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2017 MACAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 





Session A: 10am Wednesday, March 29th



Reimagining the Commuter Campus as a Residential Destination

Jim Shearer, University of Michigan Dearborn


College 101: Combining Passion and Education for Access and Success

Christine Robinson, Western Michigan University
Scott VanAvery, Western Michigan University

              

What’s In Your Students’ Lockers? Coalition App Colleges and High School Counselors Share Updates and Advice

Jim Cotter, Michigan State University

Erica Sanders, University of Michigan

Eva Dodds, CollegeWise

Mary Ann Newbill, College Consultant & Adjunct Faculty Mott Community College

 


Mindfulness and the College Application Process
Robyn Weiss, Berkley High School



How the SAT Suite is Helping Grow Student Readiness in Michigan

Marc Geslani, College Board

 



Session B: 2:00pm Wednesday, March 29th

 

Winning the Moments that Matter: Google’s Guide to a Digital Full-Funnel Approach for Admissions

Kevin Roane, Carnegie Communications



The Skilled Trades – Manufacturing College Connection

Dr. Patrick O’Connor, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School


Scoring Through the Madness

Kim Bryant, University of Michigan
Eva Dodds, CollegeWise
Jason Whalen, Notre Dame Prep
Niko Kanagawa, University of Michigan Dearborn
Heidi Smitley, Grand Rapids Catholic Central HS



Exploring a Career Path in Admissions: Research, Experiences and Tips
Gerri Daniels, Northern Michigan University
Bob Garcia, Alma College

Jon Davidosn, University of Michigan Flint

Dachea Hill, Western Michigan University

 


 The Scholarship Quest

Carl Buck, Discover Student Loans

 

 

 

Session C: 3:15pm Wednesday, March 29th


Running the Regional Race: Roundtable Discussion Regarding the Feasibility of a Regional Association in Michigan

Jennifer Todd, Michigan Technological University

Tom Hampton, Michigan Technological University

 


Taking Study Abroad a Bit Further

Gretchen Parks, Academy of the Sacred Heart

Alana Stuart, University of East Anglia

Heidi Smitley, Grand Rapids Catholic Central HS

 

 

College Financial Aid 101
Carl Buck, Discover Student Loans

 

 

Get In the Game

Kim Bryant, University of Michigan

Zay Reynolds, West Michigan Aviation Academy

Bill Hancock, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School

Mary Ann Newbill, College Consultant & Adjunct Faculty Mott Community College

 

 

Generating Championship Motivation and Success

Sherene McHenry, Keynote Speaker



Session D: 9:30am Thursday, March 30th

 

Anxiety: How it is Impacting K-12 Education and the College Culture

Dr. Virginia Krolczyk, Utica High School

Dr. Lawrence Perry, Utica High School

 

 

How College Admissions Counselors Can Best Serve Their Rural Students

Ethan Schmitt, University of Michigan

Bob Drake, Jonesville High School



College Essay: Help Your Students Learn How to Reflect
Kim Lifton, WOW

Jim Cotter, Michigan State University

Kim Bryant, University of Michigan

 

 

Summer Transition Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities
Meegan McRoberts, Academy of the Sacred Heart


Working with Athletes in the Recruitment Process
Bill Hancock, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School
Greg Courter, Cranbrook KingswoodUpper School



Session E: 10:45am Thursday, March 30th

 

Supporting Undecided Students through the College Search

Christine Talbert, Oakland University

Tiffany LeDonne Smith, Oakland University

 

 

More Counselors, Less Busy Work: MACAC’s Role in Government Policy

Dr. Patrick O’Connor, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School

Sarah Summerhill, Michigan State University



Metrics that Matter

Kate Watts, Tennessee College Access and Success Network

 

 

A Philosophy of Doing the Right Thing

Sally Lindsley, University of Michigan

Gretchen Parks, Academy of the Sacred Heart

 

      
Five Great Ways to Help Your Families Cut the Cost of College

Lynn O’Shaughnessy, The College Solution



Driving the Bus While Changing the Tires: An Approach to Change While in Process

Julia Trowbridge, Western Michigan University
Dachea Hill, Western Michigan University