Six local conference communicators, two union communicators and four Union College students and their sponsor attended the annual Society of Adventist Communicators convention held this year in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Oct. 19-21. The three-day event aims to provide training, networking and inspiration for every level of communicator—student through seasoned professional.

Sponsored by the North American Division Office of Communication in partnership with the SAC Board, this convention is the only NAD wide gathering for Adventist communicators. This year over 240  people participated in exploring the convention’s annual theme of “Purpose. Passion. Partnership.”

Hugh Davis, MAUC associate director for communication, led one segment of the popular Ask the Experts panel discussion, and Jodi Dossenko (Dakota Conference communication director) and Savannah Carlson (Minnesota Conference communication director) both won valuable take-home prizes during the Tech Talk presentation.

Union College senior Annika Cambigue, a communication and English major, received the Student of the Year Award for both her professional competent and her personal kindness. “The English and Communication Programs couldn’t be more proud of all our students,” said Professor Tanya Cochrann. “They always represent Union extremely well.”

For Annalise Jacobs, also a senior at Union College, the opportunity to meet in person with potential employers was extremely valuable. “I’d love to be able to work in the church,” she said.

Current SAC president Brenda Dickerson shared, “Our SAC board worked especially hard this year to bring in high-quality presenters and also to provide ample time and space for people to network and share ideas and resources. I hope everyone who attended took away at least one thing of value that will positively impact their lives and their work in the coming year.”

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