The NABA Eastern Region Student Conference (ERSC) Committee is requesting volunteers for the upcoming 40th Annual Eastern Region Student Conference which will be held at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA during the weekend of September 29- October 1, 2016.  Listed below are the committees that are in need of volunteers and a brief description of each committee’s function.   Additionally, you will find the email address for the current chairperson for that committee. Please contact the Chairperson directly if you or any of your chapter members wish to volunteer.  Most committees are looking for assistance right now, as well as onsite.  The more volunteers we have, the greater the impact for our students.

Student volunteers are limited to serving only as seminar moderators.  If interested, please contact the Seminars Committee Chair, Tysheba Morgan, at


This committee is responsible for getting the students, professionals, faculty advisors and volunteers registered for the conference.  They set the timelines for the various price periods and maintain the online registration system.  They also check in each participant when they arrive on-site at the conference and work closely with the Corporate, Interview, and Seminars committees.  This committee has a need for on-site volunteers to process the registrations when the students arrive.  Cristal Howard from the Northern New Jersey Chapter is the chairperson.  Please contact Cristal at if you are interested in joining this committee.


This committee develops the scholarship application, criteria for selection, and handles the grading and presentation for all scholarships to be distributed at the student conference. They work closely with the Registration and Corporate Support committees to complete their mission. This committee is also in need of an individual to lead the planning of the Scholarship Luncheon held during the conference. This person should be very detail oriented and organized. Ashlei Pope from the Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter is the chairperson. If you are interested in assisting in this area, please contact Ashlei at


This committee builds a list of seminar topics to be presented and works closely with the Corporate Support committee and the local chapters to find dynamic speakers to present each topic.  This committee also has a large need for on-site volunteers to serve as seminar moderators and assist with the Seminars Helpdesk.  Tysheba Morgan from the Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter is chairperson of this committee.  If you are interested in assisting in this area, please contact Tysheba at


This committee is responsible for the coordination of the entire interview process, from resume receipt to interview scheduling and follow-up. They are in need of additional volunteers to assist with interview scheduling, interview monitoring, and etc. The Interviews Committee will also need assistance with conducting Mock Interviews during the student conference.  Amber Adams from the Richmond Chapter is the chairperson and can be contacted via

High School Program

This committee develops a program for High School students to be delivered on the Saturday of the conference.  This program is a condensed version of the seminars and leadership training offered to the college students during the conference.  The committee is responsible for securing all of the students that attend and all presenters for the program.  If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the committee chair at


The Hospitality committee is responsible for preparing and executing all of the social events at the conference for students and professionals.  They generally provide all snacks and entertainment for the socials and hospitality suites.  Karlo Young from the Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter is the chairperson.  If you are interested in assisting Karlo, please contact him at

Public Relations

This role essentially serves as the communication source to the students, faculty advisors, volunteers, and professionals for the student conference.  They coordinate with the other committee chairs to get the info that needs to be sent out and sends the info based on a schedule that they have developed.  This committee is also responsible to managing, updating, and distributing conference information via the conference mobile app and Eastern Region’s social media accounts.  Brian Liburd from the Metro DC Chapter is the chairperson.  Please contact Brian at  to assist in this area.

On-site Support

During the conference, we will need volunteers to serve as hosts/greeters for various events, assist with scanning conference attendees in & out of sessions, signage set up/change/removal, etc.  As with all large scale events, there may be additional needs that come up unexpectedly, so we are looking for volunteers to serve as “floaters”, who will take on tasks as they are needed.  If you are interested in being part of this group of volunteers, please contact Brittney Arnett of the Pittsburgh Chapter at

Get Involved!!

Interested volunteers should contact the chairperson of the respective committee(s).  Thank you for your support of the Eastern Region Student Conference.


Samantha N. Hawkins, CPA

Eastern Region Student Conference Chair