Overview of Association of Office Professionals (AOP)
The USM Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is dedicated to providing opportunities for communication and relationship building among staff members of the University. Membership is open to all USM support staff. Associate membership is open to supervisors of USM support staff. The USM AOP is affiliated with the Mississippi Association of Education Office Professionals (MAEOP), and the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP).
April 20th 11 a.m. - Join us at the Fieldhouse for the Homeless at 5712 US Highway 49 S as we will be featured in a WDAM broadcast on the donations gathered for Fieldhouse for the Homeless and the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
PSP credits are posted as events are approved for PSP credits and held remotely using Teams.
* Dates and time subject to change. Changes will be reflected here and on AOP Listserv.
UPCOMING AOP WORKSHOPS
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SPOTLIGHT- Webinar for the month of April
Establishing and Maintaining Health in 2021
Presented by Madison Estrada, M.S., LMLP
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
JOIN US IN TRANSFORMING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH KINDNESS
Beautifying Our Campus-
Picking up area within parking garage
1st session 4/8/21 at 1 p.m. Parking Garage
2nd session - 4/29/21 Sign Up Here
Donating to Help the Needy-
Donations to Fieldhouse for the Homeless and the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter are still needed please contact Jennifer.LewisFREEMississippi%20with any questions.
Helping Our International Students-
Donating Exam Prep Kits with study materials and snacks
To be delivered 4/15/21
QUESTIONS/INTERESTED IN ASSISTING- email jennifer.lewisFREEMississippi Community Service Chair
IN THE NEWS
AOP MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
|Cindy Walker, winner of the 2021 Outstanding Business Foundations Graduate Student Award|
|Joyce Powell, winner of the 2021 Outstanding Staff Award – USM Gulf Park Campus|
|Jennifer Lewis, winner of the 2020 President’s Volunteer Service Award, an honor bestowed directly by the U.S. White House|
READ ALL ABOUT IT
Before attending our June 14th webinar, we recommend that you read Dr. Casey Maugh Funderburk's article on the forgettingthewadeinsarticle.pdf
Free Training From Other Organizations
ON DEMAND TRAINING
Need on demand training. USM AOP has a variety of on-demand series. For more information, see our webinar series page.
Face-to-Face meetings have been cancelled indefinitely to avoid risks incidental to holding a public gathering. Instead, AOP will be meeting remotely. The AOP General Meetings for 2020-2021 will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, unless a scheduling conflict occurs. This meeting will be considered a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams unless otherwise noted. If you have questions about our meeting schedule, email Jennifer.Lewis@usm.edu, USM AOP Secretary. *
* Meetings are subject to being rescheduled. For a complete list of meetings, see the Meeting Schedule Page. If you need a copy of previous notes, please check the Meeting Notes page. If you do not see the notes posted, please email a request indicating the meeting date to USM Board.
AWARDS- Don't forget to submit your nomination for Educational Administrator of the Year and Educational Office Professional of the Year by Friday, April 30th, 2021 (see the Guidelines document for additional information).
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Membership runs from July 1st through June 30th.