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2014 CIC/Walmart Foundation Symposium on First-Generation College Students 7/6/20147/6/20147/6/20147/8/20147/8/20147/8/2014 Baltimore, MD
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About the Symposium

​The CIC/Walmart Foundation Symposium on First-Generation College Students is the culmination of a multi-year project to identify and disseminate best practices in retaining and graduating first-generation college students. Over two and one-half days this summer in Baltimore, representatives from 50 colleges and universities that received CIC/Walmart College Success Awards will share the lessons learned, the challenges overcome, and the successes achieved by their institutions’ exemplary programs for first-generation students. Keynote addresses by leading national experts will provide broader perspectives on the nature of first-generation students, how to assure that students remain engaged and supported beyond the initial year of enrollment, and the personal and social impact of completing a bachelor’s degree.

This is a unique opportunity for independent colleges and universities that want to start, strengthen, or evaluate programs and services for first-generation students. The Symposium is appropriate for senior administrators in academic or student affairs, or staff members and faculty members who are responsible for programs and services for first-generation students. Space is limited, so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all available spaces are filled. The registration fee is $250, which includes accommodations for two nights at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore and most meals. The registration deadline is May 16, 2014.

The Symposium is supported by a grant from the Walmart Foundation.

For more information about the CIC/Walmart Foundation Symposium on First-Generation College Students, contact Philip M. Katz, CIC director of projects, at pkatz@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.

Speakers

 

 

  • Laurie A. Schreiner
    Laurie A. Schreiner
    Azusa Pacific University
  • Nicole Smith
    Nicole Smith
    Georgetown University
  • Patrick T. Terenzini
    Patrick T. Terenzini
    Pennsylvania State University

Schedule

 

 

