Chapter Leader News

April 2014

Chapter Management Center
Readership is outstanding! Thank you for your contributions and support of YOUR newsletter!
Congratulations to newly elected Regional Vice Presidents
Bob Smyth
Great Lakes
Saeed Zolfaghari 
Kevin Taaffe
IIE Professional Chapters sought GOLD and found it!

Professional chapters will treasure the GOLD award they worked hard all year in 2013 to earn!  Mapping out quality programs, membership growth and retention, participation in volunteer leadership development, student chapter support, and strategic planning; these chapters proved solid GOLD in chapter excellence in 2013. The Chapter Activity Report (CAR) is the basis for the IIE Professional Chapter Recognition Program. GOLD chapters will receive award at the 2014 Annual Conference & Expo in Montreal, Canada.
The following chapters will receive the 2013 GOLD AWARD:

Pittsburgh (PA)
National Capital (DC)
Los Angeles (CA)
Twin Cities (MN)
Detroit (MI)
IIE South Jersey Delaware Valley

Silver, Bronze, Award of Merit, Most Improved Chapter and Phoenix Award winners will be featured in upcoming issues of Chapter Leader News. 






  • Did you miss the webinar on April 10,"Student Chapter Required Documents - Step by Step Guide" ? Click here to view the recording and the presentation.
  • The 2013-2014 UCAR for Student Chapters is posted in the Chapter Management Center. Deadline for submittal is April 30. Send to Pam Patterson
  • Next chapter dues rebates checks for student chapters go out September 2014
  • Next chapter dues rebate checks will go out to professional chapters in May 2014.                                                                         
  • The new North Central Region website is now operational! Click here to view
    the website.      
  • Save the Date! IIE Volunteer Leadership Training - IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 1-5 p.m. ET - Palais des Congrés de Montreal (Room TBD). RSVP today.
    Questions? Contact Heather Story 
2014 Western Region University Regional Conference
hosted by
Student Chapter #805, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
(l to r) Leslie Chavira (Cal Poly Pomona secretary), Minerva Munoz (Conference co-chair), Dr. Kamran Abedini (Faculty conference chair), Dr. Jack ReVelle (honoree and keynote speaker); Crystal Chea (Cal Poly Pomona IIE president), Arianne Maristela (Cal Poly Pomona IIE vice president)

ank you to Cal State Poly University- Pomona  student chapter members for your contribution and hard work in making the 2014 Western Regional Conference such a great success. A record-breaking number of students attended plus an impressive number of professionals!  IIE appreciates your efforts on behalf of your organization, and we look forward to your continued participation in the Institute and its activities.  
2014 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Recognition Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty advisors and thank you for your knowledge,experience and support of an IIE student chapter.

Global Level Faculty Advisor
Dr. C. Patrick Koelling
Mid-Atlanta Region
Virginia Tech 
Regional Level Faculty Advisors
Great Lakes Region

Mexico Region

Mid-Atlantic Region

North Central Region

Northeast Region

Southeast Region
Dr. Pratik Parikh

Dr. Margarita Ponce y Loranca Calderón

Dr. C. Patrick Koelling

Dr. Douglas King

Dr. Mohammed Aboul-Seoud

Dr. Jun-Ing Ker
Wright State University

Instituto Tecnológico de Puebla

Virginia Tech

University of Illinois-Urbana

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Louisiana Tech Universit

International activity
Jairo Alfonso Vargas had the opportunity as RVP of Central and South America Region to visit Universidad Continental in Peru. This university is in the process of opening a new IIE Student chapter. Mr. Vargas met all the students who are working hard to charter the chapter and recruit members. 
(l to r) Felipe Nestor Gutarra, IE Department Head; Jairo Alfonso Vargas, IIE RVP; and Herbert Vilchez, Professor
IIE Volunteering Event

null Sponsored by Sustainable Development Division

We are very proud to announce our 2014 sustainability service project for the upcoming IIE National conference. We will be using our IE skills to support Le Coffre aux trésors, a thrift store run by Le Chainon, a local women's shelter founded in Montreal in 1932. The income from items sold in the store is the main source of funding for the Le Chainon women's shelter.


Within the store they are having troubles with intake and prioritization of inventory, so we will be volunteering our time to help them sort their materials as well as improve their overall process approach for future benefit.

Regional Vice Presidents


Kevin Taaffe
South Central
Kyle Grabill
North Central

International Council Chair
Bopaya Bidanda

Central/South America



Continue your involvement with IIE
after graduation as an IIE Young Proessional.
Read about first-year graduate membership discount


Spotlight on Chapter Website


IIE is proud to recognize outstanding chapter or region websites that provide members with up-to-date information while offering an interesting visual experience.


This issue of
Chapter Leader News


Central Florida

as the outstanding website!

Chapters Chartered 

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
Dominican Republic

University de Sovatavento

Universidad Autonoma de Baja California

Pending Charters

University de San Martín de Porres 
Universidad Nacional de Ingeniera 

Northeast Regional Conference T-shirt



Designed by conference host student chapter, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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