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ACT Tessera- Take Social and Emotional Learning Skills and Character Strength Assessment to the Next Level…Get thought leadership on the importance of Social and Emotional Leaning (SEL). You will also learn about ACT Tessera, the next generation solution for comprehensive, reliable Social and Emotional skill assessment. Presenter: Greg Napierala American College Testing MS/HS
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Discover the City University of New York…The City University of NY has over 1,750 degree programs at 25 campuses offering outstanding faculty, new program offerings, scholarship opportunities, and the partnerships that exists between community and senior colleges benefiting students who transfer.
Presenter: Laurie Austin, Director of Admissions, Lehman College; Mark Ciolli, City University
of New York MS/HS
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Financially Ready for College…An entry-level glimpse at financial aid & in-depth look at the benefits of 529 plans & how easy saving for college can be! Learn more by visiting www.ny529atwork.org
Presenter: George Makras, New York’s 529 College Savings Program MS/HS
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Energizing Enrollment Management & Empowering Student Success for Underrepresented Populations at SUNY…NYS has a projected increase in the high school population as a result of growth in traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations. Educational attainment data show that the student populatons growing the fastest are attaining the least, with Hispanic and African Americans age 25 and older vastly underepresented.
Presenters: Meylin Andares, Director of Enrollment Management & Student Success-SUNY System; Mark Sanders, Asst. Dir. Enrollment Management & Student Success MS/HS
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Focus on Transfers – Student Mobility Within SUNY…Learn about SUNY’s transfer initiative and the many pathways for students within the system. In addition, we will demonstrate Degree Works and Transfer Finder, two online tools that assist students with the transfer process.
Presenter: Michael Roe, Admission Director, SUNY Dutchess Community College HS
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The School Counselor and Political Advocacy… Learn about the ways you can address the issues that affect your students, their families and educators. Become an advocate and promote change for the betterment of your profession and those who we work with everyday. Find out how you can get involved in local, state and national politics.
Presenters: Michael Grubiak, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), Regional Political Organizer for the Hudson Valley; Martin Sommer, NYSUT Political Action Committee Coordinator; Kelly Whitney-Rivera, Valley Stream Central High School, NYSSCA Government Relations Chair HS/MS
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Call me, Maybe? Using Your Counterpart to Maximize Your Counseling …School counselors, CBO advisors, and admissions counselors are vital resources for each other. Learn how counselor calls can help Admissions Counselors hear advocacy about hard-to-read students and can help you monitor applications, gain context about changing applicant pools, learn likely decisions, and provide better counseling to next year’s applicants. Presenter: Kyla Mc Nally-Anderson, Northeastern University HS
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How Do Early Admissions Plans Impact Underrepresented Students?...Asmore institutions rely on Early Admissions Plans, there is a growing concern about the impacton historically underrepresented students.We will discuss the merits and challenges of early admissions plans as they relate to our underserved and underrepresented.
Presenters: Luis Barcelo`, Pelham HS; Danny Tejada,Longwood Preparatory Academy; Marie Nocela, Asst Dir, Siena College HS
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Preparing for College Success: Challenging the National Retention Rates...Come find out ways our students have a smooth academic and socio/emotional transition from High School to College. What are the high schools doing to help students become more College & Career Ready? What are colleges doing to prevent summer meltdown and keep students happy and successful in college?
Presenters: Kimberly Harvey, Director of Admissions, SUNY Geneseo; Natasha Khan, Director of Guidance , Garden City HS; Patrick Doyle, Counselor, Garden City, HS HS
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Understanding Special Circumstances with College Aid…Determining eligibility for financial aid uses a standardized formula to allow for similar family contributions in similar situations. When modifications to the formula are warranted due to special circumstances of a family, that significantly affect their ability to address college costs. Learn the process that colleges utilize to assist their students who receive aid based on their unique situation.
Presenter: Gene Rogers, Financial Aid Director, Molloy College, HS Outreach Director, New York State Financial Aid Administrators HS
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Will You Have Enough Money to Retire? Workshop… It is imperative to educate yourself and prepare for your financial future. Learn proven strategies for retirement planning as well as effective methods to optimize and manage your 403b, 457 plans and other investments, prudent college saving techniques, maximize your Social Security benefits and protect your investments against rising healthcare costs.
Presenter: Joseph Brunelli, Financial Advisor HS/MS