2018 Conference Schedule
Main Conference welcome will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 6. Pre-conference activities will be held June 5-6.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Coming Together Conference - Session 3: Discussions
REPRESENTING OUTCOMES & RESULTS: THE CBO DILEMMA
Location: Music Building, 3203 (#31)
The Postsecondary Research for Impact on Community & Equity Group (PRICE) presents the challenging process of analyzing and presenting college enrollment, persistence and graduation data for an external audience. The PRICE group is made up of NYC-based nonprofits: Goddard Options, New Settlement, Cypress Hills, Bottom Line and Outward Bound.
Presenters: Emily Task, Director of Counseling, Goddard Riverside Options Center
Julia Forman, Alumni Manager, To and Through College, NYC Outward Bound
Jessica Sasko, Director of College Support, NYC Outward Bound
SUPPORTING QUEER AND TRANS YOUTH IN THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
Location: Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre (#31)
We are queer and trans-identified educators wanting to facilitate a discussion about supporting queer and transgender youth in the college application process. This discussion will focus on examining how cis-heteronormativity impacts us all. If you feel you do not know much about this, please come. This is for you.
Presenters: Lenni Yesner, Director, College Transfer Oﬃce, Bard High School Early College Queens
Maria Monica Andia, Supervisor of College Services, The Door-A Center for Alternatives
MICROAGGRESSIONS & APPROACHES TO SELF CARE
Location: Student Center, 3101 (#31)
Microaggressions are verbal or behavioral slights that members of underrepresented populations must deal with on a near-daily basis. This presentation will operationally define microaggressions, explain how they invalidate professionals in Admissions, High School Counseling and Community Based Organizations and give you approaches to combat negativity with self-care.
Presenter: Sophie Howard, Assistant Director of Admissions, Trinity College
HOW TO GRADUATE WITH MORE THAN JUST A DEGREE
Location: Music Building, 3202 (#31)
The discussion will revolve around how to show students that they can extract skills, grow their network, and gain social capital by participating in mentoring, extracurricular activities, volunteering, internships, and classes. This session will include some lecturing but also group activities that require your engagement! The presenters will bring both Access and Success perspectives to the discussion
Presenters: Jessica Lopez, Success Counselor, Bottom Line
Ashlea Hitchcock-Francis, Program Manager, Governor's Committee on Scholastic
MOCK ADMISSIONS EXERCISE
Location: Student Center, 3102/3103 (#31)
Become a member of the admissions committee for a moment. What would you do if only one applicant can be admitted and the other two must be denied or waitlisted? This session will require active discussion and group participation. For new counselors or those that want to refresh.
Presenters: Erica Padilla, Director of NYC Engagement, Utica College
Amanda Wulle, Assistant Director, Utica College
PARTNERING TO ASSIST STUDENTS WITH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM ADMISSION
Location: Student Center, 3104/3105 (#31)
Opportunity programs oﬀer financially disadvantaged students the ability to attend college while providing academic and financial support. However, the application process for these programs is extremely complicated. This session would focus on how high school counselors and college admission representatives can work together guiding students through these admission processes.
Presenters: Ike Uche, Assistant Director of Admission, Fordham University
Rocco Rosselli, College Counselor, Harlem Village Academies
Aaron Ray, Assistant Director of HEOP, Skidmore College
WHEN ACADEMIC RIGOR ISN’T ENOUGH: DEVELOPING SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND MINDSETS AMONG FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS
Location: Music Building, 3201 (#31)
Join us as we take a deep dive discussing perspectives from across the CAS community on developing the non-cognitive skills that will help students persist at predominantly white institutions. This session will highlight how both Uncommon Charter High School and OneGoal bridge the gap.
Presenters: Craig Weiner, Director of Post-Secondary Partnerships, OneGoal
Rasha Kaplan, Director of School Partnerships, OneGoal
Beverly J. Santos, Associate Director of College Completion, Uncommon Charter High School
THE PERSONAL STATEMENT: CRACKING THE CODE WITH ... A RUBRIC?
Location: Student Center, Cabaret (#31)
Personal statement = gatekeeper. We created a rubric using our best personal statements and using feedback from college admissions oﬃcers. We'll share all of our tools - look at exemplars, score them on the rubric, then talk about how we actually coach kids through the process.
Presenters: Amy Christie, Senior Director, College Access and Success, Achievement First Public Charter Schools
Emery Sykes, Dean of College, Achievement First Amistad High School (New Haven, CT)
Shana Robinson, College Counselor, Achievement First University Prep (Brooklyn, NY)
INCLUSIVE POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR THE FORGOTTEN
Location: Music Building, 4001 (#31)
This session oﬀers the opportunity for higher education professionals to discuss and brainstorm admission, financial aid, and retention policies and practices that support populations of students most overlooked, including refugees, homeless, displaced students, and pending legal status.
Presenters: Nicole Williams, Assistant Director of Admission for Transfer Students, Merrimack College
Dauri Torres, Assistant Director of Admission, Merrimack College
LATINX WHAT! BEST PRACTICES WHEN WORKING WITH THE LATINX COMMUNITY
Location: Music Building 3204
Presenters: Karen Vargas, Associate Dean of Admissions, Wake Forest University
Celeste Suris-Rosselli Esq., Senior Assistant Director, New York University