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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.

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Please note: Conference sessions are subject to change.

Session Block 3

Session Location: Student Center 3101

Session Title: Juggling It All - Professional Growth Without Personal Sacrifice

Session Description:

This interactive session is designed for admission professionals interested in moving up without sacrificing their personal life. Three admission veterans will share their experiences successfully balancing their professional and personal lives.

Conference Track: Access and Opportunity

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Chris Doyle, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Marist College

Presenter 2: Michael DiPiazza, Director of Admission & Recruitment, Assumption College

Presenter 3: Caitlin Read, Dean of Enrollment Management, Purchase College

 

 

Session Location: Music Building 4001

Session Title: Across a Different Desk: Financial Aid from Both Sides Now

Session Description:

Two former financial aid administrators, now college counseling professionals, share what time on the other side of the desk taught them about how families experience the college financing process. We will offer advice about how colleges can communicate more effectively and streamline their systems to assist students and parents.

Conference Track: Financial Aid

Audience: College Admission Counselors

Presenter 1: Courtney Hatch Blauvelt, Director, Miss Hall’s School

Presenter 2: Kathy Ruby, Director of College Finance, College Coach

Moderator: Brooke Libby, Director of College Counseling, Gould Academy

 

 

Session Location: Hancock Center 1020

Session Title: Algorithms, Apps, and Attribution: The 2018 Social Admissions Report

Session Description:

In the early days of social media, building a following was “free”. Now, building a following requires “paying for eyeballs” and an investment of time and resources. This presentation will help you understand where to find prospective students online and how to measure your efforts.

Conference Track: Marketing and Recruitment

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Gil Rogers, Director of Marketing, NRCCUA

Presenter 2: Sasha Peterson, CEO TargetX

 

 

Session Location: Student Center 3102-3103

Session Title: Building anti-racism college access practices

Session Description:

A panel dialogue hosted by the College Access Anti-racism Coalition. Discussion explores the importance of anti-racist theory and its application in the college access and success field. The panel will reflect on The People's Institute's Undoing Racism training and how they have begun to build anti-racist practices in their respective organizations.

Conference Track: The State of Higher Education

Audience: College Admission Professionals High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Malika Harris, Director of High School and College Success, Henry Street Settlement

Presenter 2: Dawan Julien, Managing Director of OST, East Harlem Tutorial Program

 

 

Session Location: Hancock Center 2019

Session Title: Carnegie and Google's Insights Into the Online Behaviors of Prospective Students (and Parents!)

Session Description:

Let’s go straight to the source. Understanding the online behaviors and preferences of prospective students is critical for developing short- and long-term strategies for recruitment and admissions. Join Carnegie Dartlet and Springfield College as we go way beyond surveys and tap into the most comprehensive sets of behavioral data available to answer the key questions about prospective students' online behaviors, preferences, and journeys. Topics covered include search, mobile, social, video, landing pages, creative/messaging, and more.

Conference Track: Marketing and Recruitment

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Jaime Oleksik, Regional Director, Carnegie Dartlet

Presenter 2: Stuart Jones, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Springfield College

Presenter 3: Stephen Roulier, Vice President for Communications and External Affairs, Sprinfield College

 

 

 

Session Location: Student Center, Cabaret

Session Title: College Board Program Results: The Largest Cohort in SAT History

Session Description:

The first year of performance results on the new SAT® sets the baseline for SAT performance going forward. During this session, College Board experts will go through participation and performance data from the SAT, and practitioners will discuss how new trends will impact admission processes in 2018 and beyond.

Conference Track: College Admission Policy and Procedures

Audience: College Admission Professionals High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Shameek Robinson, Director, K12 Services, The College Board

Presenter 2: Steven Mazzola, Principal, Saunders Trade and Technical High School

Presenter 3: Lauren Quigley, Director of College Counseling, Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria

Moderator: Kate Gerbode-Grant, Director, Higher Ed Services, The College Board

 

 

 

Session Location: Hancock Center 1021

Session Title: College Counselor as Family Therapist? Healthy parent-student/relationships throughout the process

Session Description:

Increasing student and parent stress around the college search strains a healthy family dynamic. High school college counselors need more family mental health awareness/training to assure positive outcomes for all involved. We will analyze current research and learn how to best partner with your school’s counseling/wellness team.

