Summer Institute has been a wonderful event and I have been privileged to be able to participate over several years and in several capacities. I attended after being in financial aid for about two years, this was my first exposure to not only some great training but to RMASFAA as an organization. I loved it! I met so many people and learned so much information, I really came back into my office energized and looking forward to the coming year.
There was so much discussion during the week about volunteering that I filled out a volunteer form right after I got back into my office. Since then I have served on the Entertainment and Site committees, I have been a faculty member, and this year I get to be Chair of a rockin’ Institute!
Being involved with Summer Institute has been incredibly rewarding, both personally and professionally. I truly feel that I have good friends and resources throughout the RMASFAA region due to my participation. It can be a hard week, putting on such a great event, the hours are long but seeing everyone enjoy themselves, enjoy their classes and instructors, and really getting a lot out of the week is so fantastic. Participation and volunteering at any level, but particularly with Summer Institute, has added a dimension to my career that I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to build.
I look forward to many more years of service and involvement with SI!
–Rob Drybread, Summer Institute Chair