IN MEMORIAM OF LES BOSSERT

(Palmyra, NJ – October 28, 2020) – Les Bossert, Corporate Records Manager for Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU), Bismarck, North Dakota, passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2020. He had been with MDU, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, for 38 years where he educated and trained three generations of employees on the basics of RIM, and how they fit into the larger scheme of that function.

Les is survived by his sons Trent and Evan (wife Lindsey), grandchildren Aubrey and Dylan, his mother, Rauha, and many other family members.

Les was a founding member of the ND-Bismarck/Mandan Chapter of ARMA International and served in many leadership positions. Les has been involved with the ARMA Midwest Rocky Mountain Region.

He recognized the need for professional certification and received his Certified Records Manager (CRM) designation from the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM). At his passing, he was the ICRM Regent, Legislation and Appeals, and had served previously as a mentor, proctor, grader, and as chair of the website review committee.

Since 2007 Les greatly supported the Utilities Records information Management (URIM) group and was currently Moderator of its monthly conference calls. He was also instrumental in coordinating its three mid-year educational seminars.

Les was highly regarded in the records management profession and was extremely generous with both his time and knowledge. For those lucky to have known him, you would agree he was very much a man of family, faith and fellowship, and will be sorely missed.

Friends and associates have established the Les Bossert Memorial as our way to recognize his many contributions.  Please  visit Les Bosserts Memorial Page  http://armaedfoundation.org/les-bossert/

The Foundation is a leading organization that embraces the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c) 3 tax exempt status in the US. For additional information, please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/

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2020 LaARMA NOSTRA CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Palmyra, NJ (October 28,2020) – The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 LaARMA Nostra Certification Reimbursement Awards.  This program provides reimbursement grants for information management practitioners working toward or having recently completed certifications related to information management, such as the CRM (Certified Records Manager) and IGP (Information Governance Professional) certifications.

Shirley Derrick, of the ARMA Milwaukee Chapter, for pursuing received a $500 award the Certified Records Analyst (CRA) credential.

Erica Siegrist, of the ARMA Austin Chapter, received a $500 award for earning the Certified Records Analyst (CRA) credential.

Whitney Nelson, AIIM member, received a $500 award for pursuing the Certified Records Manager (CRM) credential.

LaARMA Nostra and the Foundation congratulate this year’s award winners and encourage all Information Management professionals to pursue endeavors, such as certification, to enhance their careers and the IM profession.  

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a future educational scholarship or award, please contact the Foundation at scholarships@armaedfoundation.org.  There are many candidates who could benefit from financial support to further their education in the field of information management.

The Foundation is a leading organization that embraces the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c) 3 tax exempt status in the US. For additional information, please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2020 LA ARMA NOSTRA CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

Palmyra, NJ (2 September 2020) – The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation, AIEF) is extending the deadline for those submitting applications for La ARMA Nostra’s 2020 Reimbursement Grant Program. The new deadline is midnight (US CDT) Sunday, 20 September 2020.

LaARMA Nostra program provides reimbursement for information management* practitioners working toward, or having recently completed, certifications related to information management, including, but not limited to, the Certified Records Manager (CRM) and Information Governance Professional (IGP) certifications.

This year the Foundation anticipates awarding six (6) $500 grants, generously funded through La ARMA Nostra.

Deadline for applications has been extended to September 20, 2020, at midnight CDT.

Scholarship criteria and applications are now available on the Foundation website:

http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/currently-available-scholarships/

* The Foundation’s current focus is the field information management (IM) which we define as: including the responsibility for establishing and implementing policies, systems, and procedures to capture, create, access, distribute, use, store, secure, retrieve, and ensure disposition of an organization’s records and information assets. IM is an essential component for information governance, which holds organizations and individuals accountable for the proper handling of information assets. IM enables awareness to both business and technology changes enabling any organization to respond, with confidence, to changing needs.

The Foundation is a leading organization that embraces the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c) 3 tax exempt status in the US. For additional information, please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/

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