Tuesday, May 1, 2018

NJ Drive-In 2018: Registration and Call for Proposals

The following post was written by Michele Applegate, Student Services Generalist
at Rowan College at Burlington County and Communications Team Lead of the 2018 New Jersey Drive-In planning committee. 

Partner with New Jersey!

It's that time of year again for the NACADA NJ Drive-In, hosted at Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) on May 31st, 2018 in the brand new Student Success Center. RCBC, located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, is conveniently positioned between many colleges and universities in the surrounding areas and states so we hope to see a large turn out!

This year's theme, "Partnering for Student Success," is particularly powerful as it encompasses not only advisor and advisee partnerships, but also institutional and community partnerships. At only $40 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch, this is a wonderful opportunity for sharing ideas, networking, and overall professional development.

Registration is now open and there are a limited number of spots, so you'll want to Register soon. (http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/State-Drive-Ins.aspx)

Please also share with anyone you feel may be interested that we are looking for presenters. Presentation Proposals must be submitted by Monday, May 14th at 11:59pm and attendees will be notified of their proposal decision by Friday May 18th. (https://goo.gl/forms/WRDgSIaQrfa8nGOI2)

If you have any questions, please contact conference chair Jarrett Kealey at jkealey@rcbc.edu.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Western PA Drive-in 2018

The following post was written by Carrie Egnosak, NACADA Western PA Drive-In Chair and Adviser, Academic and Career Planning Center, Penn State Behrend. 

As I sit and write this blog post, the sun is streaming through my office windows, the birds are making nests in the trees just beyond and a few students are playing frisbee on the hill. After the snowiest Erie winter on record, I think spring has finally sprung!

Our careers and the academic paths of our students often face similar problems to those many of us faced this winter. Sometimes it can feel like those stormy days, long nights, and cold winds will never end.  The great news is, seasons change and so can we. As Mr. Fred Hodges, Jr., keynote speaker for the Western Pennsylvania Drive-In conference says, “we can be truly unconquerable…the only roadblock that stands in our way, is ourselves.”

Mr. Hodges earned his B.A. in Communications and M.A. in College Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as the Director for the Office of Multicultural Student Services at Robert Morris University and defines himself as a product of adversity. He aims to uplift and support all those he comes in contact with and has a passion for motivating individuals to be the best they can be.  We are excited to welcome him back to Penn State Behrend for one of his most requested presentations, Me vs. Me. Me vs. Me focuses on the opportunities that we can develop when we choose to learn from the adversity in our lives. It is a boot camp for the elimination of negative thinking which can employ in both our lives and in helping our students.

We hope you will join Mr. Hodges and a variety of presenters from around the state at the Western Pennsylvania Drive-In, Cultivating the Vines of Success, Thursday, May 17th at Penn State Behrend in beautiful Erie, Pennsylvania. For a full list of presentations and to register, please visit our Eventbrite registration page.

Questions? Contact Carrie Egnosak at cae136@psu.edu

Friday, April 6, 2018

You're Invited to the 2018 PA East Drive-in!

Hello everyone!

On May 8th 2018 from 9:30am to 3:00pm, Lehigh Carbon Community College will host the Eastern Pennsylvania Drive-In sponsored by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). We invite you to participate in “Getting Students to the End Zone.”

This conference offers opportunities to learn about retention and persistence. This time together also allows higher education personnel to make crucial relationships with their peers, share ideas, and potentially develop new and innovative ways to support students to completion.

Lehigh Carbon Community College is located in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania and conveniently located between many colleges and universities in the surrounding areas and states. The registration fee is $40.00. This fee covers admission, breakfast, and lunch. Visit https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/State-Drive-Ins.aspx and scroll to the PA East Drive-in link to register today! (Note: Payments can be made online through a credit card and are non-refundable. A ticket may be given to someone else to attend.)

If you have any questions, please contact one of the conference chairs:

Kate MacDonald - kmacdonald@lccc.edu
Monica Cottrell - mcottrell@lccc.edu
Samantha Anglestein - samanthaanglestein@muhlenberg.edu
Riley Wilkins - riley.wilkins@cedarcrest.edu

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Barbara Griffin, Mentor

The following post is written by Barbara Griffin. Barbara is the West Virginia Regents Bachelor of Arts Program Manager and Senior Advisor at West Virginia University. She served as a mentor to Seeta Rees who wrote about her mentorship program experience in an earlier blog post.

It's been almost two weeks since our mentorship program pairs first met during the NACADA 2018 Region 2 Conference. Have you corresponded via email? Have you set your first meeting? Have you shared resources? Now's a great time to reach out and keep the relationship going!

Read on to learn more about Barbara's experience as a mentor!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Reflections On My First NACADA Conference

The following post was written by Andrew Cangiano, Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ and first time NACADA conference attendee. 

This past week I attended my first NACADA conference when I went to the Region 2 conference in Dover, Delaware. Despite the inclement weather we faced (thanks Nor’Easter), the show went on without a hitch. It was a fantastic three days for a number of reasons.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Andrew Millin Interviews 2018 Poster Session Presenters

NACADA Region 2's incoming site selection coordinator, Andrew Millin, interviewed our poster session presenters during the 2018 Dover conference. Click the links below to watch - thanks for Andrew for being a wonderful host!

The professionals from the following institutions were interviewed during the poster sessions:
Drexel University
Bright Horizons at Work (EdAssist)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rowan College at Burlington County
University of Maryland University College
Temple University
James Madison University
Old Dominion University
Eastern University

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

2018 Dover Conference Wrap-up

Many, many thanks to all who joined us in Dover for the 2018 Region 2 Conference. We hope your travels home were safe and easy and that your return to work has not been too hectic. Congratulations to our co-chairs, Sherri and Nina, and the entire conference committee on a fantastic conference!