Southeast, Central & South American Federation

The New SECSA is Here and a New Academic Year Approaches

I hope this finds everyone well. I hope those that were able to make it to the conference in Orlando had a wonderful time. I believe it was an exceptional event and greatly enjoyed my time and being able to meet and share experiences with so many new people.

I would like to again thank all of the SECSA members for their dedication and determination to move us all forward throughout the 2015-16 academic year and beyond. I am thrilled to be able to announce the following to everyone, which were announced at our SECSA meeting on Friday, July 31st:

1. SECSA Virtual Presentation Forum will be held on Friday, October 23rd. A call for papers will be sent out in a few days with a submission deadline of Sunday, September 6th. Remember there will be no registration fee and no travel expenses; present ‘live’ from your office or home. For more information or if you have a question, please contact Mel Weber at

2. SECSA Conference will be hosted on the campus of Auburn University on Thursday, February 25th and Friday, February 26th with a possible optional outing on Saturday, February 27th. This is being designed to be open to all members (and non members) and graduate students and will include focuses on research, education, industry, and of course, networking and comradery.

3. Connect with the SECSA:
Please connect with the SECSA and its members on LinkedIn and Facebook.
LinkedIn group page: SECSA Federation and on Facebook group page: SECSA Federation of Ichrie

Finally, as the fall semester and terms begin soon, I wish you all the very best for the upcoming school year. As always, I welcome any SECSA member to feel free to reach out to me ( or 980-598-1536), so that we can chat about our future together.

Don Schoffstall


Donald Schoffstall is President of Southeast, Central and South American Federation. Email Donald.

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