Good afternoon!

With our annual CRLA Northeast Spring Conference right around the corner, I write to you today with a FINAL CALL for nominations for board positions, awards, and conference proposals......

                   ACT NOW! Deadline is this Friday, March 1st!

Please consider running for one of our board positions for the 2019-2020 academic year, or recommending an exceptional colleague.

 Open positions include:

President-Elect, Treasurer, Communications Coordinator, Membership Coordinator & Secretary

*See HERE for full position descriptions*



Outstanding Educator
This award is for an outstanding educator who is an excellent teacher, tutor, director, coordinator, or scholar in the field of post- secondary reading, writing, mathematics, or developmental education.

Outstanding Contributor to the Field

This award is for a college level administrator or educator who has shown exemplary service to others in their work with students and colleagues in the fields of learning assistance, tutoring, and developmental education.


Proposals for 45 minute concurrent sessions are welcome from anyone with a passion for and occupation in learning assistance, including learning assistance professionals, faculty, peer educators, graduate students, or. Concurrent session presenters will benefit from a discounted conference fee. Please be sure to include the following in your proposal:

o Title of the session

o Intended audience and learning objectives

o 50-100 word description of topic and how it will be addressed

o Relation of topic to conference theme – please keep in mind that literacy isn’t limited

to traditional ideas of reading and writing – proposals representing the broad range of disciplines and uses of literacy are encouraged!

o Full name(s), organization affiliation, e-mail, and phone number of session


o Technology requests (rooms will have HDMI and/or VGA hook ups for projectors)

*Please send all nominations (or inquiries) by 

March 1st to:

Marisa Passafiume, CRLA Northeast Past President

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Marisa Passafiume
Assistant Vice President for Academic Success

Riverdale, NY 10471
Phone: 718-862-7796
Fax: 718-862-7791
Twitter: @Marisa_Pass
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