The International Association of Administrative Professionals Organization receives a proclamation from the president
Posted: 04/24/2003
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The University of Texas-Pan American honors administrative professionals during the month of April. UTPA President Dr. Miguel A. Nevárez decreed the week of April 20 to the 26 be Administrative Professionals Week.

This year marked the 51st observance of Administrative Professionals Week, formerly called National Secretaries Week, April 20-26. Pictured are IAAP officers with Nevárez. From left to right is Lillian Carey, president-elect, administrative secretary, Office of Vice President for Business Affairs; Carole Macheska, president, administrative associate, Student Financial Services; Nevárez; Emily Dickinson, treasurer, executive secretary, COSTEP; and Maria Elena Silva, secretary-elect, administrative clerk, Physical Plant.
"An administrator is only as good as the administrative assistant," said Lillian Carey, president elect for International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

The organization was founded in 1942 and is open to any administrative assistant such as: office managers, executive assistants, administrative coordinators, computer assistants, executive secretaries, office supervisors, medical secretaries, legal secretaries, office administrators, marketing assistants and all other administrative professionals who are a part of the more than three million administrative assistants and secretaries working in the United States.

The organization has more than 40,000 members some of whom were on hand to kick off National Administrative Professionals Week Monday in the International Room at the International Trade and Technology Building.

"The proclamation is a show of appreciation for what we do and the skills and training we demonstrate in our profession," said Carole E. Macheska, president of IAAP local chapter. "We founded our chapter in 1998 and it is open to anyone who wants to come to our monthly meetings."

The organization meets every third Thursday at UT Pan American's Visitors Center Conference Room at 4p.m. For more information call 956/381-2121.