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Showing respect

CHENEY CLOKE of British Columbia, chair of the 2022 Bylaws & Resolutions Committee, opened the committee’s July in-person meeting, held in Tysons Corner, Virginia, with a land acknowledgment recognizing the area as traditional territory of the Manahoac people. Land acknowledgments show awareness of and respect for Native American/Indigenous peoples presence and land rights that were appropriated through colonialism. Learn more about land acknowledgments and access a searchable map.

In gratitude

Photo collage of award winners
President ROXROY REID was at the August Exam Committee meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, to congratulate members receiving awards for returning to serve on the committee in 2022. Shown with Rox are NIKKI BARFIELD, BEN ROSENBERG, RIKKI DAVLIN, SUSANNA SUNG, STEPHANIE WASHINGTON, TRISH SMITH, and LAUREN HENRIQUEZ-BENTINE. During the meeting, all three committees and an ad hoc committee met and approved 283 new items and validated content for another 174 items already in use.

Making a connection

CHAUNDRA RANDLE, a member of the Exam Committee, and ASWB staff member JACQUELINE BRAXTON connected in July at the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., national conference in Philadelphia. At the same conference, exam item writer LeQUANDRA HALE-BANKS was elected to the sorority’s international executive board as an international trustee.

Ice cream and beer?

ASWB staff members held two celebrations in July, welcoming CEO STACEY HARDY-CHANDLER with an ice cream social at her first all-staff meeting and saying goodbye to former CEO DWIGHT HYMANS with a retirement party at Kearney’s Pub in Culpeper. The ASWB Social Committee planned both events.

During the August Board of Directors meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, President ROXROY REID and Past President HAROLD DEAN rocked a pair of colorful bow ties that ROX brought back from a recent visit to Jamaica.


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