Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's Administrative Professionals Day!

Today is Administrative Professionals Day, always held on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week, the last full week of April.  Formerly Secretaries Day/Week, it was established in 1952 by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals, or IAAP*).

IAAP defines administrative professionals as “individuals who are responsible for administrative tasks and coordination of information in support of an office-related environment and who are dedicated to furthering their personal and professional growth in their chosen profession.”   The job titles vary; it's not just secretary any more.*

The day was created to recognize those on "whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the functions of business and government offices depend," and to call attention "through favorable publicity, to the tremendous potential" of this career.*

There are many ways you can recognize administrative professionals today and this week, including simply saying thank you!  TAEOP, the organization of Tarleton Area Educational Office Professionals, and the TSU Horticulture Club are selling single roses for $5 TODAY from 8 AM to 1 PM in the following locations:
· inside the Administration Building
· in front of the Library
· near the Dining Hall

[*information source:
Original image found via flickrCC: 'enter' by: Wirawat Lian-udom
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