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Association of Office Professionals

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).    


ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING AOP IN SERVICE WORKSHOPS

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live webinar series

* Dates and time subject to change.  Changes will be reflected here and on AOP Listserv.

MEETINGS

Face-to-Face meetings have been cancelled indefinitely to avoid risks incidental to holding a public gathering.  Meetings will be held via Teams.  If you have questions about our meeting schedule, email Jennifer.LewisFREEMississippi, USM AOP Secretary.   Meetings are subject to being rescheduled.   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 to aop-infoFREEMississippi

COMMUNICATIONS

Check out our Communications page for Meeting Minutes, Newsletters, AOP in the News and AOP Member Highlights.

Read our Minutes  Read Our Newsletters

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

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ONE KIND ACT AT A TIME

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FIGHTING AGAINST FOOD INSECURITY

Cans for Collegiate Campaign

Starts October 1st- Ends November 5th

Food insecurity is a reality.  We need to help our students succeed.  Donations are needed on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast Campuses to support our student's academic success.

Donation Boxes

Hattiesburg- Liberal Arts Building, Scianna, Payne Center, Barnes and Noble, Cook Library, Asbury Hall, Century Park North & South, Agora, PowerHouse, Subway
Gulf Coast- Gulf Coast Library, Hardy Hall
 
See the Community Service page for additional information.

 

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. 

FOOD PANTRIES IN NEED OF DONATIONS

Help Combat Food Insecurity By Donating to One of Our Campus Pantries. Studies show that between 11 to 45 percent of college students (across both community colleges and 4 year universities) experienced food insecurity (Dickson & DeLoach, 2021).   A 2020 survey indicated that 39% of college student had experienced food insecurity in the 30 day period prior to being surveyed (Hope College, 2021).  These are our students.  These are our future.  Let's help them eliminate the barrier that food insecurity presents to academic success (Zigmont, Linsmeier, & Gallup, 2019).  This silent epidemic represents a barrier that we as a community can help to remove.  

Hattiesburg Campus Pantries
USM Eagle‚Äôs Nest- Amazon Wish List  Walmart Wish List
USM Wesley Foundation- Amazon Wish List and Walmart Wish List
Gulf Coast Pantry
USM Gulf Park Pantry-  Amazon Wish List and Walmart Wish List

 

QUESTIONS/INTERESTED IN ASSISTING- email jennifer.lewisFREEMississippi Community Service Chair

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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, 2022 (see the Guidelines document for additional information). 

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Renew Your AOP Membership

Membership runs from July 1st through June 30th.

 

 

Contact Us

Association of Office Professionals
118 College Drive #5181 Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
Valerie.CraigFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.6675