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First Time Attendee and New Member Welcome Event
Welcome Reception & Scholarship Provider of the Year (SPOY) Awards Presentation
Monday Evening at the Historic Jazz District
Monday Focus Groups
Tuesday Night Dinner with your Colleagues 

First Time Attendee and New Member Welcome Event

Sunday, 10.09.16 - 5:00pm-6:00pm
Sponsored by: The University of Southern Mississippi and Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program
Description: This special event is for first time NSPA Conference attendees and new NSPA members. Please join us for light h'ordeuvres and a cash bar. The NSPA Conference Committee will present information about our association, how to best navigate the conference, and welcome you to the event.

We will also provide live music for the event with the "Midnight Blue Jazz Quartet". For a sample of their music, please click here

Brenda Moran, STARS Scholarship Program, Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation
Anne Hardy, Northern Illinois University
Kimberly Redd, American Library Association

Welcome Reception & Scholarship Provider of the Year (SPOY) Awards Presentation

Monday, 10.10.16 - 5:15pm-6:15pm
Welcome Reception sponsored by: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
SPOY Awards Presentation sponsored by: Fastweb

Please join us for the NSPA 2016 Annual Conference Welcome Reception. Connect with your colleagues while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Music entertainment by Midnight Blue Jazz Quartet.

We will also announce the winner of the Scholarship Provider of the Year (SPOY) Award during this event.

This prestigious award recognizes scholarship providers who demonstrate exceptional leadership, efficiency, and impact in their support of higher education. Two outstanding scholarship providers are selected each year for this honor. Each recipient will receive a $2500 cash prize sponsored by Fastweb, the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school and a top site in the Monster Worldwide Network. NSPA and Fastweb have collaborated on this award for 15 years. 

Monday Evening at the Historic Jazz District

Register here 

Cost: $25 - includes transportation, BBQ buffet dinner, admission to both museums, live jazz, and your first drink.

For more information, please see the flier or contact Maggie at mbrubaker@scholarshipproviders.org or 303-442-2524. 


Tuesday Night Dinner with Your Colleagues

The NSPA Conference Committee has organized dinners at four local restaurants where you can meet and enjoy dinner with your colleagues. Dinner sign-up will be available at registration on Sunday, October 9th and Monday, October 10th on-site on a first come first serve basis. You can view the restaurant options and available times below:

Antons KChttps://antonskc.com/ 
Menu includes: Soups & Salads, Steaks, Fish, Chicken & Pork. The pork and poultry are raised hormone free, without antibiotics and the beef is certified organic grass fed. Antons also serves a wide selection of Beers and Wine.
Reservations made for 7:30pm, 7:45pm, and 8:00pm

Bristol Seafood Grillhttp://www.bristolseafoodgrill.com/
Bristol Seafood Grill is an upscale seafood restaurant offering simply-prepared fresh fish, premium steaks, an impressive wine cellar and handcrafted cocktails.
Reservations made for 7:00pm, 7:30pm, and 8:00pm

Providence New American Kitchenhttp://providence-kc.com/
Beautifully crafted cuisine and cocktails with simple, fresh ingredients and attention to the comfort of Midwestern flavors are noted in the menu, which highlights steaks and chops, fresh seafood, soups, and salads. The menu offers a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts
Reservations made for 7:30pm, 7:45pm, and 8pm

801 Chophousehttp://801chophouse.com/kansas-city/
The Ultimate Kansas City Steak House. We always serve only the freshest USDA prime steak at 801 Chophouse, and paired with our award-winning wine list, exclusive bourbons and single malt scotches, and a daily fresh sheet, you’re sure to have a fine dining experience you will never forget. 
Reservations made for 7:30pm, 7:45pm, and 8pm

All of the restaurants are very close to each other and to the hotel.  

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

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