Chapter ApprovalThe following is the body of an email we recieved from the Executive Director of UPE, Mr. Orlando Madrigal.
To Mr. Jeffrey Burroughs and Dr. Hamann:
This email message acknowledges receipt of your application to establish a chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) at the University of Wyoming. I apologize for this late acknowledgement of your chapter application (having just returned from an overseas trip this last evening).
Since you have an accredited program, you will receive automatic approval of your chapter application (although there is the likelihood that someone in the UPE Executive Council might suggest one or more changes to your chapter constitution or by-laws).
Council will be reviewing your chapter application in the next few weeks and a chapter approval letter will be sent to you during the first week in March 2010. I recommend that you go ahead and make plans to schedule a charter ceremony anytime after March 15, 2010. It is quite likely that Dr. Robert Roggio, a member of the UPE Executive Council will visit your campus to charter your chapter.
Orlando S. Madrigal, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Department of Computer Science California State University, Chico
The Formation Committee
The Formation Committee is: made up of a group of students
who have come together for the common goal of drafting our constitution,
creating our by-laws, and compiling all of the information needed to
successfully charter the first chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon in Wyoming.
It will be known as the Wyoming Alpha Chapter.
We have completed another milestone early this semester. Our application materials have finally been compiled and sent off. We are hoping to have our charter by late March 2010.
It is the intention of the formation committee to ensure that those who have served the Wyoming Alpha Chapter during its earliest hours are recognized. As such, the Wyoming Alpha Chapter has been awarded funds with which to pay the formation committee member's dues. We hope that each of our committee members feels welcomed and appreciated. With out our members we are nothing.
It is our intention to ensure that access to this honor society is both fair and competitive. As a result, after the successful chartering of the Wyoming Alpha Chapter, it is the intention of the formation committee to then branch off into the curriculum committee. It will be the purpose of this committee to compile a list of courses offered at the University of Wyoming that will satisfy our 15 credit hour membership requirements. We hope to achieve this goal within one year of chartering.
Indeed it is the duty of all who have knowledge to pass that knowledge on. It is in the spirit of this statement that we intend to begin offering tutoring services to the students of the computer science department upon the successful chartering of the Wyoming Alpha Chapter. We intend to support all classes that have been completed by our members and it is our goal to give back to the students all that we have learned.
Though we have toiled for many hours compiling information, thinking about the future, and planning for what is best for our members, we are still left with quite the number of tasks to complete. We have no intention of becoming stagnate and it is our mission to continually learn and grow. As we do, we will continue to try to raise the bar for all those around us. Whereas we continue moving forward, we would like to leave you with this though from a man who needs no introduction:
“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.” - Alan Turing