Friday, April 14, 2006
Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Administrative Professionals Day is April 19 at Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – “Creating Excellence” is the theme of the 2006 Administrative Professionals Day, which is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall University’s Huntington campus.  The event is sponsored by the Marshall Community & Technical College.

The registration fee of $99 includes materials, lunch and refreshments.  To register or to obtain additional information, persons may call (304) 696-6855.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jerri Liszewski, director of Human Resources/MTS, Alcon Laboratories, Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas.  Her topic will be “Creating Personal Excellence … And Then Some.”  Liszewski will highlight ways individuals can discover to inspire themselves to perform at optimal levels and to attain personal excellence. 

Before going to work at Alcon Laboratories, Inc., she worked at Hewlett-Packard for 16 years in human resources.  She is a former high school psychology and sociology teacher and a practicing counseling psychologist.  In addition to working with numerous community groups, Liszewski has for more than 10 years served on the faculty of the University of Phoenix, where she has been an instructor in the MBA program and a diversity instructor to all new faculty members at the Denver, Colo., campus.

Participants can select two workshops from among the seven offered.  The workshops will have a maximum of 20 participants per workshop per session.  The workshops include:

  • “Can You Hear Me Now?” by Shelia Brownfield,  CPS/CAP Executive Assistant to the VP/General Manager of Alcon Manufacturing Lt. in Huntington and president emeritus of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
  • “Put On Your Big Girl Panties and Deal With It,” by Michele Conley, an executive with the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation in Huntington. 
  • “Humor, Happiness, & Health,” by Bill Ellis, newspaper columnist, Scott Depot, W.Va.
  • “Do You Think You Know What Your Customers Think?” by Beth Lengel, Director of Services for Lengel Vocational Services, Inc., of West Columbia, S.C.
  • “Getting the Credential – Administrative Assistant Technology Associate Degree,” by Wylma Skean, professor of Administrative Assistant Technology at MCTC.
  • “Time of Your Life,” by Frank Lengel, Director of Services at Lengel Vocational Services, Inc., West Columbia, S.C.
  • “Begin With the End in Mind, One Step at a Time,” by Marcia Smith, First Vice President, Chase Bank, and a Certified Treasury Professional in Huntington.

The group will be welcomed by Dr. Vicki Riley, president of the Marshall Community and Technical College, at 9 a.m.  Following her remarks Dr. Lorraine Anderson, associate dean of the Lewis College of Business at Marshall, will speak on “Give ’em a Pickle.”

In addition to the workshops and lunch,  Frank Lengel will present “Ping Pong All the Day Long” at 1:30 p.m.; Tia Theriaque, International Director, Southeast District, International Association of Administrative Professionals, will speak on “Your Life is a Canvas:Paint a Masterpiece” at 2 p.m.  A fashion show presented by Marshalls of Huntington follows at 2:30 p.m.  A drawing for door prizes at 3 p.m. will close out the day’s activities.