NISTS History

Brief History:

  • Inaugural conference held in 2003 in response to a lack of literature and conference proceedings focused on transfer students.¬†¬†300 individuals from over 30 institutions and 32 states were in attendance, attesting to the need for the multi-disciplinary gathering.
  • Awarded first research grant at annual conference in 2006.
  • Starting in 2008, a second national conference was added to address special issues and/or sub-populations.
  • Expanded activities to include major service and research grants in 2009.
  • Awarded the first Barbara K. Townsend Dissertation Award in 2010.
  • Hosted two STEM transfer conferences and created permanent track at annual conference, 2011-2012.
  • NISTS celebrated 10th¬†Anniversary Annual Conference in January 2012.
  • August 2012, NISTS relocated to North Georgia College and State University.

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