Conference Track: Secondary Counseling Best Practices

Audience: High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Dave Lyons, Director of College Counseling, The Rivers School

Presenter 2: Ben Liston, Director of Counseling and Wellness, The Rivers School

Presenter 3: Joy Strickland, Director of Counseling, Manlius Pebble Hill School

Moderator: Will Cardamone, Director of College Counseling, Manlius Pebble Hill School

 

 

 

Session Location: Lowell Thomas Communications Center 021

Session Title: College Partnerships that Expand Student Opportunities

Session Description:

Through partnerships and consortia, colleges can provide a greater variety of academic and experiential learning opportunities to all students. In this session you will learn about different types of college partnerships and consortia, the common academic and financial advantages they offer students, and what sets them apart from other opportunities.

Conference Track: Retention, Completion, and Success

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Tasha Baclawski, Senior Director, Programs and Communication, Colleges of the Fenway

Presenter 2: Kate Guertin, Associate Director of New England Recruitment, Dickinson College

Presenter 3: Ezra Hallett, Admission Counselor & Recruitment Travel Coordinator, College of the Atlantic

Presenter 4: Kevin Kennedy, Communications Director, Five College Consortium

 

 

 

Session Location: Lowell Thomas Communications Center 019

Session Title: Common Threads - The Value of Two-Year and Four-Year Collaboration

Session Description:

Encouraging a Two-Year Committee structure across state and regional ACACs can serve as a resource for 2-year and 4-year institutions on issues of pathway programming, transfer advising, synchronization of curriculum, maximizing enrollment management exposure between institutions, and more. Creating an operational enrollment strategy means understanding your audiences and, managing expectations

Conference Track: Transfer

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Donna Walker, Admissions Counselor, Cape Cod Community College

Presenter 2: David Follick, Dean of Admissions, Nassau Community College

Presenter 3: Richard Alvarez, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Retention, Queens College of The City University of New York

 

 

 

Session Location: Hancock Center 2020

Session Title: Communication is key--ways to reach out to our stakeholders.

Session Description:

School Counselors interact with many stakeholders on the daunting journey to college enrollment. We must educate, inform, and communicate with students, parents/guardians, faculty, Boards of Education/Trustees, and our public. This session will focus on the strategies panel members utilize to enhance this interaction. Group participation will be encouraged.

Conference Track: Secondary Counseling Best Practices

Audience: High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Marguerite Raymo, School Counselor, Jonathan Law High School

Presenter 2: Donna Lyons, Director of School Counseling, Longmeadow High School

Presenter 3: Sharon Veatch, Chair, School Counseling Department, Housatonic Valley Regional High School

 

 

 

Session Location: Lowell Thomas Communications Center 129

Session Title: Confronting Bias: Helping Students of Color Survive at PWI’s

Session Description:

Students matriculating into higher education from socio-economic/racial backgrounds not frequently represented struggle with the transition. Many are unprepared to tackle acclimating to college, while also combating microaggressions and negotiating their “difference.” Participants will be equipped with strategies, resources, and conversation-starters to prepare students for what they will encounter on-campus.

Conference Track: Secondary Counseling Best Practices

Audience: High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Jerome Furman, Director of College Counseling, East Side Community High School//CollegeBound Initiative

Presenter 2: Briana Avery, Director of College Counseling, Brooklyn Preparatory High School/CollegeBound Initiative

 

 

 

Session Location: Hancock Center 2023

Session Title: Current Trends in College Admissions: 2017 - 2018

Session Description:

The Current Trends Committee of NEACAC offers colleagues from New York and New England the opportunity to discuss issues that are particularly troubling in our profession.  Audience participation will guide this meeting.  This popular session will also feature a report from the Executive Leadership Forum scheduled for Wednesday.  Here's a great chance to build connections with colleagues from New York and New England who care about the same things you do.