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The Impact of Student SuccessThe Impact of Student Success18Nicole SmithPlenary Session
Closing RemarksClosing Remarks18<p>​<strong><em>Barbara Hetrick</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges</p>
WelcomeWelcome1<p>​<strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, Council of Independent Colleges<br><strong><em>Nina Albert</em></strong>, Director, Community Affairs, Walmart<br><strong><em>Barbara Hetrick</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges</p>
A Complicated Process: Thinking Systemically about Pathways to First-Generation Student SuccessA Complicated Process: Thinking Systemically about Pathways to First-Generation Student Success2Patrick T. TerenziniPlenary Session
ReceptionReception3
Buffet DinnerBuffet Dinner4
BreakfastBreakfast5<p>​(with optional discussion tables)</p>
Beyond the Transition to College: The Second Year and BeyondBeyond the Transition to College: The Second Year and Beyond6Laurie A. SchreinerPlenary Session
BreakBreak7
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions8Concurrent Session<h3>​Recruiting and Orienting First-Generation Students</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Nathaniel Mays</em></strong>, Dean, Student Life and Academic Development, Lesley University<br><strong><em>Bonnie O’Connell</em></strong>, Director of Student Support Services, Manchester University<br><strong><em>Ernest J. Plata</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wiley College<br> </blockquote><h3>Focusing on the Distinctive Features of First-Generation Students</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Danneal L. Jones</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs, Florida Memorial University<br><strong><em>Angela Naginey</em></strong>, Senior Director of Student Success, California Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Justin Ross</em></strong>, Academic Counselor and Retention Specialist, Mercyhurst University<br><strong><em>Rita Serotkin</em></strong>, Dean, Center for Continuing Education, Guilford College<br> </blockquote><h3>Developing Programs That Meet Student Needs: Academic Support, Life Skills, and Career Preparation</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Cynthia W. Auzenne Clem</em></strong>, Executive Director, Center for Academic and Student Success, Clark Atlanta University<br><strong><em>Debra Meuler</em></strong>, Chair, Department of Natural Science, Cardinal Stritch University<br><strong><em>John Wilson Wells</em></strong>, Executive Vice President, Mars Hill University<br> </blockquote><h3>Acknowledging and Easing Financial Pressures</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Lynne R. Copp</em></strong>, Faculty Director, University Internship Program, DePaul University<br><strong><em>Heidi Koring</em></strong>, Director of Academic Advising, Lynchburg College<br><strong><em>Jason Murray</em></strong>, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Notre Dame de Namur University</blockquote>
Luncheon: Changing the Institutional CultureLuncheon: Changing the Institutional Culture9<p><strong><em>​Jean-Paul Benowitz</em></strong>, Director of Student Transition Programs and Assistant Director of Academic Advising, Elizabethtown College<br><strong><em>David G. Brailow</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Franklin College<br><strong><em>Jody Terhaar</em></strong>, Dean of Students, College of Saint Benedict</p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions10Concurrent Session<h3>​Bringing First-Generation Students to Campus Early</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Thomas Edwards</em></strong>, Provost, Thomas College<br><strong><em>Cindy O’Callaghan</em></strong>, Associate Dean for Academic Program Support, Emmanuel College<br><strong><em>Esther Q. Yacono</em></strong>, Director, College Assistance Migrant Program, St. Edward's University<br> </blockquote><h3>Using Faculty and Staff Mentors</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Agnes I. Caldwell</em></strong>, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, Adrian College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth Domholdt</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs, The College of St. Scholastica<br><strong><em>Melissa Hill</em></strong>, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Heritage University<br><strong><em>Cassandra B. Jones</em></strong>, Director, Academic Advising, Stevenson University<br> </blockquote><h3>Involving Family, but Keeping Expectations Realistic</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Dianna Dale</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, College of Mount Saint Vincent<br><strong><em>Marilyn Moller</em></strong>, Director, Bridge To Success, Rosemont College<br><strong><em>Curtis Washburn</em></strong>, Associate Provost, Chaminade University of Honolulu<br> </blockquote><h3>Making First-Generation Programs Sustainable</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Lisa Crumit-Hancock</em></strong>, Director of Student Academic Support Services, Defiance College<br><strong><em>Sarah Jiter</em></strong>, Assistant Dean, First Year Programs, Eureka College<br><strong><em>Andrew Jones</em></strong>, Director, Center for Academic Excellence, Illinois College</blockquote>
BreakBreak11
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions12Concurrent Session<h3>​Continuous Tracking of First-Generation Students</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Natalie Hershberger</em></strong>, Inbound Coordinator and Residence Director, Juniata College<br><strong><em>Deborah L. Loers</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Wartburg College<br><strong><em>Heather Thrush</em></strong>, Coordinator, Student Engagement and Retention, Wabash College<br> </blockquote><h3>Institutionalizing a Commitment to First-Generation Students</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Kathy Bundalo</em></strong>, Director of Advising, Alverno College<br><strong><em>Yolany Gonell</em></strong>, Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Stetson University<br><strong><em>Jennifer R. Miller</em></strong>, Director of Student Success and Retention, McKendree University<br> </blockquote><h3>Building Community, Promoting Engagement, Making It Fun</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Steven J. Coggin</em></strong>, Associate Provost, Catawba College<br><strong><em>Debra Franklin</em></strong>, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br><strong><em>Karen Joshua-Wathel</em></strong>, Associate Dean of Students, Kalamazoo College</blockquote>
ReceptionReception13
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own14
BreakfastBreakfast15<p>​(with optional discussion tables)</p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions16Concurrent Session<h3>​Training the Faculty and Staff</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Jeff McNamara</em></strong>, Director of Student Success, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John Ottenhoff</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, The College of Idaho<br><strong><em>Kimberley L. Phillips</em></strong>, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Mills College<br> </blockquote><h3>Using Peer Mentors</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Denelle Brown</em></strong>, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Alma College<br><strong><em>Daniel Krhin</em></strong>, Director, Student Support Services and McNair Scholars, Ripon College<br><strong><em>Christine Zielinksi</em></strong>, Director, Academic Resource Center, University of St. Francis (IL)<br> </blockquote><h3>Keeping Track of Successes and Disappointments</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Sean Ryan</em></strong>, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Bellarmine University<br><strong><em>Curtis Sandberg</em></strong>, Director of Academic Services, Berea College<br><strong><em>David Yelle</em></strong>, Dean of Planning and Student Development, Bay Path College<br> </blockquote><h3>Integrating Career Development with the Student Experience</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Roland N. Bullard, Jr.</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Development and Services, Saint Augustine’s University<br><strong><em>Julie Carballo</em></strong>, Director of First Generation Programs, North Central College<br><strong><em>Jessica Oviedo</em></strong>, Career Counselor, School of Business, Woodbury University</blockquote>
BreakBreak17

Hotel and Travel

 Location

​Hyatt Regency Baltimore

300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 528-1234

 Hotel Information


The Hyatt Regency Baltimore is located on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, a major shopping and dining destination. It is just steps from the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center and close to Camden Yards and many other attractions that “Charm City” has to offer.

 Travel

Driving Directions

For detailed driving directions, please visit the hotel’s website.


Travel by Air

Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) is about 15 miles from the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. Taxi service from the airport is roughly $35 one way.
 
Super Shuttle provides airport shuttle service to and from BWI airport. The fare is $14 one way for shared ride van service. Reservations can be made by calling 1 800 BLUE VAN (1-800-258-3826) or online at www.supershuttle.com.


Travel by Train

Baltimore is accessible by Amtrak from many cities on the East Coast. Amtrak trains also run from BWI airport to Baltimore’s Penn Station for $26 one way. Baltimore’s Penn Station is about two miles from the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.


Hotel Parking

Self-parking at the hotel is available at a discounted rate of $15 for all guests who are participants in the Symposium.