Welcome to the Southern New England APPA (SNEAPPA) webpage. This site is designed to give you all the latestinformation as it relates to Southern New England chapter of APPA. This site also will provide information on current officers, future meetings, by-laws, potential by-law changes, past presidents, current education topics, as well as a list of all the higher education institutions who make up SNEAPPA.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Welcome and thank you for visiting the SNEAPPA website!
My name is Keith Macdonald and I am proudly serving as your SNEAPPA President for the next term. Many thanks to the membership that was able to attend our June meeting in Providence. We enjoyed interesting presentations, discussions, socializing and got a good taste of what’s to come.
On behalf of SNEAPPA, I would like to thank John Michalewicz who served as the SNEAPPA President from 2010-2014. He did a fabulous job and set the standard high! Hopefully I can pick up the baton, running, and keep our membership moving forward.
In an effort to increase membership involvement (both member institutions and business partners), one of my initial goals is to develop our annual programming schedule, allowing members ample opportunity to plan and schedule attending these very important and informative meetings. We always welcome member institutions to serve as hosts. If this is something you might consider, please be sure to let one of our board members know of your interest. It is always a pleasure to visit fellow institutions and appreciate their facilities, operations and gain a refreshed look at how others ‘get it done!’
This is truly an exciting time to be a member of SNEAPPA! For those who may not know, our chapter has the privilege of hosting the 2015 ERAPPA Conference in Providence, RI, October 4-7. John Cannon is serving as our Host Committee Chairperson and has assembled a talented team to coordinate this mammoth event.
Our venue will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in the heart of downtown Providence, adjacent to the Omni Hotel. These venues will showcase a program geared to support our theme “Lighting Our Future.” Speakers such as Bob Kelleher and Dr. Ned Hallowell will provide attendees thought-provoking presentations which will complement our educational tracts. It will be an event filled with collaboration by colleagues, interaction with our business partners and some good time fun.
Realizing that our members possess a wealth of knowledge, we need your support to make 2015 ERAPPA Conference a dynamic and interactive event. Please consider volunteering to assist our host committee and enhance the experience of our attendees as we welcome them to southern New England.
Keith C. Macdonald, SNEAPPA President
FALL 2014 SNEAPPA MEETING
The SNEAPPA Fall Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at Bentley University, Waltham, MA. (www.bentley.edu) and it will be another interesting session! Two panel discussions take center stage this month, covering sustainability and dealing with difficult construction projects. After lunch, join a tour of one of two recent Bentley projects: Morison Hall or the Student Center, showcasing classroom or common space expansion (respectively) Certainly a not-to-be-missed program!
To register, simply click HERE. Advance register at $90 before close-of-business on November 7 to save!
****PARKING PASSES ARE REQUIRED FOR CAMPUS PARKING -- Tickets will be issued without one!!!**** print out and place this parking pass on your dashboard the day of the meeting! La Cava #395 will be a short walk from these areas.
Please view the agenda here: Fall 2014 Meeting Agenda
Please view the campus map & directions here: Campus Map & Directions
SUMMER 2014 SNEAPPA MEETING
The SNEAPPA Summer Meeting was held on Thursday, June 19 at the Omni Providence in Providence, RI. The meeting began by holding elections for the 2014-2016 slate of officers comprising the SNEAPPA Board of Directors. The first morning session then begin with Bridgewater State University sharing their project experience with striving for Net-Zero Energy. The second half of the morning then engaged the audience with a "Hot Topics" panel, tackling discussions on current challenges/solutions facing colleagues in the Facilities field.
Please view the agenda here: Summer 2014 Meeting Agenda