Conference Track: The State of Higher Education

Audience: College Admission Professionals High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Jackie Haas, Director of Admissions, Salem State University

Moderator: Terry Ward, Director of College Counseling, Providence Country Day School

 

 

 

Session Location: Lowell Thomas Communications Center 133

Session Title: Emotional Motivators: Study Uncovers Impact of Emotions on Enrollment Decision

Session Description:

Prospective students need facts but college selection most often hinges on how they FEEL. New national data explores how emotions factor into a student's college selection. Key takeaways from "Emotional Motivators," a study co-sponsored by 35 public & private colleges, may fundamentally change how you communicate/interact with prospective students.

Conference Track: Marketing and Recruitment

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Rick Montgomery, Senior Enrollment Strategist, Longmire and Company

Presenter 2: Dean Libutti, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Rhode Island

Presenter 3: Kathleen Magistro, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, St. Joseph's College New York

Presenter 4: Robert Longmire, President and CEO, Longmire and Company

 

 

 

Session Location: Hancock Center 2017

Session Title: Empowering Counselors to Affect Policy Changes

Session Description:

This session will focus on groups of counselors and their students who have come together to advocate for policy changes in NYS government. We will discuss the most effective strategies for advocacy and hot topics or issues facing NY as well as NE states.      

Conference Track: Access and Opportunity

Audience: High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Susan Davidson, Associate Director of College Counseling, Rye Country Day School        

Presenter 2: Akil Bello, Director of Equity and Access, The Princeton Review

Presenter 3: Brian Culligan, Assistant Director, SUNY Welcome Center

 

 

 

Session Location: Music Building 3202

Session Title: Enlistment to Enrollment: Ways to assist student veterans

Session Description:

Student veterans are an important and unique population. The college admission process can be a difficult one for them which often results in them not enrolling. Attend this session to learn 15 ways admission offices can become more veteran-friendly, generated from the findings of a qualitative dissertation.

Conference Track: Access and Opportunity

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Erin Earle, Director, Campus Visit Experience, The University of Rhode Island

 

 

 

Session Location: Lowell Thomas Communications Center 027

Session Title: From The Concrete Jungle to The Boondocks

Session Description:

When you, as an admissions counselor, are assigned territories which vary tremendously, how do you to effectively recruit and communicate with an extremely diverse population of prospective students?

Conference Track: Marketing and Recruitment      

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Jose Ramos, Admissions Counselor & Multicultural Recruiter, St. John Fisher College

Presenter 2: Courtney Roach, Admissions Counselor, Trinity College

 

 

 

Session Location: Music Building 3201

Session Title: Holistic Admissions -- is it the best way to review?

Session Description:

How do colleges evaluate applications that don't use a numerical value to assess each application? How do colleges shape an incoming class of students utilizing holistic review? Each panelist presents a different approach and each will explore how holistic review is evaluated at different institutions, as well as the challenges it presents to admitting a class and to our outside public.

Conference Track: College Admission Policy and Procedures

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Davin Sweeney, Sr. Associate Director of Admissions, University of Rochester

Presenter 2: Lauren Avalos, Associate Director of Admissions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presenter 3: Mitchell Lipton, Vice President for Enrollment Services, Cooper Union

Moderator: Debra Johns, Associate Director of Admissions, Yale University

 

 

 

Session Location: Hancock Center 2005

Session Title: The Ghost of Dean Future

Session Description:

Learn how to proactively navigate as a newer or aspiring Dean or Director of Admission. Hindsight is 20/20. Understand the common challenges and how to avoid the “gotchas”. Use our learned experience to go in prepared.

Conference Track: College Admission Policy and Procedures

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Amy Tiberrio, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management and Marketing and Dean of Admission, Roger Williams University

Presenter 2: Eric Nichols, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission, Saint Anselm College

 

 

 

Session Location: Student Center 3104-3105

Session Title: Wonder Women In College Admissions: The power & impact of female mentorship

Session Description:

This panel will discuss the strength that women bring to leadership and will focus on the benefit of creating and sustaining a community of women leaders in the field of college admission. Panelist will share insight on the skills, decisions, and relationships that’s helped them achieve success.

