSS presidents.

“We have a need for permanent slots for BOSS presidents at 47 installations to ensure the BOSS program runs smoothly. These new positions if authorized, hopefully soon, will be two-year commitments,” Sgt. Danielle M. Colson, DA BOSS representative, said. The new two-year positions are one of the changes initiated through the Army Family Covenant.

The Best Event Award, judged solely on a three-minute video presentation, needed to clearly demonstrate what made their event unique such as creativity, benefit to participants, community involvement and costs.

The Best BOSS Photo Contest Award was given to the best photo which included the three core components of BOSS. It could not be the same photo used in the Best Installation/Event or Display Board. Monetary awards of 0 were given for first place winner and 0 for runner-up, regardless of installation size.

The awards, categorized by installation size:

BEST EVENT

X-SMALL

First Place – U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, Germany

Second Place – Camp Darby, Italy

SMALL

First Place – Ft. Rucker, Ala.

Second Place – Ft. Hamilton, N.Y.

MEDIUM

First Place – Ft. Lee, Va.

Second Place – Camp Red Cloud, Korea

LARGE

First Place – U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany

Second Place – Ft. Stewart, Ga.

X-LARGE

First Place – Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

BEST INSTALLATION

X-SMALL

First Place – U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison West Point, N.Y.

SMALL

First Place – Ft. Rucker, Ala.

Second Place – Camp Stanley, Korea

MEDIUM

First Place – Camp Red Cloud, Korea

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea

LARGE

First Place – Ft. Stewart, Ga.

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany

X-LARGE

First Place – Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

PHOTO CONTEST

First Place – U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey, Calif.

Second Place – Ft. Knox, Ky.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Feltus Edwards Award for MWR Excellence
Silvia Joiner – U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, Germany

President of the Year Award
Staff Sgt. Edmond Perez – Ft. Sam Houston, Texas

Julius Gates Senior Military Advisor of the Year Award
Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Donald R. Felt – Ft. Hood, Texas

(C. Todd Lopez of Army News Service contributed to this article)

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BOSS awards, conference cap busy year for single Soldiers 090902

BOSS awards, conference cap busy year for single Soldiers 090902
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PHOTO CAPTION: Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Albert Davidson of U.S. Army Garrison Ft. Hunter Liggett, Calif., joined his fellow BOSS representatives recently to help restore the Lincoln Cottage at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Arlington, Va. Sgt Zkmain Sanchez of U.S. Army Garrison Ft. Benning, Ga is seen cleaning the window. (Photo by Sgt. Danielle M. Colson, DA BOSS Representative)

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BOSS awards, conference cap busy year for single Soldiers 090902

By Rob McIlvaine
FMWRC Public Affairs

BOSS teams of Soldiers and Army civilians from around the world converged at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va., during the second week of August to gain the skills to enhance team dynamics and the tools to better facilitate the execution of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers programs at their garrisons.

“Our main objective here is to have the BOSS triad teams – the command sergeant majors, the BOSS presidents, and the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation advisors – come together for training opportunities, networking and sharing of ideas,” said Robert Lattanzi, BOSS program manager.

The BOSS program focuses on quality of life, recreation and leisure, and community service opportunities for single Soldiers. During this conference, team members attended nearly 50 educational seminars on marketing, budgeting and leadership.

“We’ve come a long way,” FMWRC commander Brig. Gen. Reuben D. Jones said about the 20 years the BOSS program has been in existence. “And we’ve got to set the table for the next decade … with your creativity, your innovation and your dedication to keep BOSS in front of leaders.”

Included in this year’s training forum was a competition for Best Installation & Static Display/Continuity Book, Best Event, and Best Photo Contest. Categories were grouped by single Soldier permanent party population: extra large, large, medium, small and extra small installations. Monetary awards were ,000 for First Place and 0 for Second Place.

The Best Installation Award was given to the garrison which exemplified the three core components of BOSS: Quality of Life, Recreation and Leisure, and Community Service. Each submission included a video presentation of activities during the past year demonstrating what made their installation’s BOSS Program unique and how members contributed. The submission also included a Static Display Board and Continuity Book, which is the “go-to” book on how to ensure continuity during the constant changeover of BOSS presidents.

“We have a need for permanent slots for BOSS presidents at 47 installations to ensure the BOSS program runs smoothly. These new positions if authorized, hopefully soon, will be two-year commitments,” Sgt. Danielle M. Colson, DA BOSS representative, said. The new two-year positions are one of the changes initiated through the Army Family Covenant.

The Best Event Award, judged solely on a three-minute video presentation, needed to clearly demonstrate what made their event unique such as creativity, benefit to participants, community involvement and costs.

The Best BOSS Photo Contest Award was given to the best photo which included the three core components of BOSS. It could not be the same photo used in the Best Installation/Event or Display Board. Monetary awards of 0 were given for first place winner and 0 for runner-up, regardless of installation size.

The awards, categorized by installation size:

BEST EVENT

X-SMALL

First Place – U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, Germany

Second Place – Camp Darby, Italy

SMALL

First Place – Ft. Rucker, Ala.

Second Place – Ft. Hamilton, N.Y.

MEDIUM

First Place – Ft. Lee, Va.

Second Place – Camp Red Cloud, Korea

LARGE

First Place – U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany

Second Place – Ft. Stewart, Ga.

X-LARGE

First Place – Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

BEST INSTALLATION

X-SMALL

First Place – U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison West Point, N.Y.

SMALL

First Place – Ft. Rucker, Ala.

Second Place – Camp Stanley, Korea

MEDIUM

First Place – Camp Red Cloud, Korea

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea

LARGE

First Place – Ft. Stewart, Ga.

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany

X-LARGE

First Place – Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Second Place – U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

PHOTO CONTEST

First Place – U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey, Calif.

Second Place – Ft. Knox, Ky.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Feltus Edwards Award for MWR Excellence
Silvia Joiner – U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, Germany

President of the Year Award
Staff Sgt. Edmond Perez – Ft. Sam Houston, Texas

Julius Gates Senior Military Advisor of the Year Award
Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Donald R. Felt – Ft. Hood, Texas

(C. Todd Lopez of Army News Service contributed to this article)

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Proceedings of Conference Held to Consider the Question of Tax Reform at Hotel Richmond Richmond Virginia January 20 & 21 1914

Proceedings of Conference Held to Consider the Question of Tax Reform at Hotel Richmond Richmond Virginia January 20 & 21 1914

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APPLE Conference

The APPLE conferences, developed by the Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the University of Virginia, are the leading national training symposiums dedicated to substance abuse prevention and health promotion for student athletes and athletics department administrators. The goal of the APPLE conference is to assist colleges in promoting student athlete health and wellness by empowering teams of student- athletes and administrators to create an institution-specific action plan.
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