For 230 years, Louisburg College has been a place where opportunity grows. As America’s Premier Private Two-Year College, we serve to provide a bridge for students who choose to make a successful transition from high school to college. This is our LEGACY.
On Saturday, October 14th, Louisburg College invites college and university staff from all over the state to attend the annual NCHO RA Drive-In Conference. While here, we're confident you'll share great ideas, learn more about yourself personally and professionally, and of course, have fun!
Our theme is LEGACY - before you arrive, during the conference, and after you depart we encourage you to reflect on YOUR legacy. What people, events, or experiences have shaped or continue to shape your values and beliefs? What do you want your legacy to be? What will you leave behind?
Please explore the links below: get registered, submit to present, support our philanthropy in a fun way, and get ready to showcase your school spirit! If you have questions or need more information, don't hesitate to email us at email@example.com
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Conference Registration (Holt Lobby, JPAC)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Roll Call & Welcome (Dickson Auditorium, JPAC)
10:35 - 11:25 a.m. - “Roots” Session (Taft Building)
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - “Trunks” Session (Taft Building)
12:20 - 1:20 p.m. - Lunch - (Duke Dining Hall)
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Keynote Speaker (Dickson Auditorium, JPAC)
2:10 - 3:00 p.m. - “Leaves” Session (Taft Building)
3:10 - 4:00 p.m. - Social, Swap Shop, Money Wars (Taft Building)
4:10 - 5:00 p.m. - “Acorns” Session (Taft Building)
5:10 - 6:00 p.m. - Closing, Awards, & Send-Off (Norris Theater, JPAC)
6:00 p.m. - Optional Campus Tour
Whom are we supporting?
This year we will be raising money for the United Way of Franklin County. Since 1887, United Way has built their legacy by offering funds and services to various agencies and organizations so that they may operate at their fullest potential. This past year the community banded together during “Day of Caring” and renovated the Boys and Girls Club in order to provide a better experience for the youth that this organization serves. This is just one way in which the United Way has helped the community. For more information on the United Way of Franklin County, you can visit their website at www.uwfc.org or contact Andrea Bell Wright at 919-495-9179.
The best way we can give back is to raise money! Each institution is encouraged to fundraise as much money as they can between now and the conference. It is up to your institution on how you will raise the funds! Some examples may include an auction, residence hall penny wars, selling baked goods etc. Remember to check with your institution’s fundraising rules. We will accept cash or check (made out to United Way of Franklin County). Donations collected and receipts provided at registration! The top three fundraising institutions will receive awards (gold, silver, and bronze), be recognized at closing ceremonies, and receive a gift of appreciation! Afraid you won’t raise enough? Who cares! All funds contributed, no matter how large or small, will make a BIG difference.
Let’s make it fun and raise even more!
Money wars - Upon arriving to the conference your total points (1 point/for every cent that you have raised; example $200.00 = 20,000 points) will be recorded. During the conference each institution will have a jar. Throughout the day an institution may subtract points from another by putting money in that institution’s jar. The total amount of money placed in each institution’s jar is counted and then subtracted from their original total at the end of the day. You may want to save some of your raised money in order to sabotage another team! We will also announce the winner of money wars at the closing ceremony.
LET THE ‘FUN’DRAISING BEGIN!
Let's make this the most energetic and spirited event to date! We HIGHLY encourage conference participants to participate in the following ways. There will be awards announced for each category at closing ceremonies, so show us what you got!
Best Dressed: decorate those clothespins to share, find your best wig, put on your wildest makeup, or even dress to the nines - we want to see how you represent YOUR institution in a spirited way! Best dressed judged during roll-calls.
Roll-Call: During opening ceremonies, we're going to ask that your institution stand where you're seated (on the floor, not our chairs) and let everyone know who you are and where you're from. Please limit to 30 seconds. Feel free to use song and dance, as long as it's appropriate! Noisemakers aren't necessary - you won't be judged on noise. Creativity and clarity; short and sweet is what counts!
Spirit Banners: Any medium may be used to create your spirit banner. We ask that it incorporate 1) your institution and 2) the LEGACY theme. Maximum dimensions MUST be no larger than 4x3 feet and must be light enough to be mounted to a wall with masking/packing tape. Banners will be collected during registration and hung in the halls of Taft Building where program sessions are for all to see! Best banner announced at closing ceremonies.
Best Programs: Four presenters/groups will be awarded best program/presentation at closing ceremonies (one winner for each of the four sessions). Winners determined after review of peer assessments.
Louisburg College is located at 501 North Main Street, Louisburg, NC 27549.
Parking on campus is FREE! When you arrive at the above address, simply follow signage and directions from our staff on site.
From the coast to the mountains, we realize that your delegation may need to arrive the night before. If that's the case, we've partnered with two hotels in Wake Forest, NC. Below are our recommendations for lodging - when you call to reserve, please mention "NCHO RA Drive-In at Louisburg" for the discounted conference rates! The commute from Wake Forest to Louisburg is short, and your delegation can depart for home directly following the conference.
Sleep Inn of Wake Forest, NC
Address: 12401 Wake Union Church Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone: (919) 556-4007
Please call Sleep Inn Wake Forest to book your accommodations. Mention NCHO RA Drive In Conference to get your special rate of $89.99 plus all applicable taxes. This rate will be available to book until September 29th 2017. This rate includes a hot breakfast, newly upgraded pools, fitness center, indoor pool & spa, and lots of restaurants in walking distance.
Candlewood Suites of Wake Forest, NC
Address: 12050 Retail Drive, Wake Forest NC 27587
Phone: (919) 554-6901
Please call for rates and reservations!