Conference Track: Access and Opportunity

Audience: College Admission Professionals

Presenter 1: Christina Lopez, Director of Admissions, Barnard College

Presenter 2: Meylin Andares, Director of Enrollment Management & Student Success, SUNY

Presenter 3: Lisa Sohmer, Independent Counselor, Sohmer College Counseling

Moderator: Kristen Harris, Director, College Readiness Supports, NYC Department of Education

 

 

 

Session Location: Music Building, 3203

Session Title: Jump Start your College Career with a Freshman Year Abroad

Session Description:

Marist's global footprint begins in the birthplace of the Renaissance- Florence, Italy. Join us for a visual tour of Marist's Italy campus, the only US bachelor degree offered in Florence, Italy. Marist Italy offers several bachelor degrees, one masters degree, and the unique Freshman Florence Experience (FFE). Come learn about the admission process and the Fly-In program.

Conference Track: Secondary Counseling Best Practices

Audience: High School and  Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter: Joe Giacalone, Executive Director of International Admission, Marist College

 

The following sessions are part of a 7-14-28 format. Sessions will be rapid fire at 7 minutes each.
Location: Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre (#31)

 

Session Location: Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Session Title: Best Practices to Counsel Students Interested in 3/2 Engineering Programs

Session Description:

Dual-degree engineering programs are growing in popularity, but are not as familiar as the first-year or transfer admission processes. We aim to provide insight into our admission practices, which can vary greatly, and how to identify students who are good fits to pursue engineering via a 3-2 program.

Conference Track: Access and Opportunity

Audience: High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Veronica Aguilar Hornig, Senior Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Columbia University

Presenter 2: Nick Rosato, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions / Director, Transfer Admissions, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

 

Session Location: Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Session Title: Engage and Support Pre-Veterinary Students

Session Description:

The workshop offers advice to engage and support pre-veterinary students. Students as early as middle school are serious about this career path and look for guidance during high school and when applying to college. Learn how to support them as they navigate choosing a college, a major, and finding the animal experience.

Conference Track: Access and Opportunity

Audience: High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Rebecca Russo, Director of Admissions, Tufts University

Presenter 2: Jennifer Mailey, Director of Admission, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

 

 

Session Location: Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Session Title: Making It Work: Visual Arts Majors and Careers

Session Description:

Join two leading public institutions for the visual arts-- an East coast art school and a West Coast university-- for information on the best fit visual arts programs (design, fine arts, fashion, architecture, animation, film, et al), portfolio development, career info, and much more. Q&A included.

Conference Track: Access and Opportunity

Audience: High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Bryana Gonzalez, Admission Counselor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

 

 

Session Location: Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Session Title: Rx for Success: Pharmacy Demystified

Session Description:

What does a Pharmacist do?  What types of students are a good fit?  Pharmacy Admission can be confusing and complex due to the many options available. Navigating this landscape can be overwhelming for counselors and students alike. Learn how best to advise students on the opportunities within this dynamic profession.

Conference Track: Access and Opportunity

Audience: High School, College, and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Sara Robinson, Associate Director of Admissions and Advisement, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Presenter 2: Sarah Vincent, Pre-Pharmacy Coordinator, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of New England College of Pharmacy

 

 

Session Location: Student Center, Nelly Goletti Theatre

Session Title: (under)REPRESENT(ed) in the Arts

Session Description:

Precollege students in the Parsons Scholars Program explore paths in art and design at Parsons School of Design
through a curriculum that centers historically marginalized identities. We insist that creative careers can be
lucrative and share tips to prepare students from low-income backgrounds to thrive in art and design fields.

Conference Track: Access and Opportunity

Audience: High School and Community Based Organization Professionals

Presenter 1: Francisco Donoso, Program Administrator, Parsons Scholars Program