A Message from the President...Peggy W. Jackson
As President, I bring you greetings from the Board and Members of the Arkansas Chapter of NIGP The Institute for Public Procurement. We would like to personally welcome you to our website.
The Arkansas Chapter of NIGP is engaged in providing educational and networking opportunities for all its members. Professional development opportunities are highlighted on the website for easy access. Links are also provided to connect our members to other avenues of procurement information. Helping our members obtain their CPPB or CPPO certifications through UPPCC is a priority with our organization. Information can be found on the Certification link on the website.
Opportunities to attend our annual March Conference and other professional development activities will be highlighted as information becomes available. Our members will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to attend this conference and other activities, which will help to offset some of the cost. Our events offer at least three things for our members: great information, networking, and fun.
As current members of our organization, I want to encourage you to be more actively involved in NIGP. This is YOUR organization, and we need your suggestions and assistance in making this year the best ever. I challenge each of you to invite others in the procurement field that may not be involved in NIGP and encourage them to become active. Our chapter can only be as strong as our weakest link. Connecting through our ARNIGP listserv is a great way to benefit from the expertise of other members.
We are so glad you have chosen to visit our website. If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com. Our goal for this year is to provide procurement professionals with the tools needed to become successful in their careers. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your new President for the 2013 fiscal year. Peggy W. Jackson, CPPB, APO, MBO
Peggy Jackson serves as the Purchasing Specialist for the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. She obtained her CPPB certification in 2007, and her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville in 2010. Mrs. Jackson has worked in the procurement field for thirteen years at Ozarka College in Melbourne and the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville. She has been a Board Member for the Arkansas Chapter of NIGP for the last three years serving as the Scholarship Chairman for the last two years. Prior to working in the procurement field, Mrs. Jackson served for eight years in Montana as a Southern Baptist Home Missionary. She has been married to her husband, Joe, for forty years and has one daughter, Calah.