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Pre-Conference Offerings

 

Coming Together Pre-Conference

Brought to you by NEACAC and NECBAC and inspired by NYSACAC’s Coming Together
Conference, we are pleased to introduce this new pre-conference offering! This year, our theme
is Making Our Mission Our Action. Many of our institutions have agreed that having a diverse
and inclusive community is important as noted in all our mission statements, but many struggle
with putting that part of the mission into practice. We will talk about the importance of this
work related to our mission, the barriers that exist in achieving the mission and what we can do
to get started now.


Co-Leaders:
Nakia Letang, Associate Director of Admissions, Fairfield University
Marina Offner, Associate Director of Admissions, Brandeis University

For additional Coming Together Pre-Conference details, please click here. 


Community Service

Please join us for several opportunities to support and connect with local communities during the conference this year.

Educational Service Project

Join us for our annual community service project on Wednesday, May 29. We will be engaging in a college workshop at Charles Shea High School in Rhode Island. Participants will receive information regarding timing prior to the conference.

Toiletries Donations 

We are continuing the tradition of collecting unused toiletries to donate to a local community-based organization. This year all donations will go to the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Donations may be dropped off at the Community Service table during open registration hours. Thank you in advance for your donations.


Middle Management

NEACAC’s Professional Development Committee will host a workshop for middle managers working at colleges and universities. This program will provide an opportunity for individuals to acquire techniques, strategies, and advice that will assist them as they continue to progress in their careers. Attendees will likely be at the assistant, senior assistant, or associate director level and have some leadership and supervisory responsibilities within their office. During the workshop, attendees will hear from individuals in senior management positions at a variety of institutions and will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues. Topics to be covered include team-building, reporting, communication techniques, and career advancement.

Presenters and Panelists:
Sara Brookshire, Director of Admissions, Brandeis University
Grant Gosselin, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Boston College
Chris Gray, Director of Admissions Marketing, Emmanuel College
Ryan Hargraves, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Vermont
Andrew Rosabianca, Director of Admission Operations, Saint Anselm College
Diane Soboski, Director of Admissions, Champlain College

Bus tours

This year, we are excited to offer three bus tour opportunities for school counselors! All bus tours will depart the University of Rhode Island at 8:00 AM from Garrahy Hall. Tours will return to campus by 2:30 PM. Each bus tour will visit two Rhode Island institutions. Participants will have breakfast at the first school and lunch at the second.

Bus Tour #1:

Providence College
Brown University

 

Bus Tour #2:
Roger Williams University
Salve Regina University

 

Bus Tour #3:
Johnson & Wales University
Bryant University


Space is limited, and registration is first come, first served!


International Session

This year, the Pre-conference Committee is pleased to offer “Breaking Into International Admissions” as a session offering. The international student recruitment landscape has changed dramatically in recent years.  Namely, it has become increasingly more competitive for many institutions to recruit and enroll students from international high schools -- especially in new or emerging markets.  Additionally, international travel can prove to be challenging, even for the seasoned “road warrior.”  Designed for Admissions Professionals looking to join or expand their office’s international recruitment initiatives, this session will provide best practices and tips on how to succeed on both the personal and professional fronts, from recruitment to yield season.

This session will be facilitated by Jay Laperriere, Associate Director of Admissions at Wheaton College, and will feature a panel of seasoned international recruiters and experts!