Join us at the beautiful Holiday Inn by the Bay in downtown Portland, ME!
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, November 8
Reverse College Day 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Join us as admissions officers from colleges and universities all over New England meet and speak with high school counselors, lunch together, enjoy some raffles, and share in professional development workshops.
8–11 a.m. Registration open
8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Exhibit area open
9–9:45 a.m. Continental breakfast
9:45–10:30 a.m. Opening session and Keynote Speaker, Nicole Maines
10:30–11:50 a.m. College fair for school counselors High school counselors can visit with representatives from over 100 regional colleges and universities.
Reverse College Day Sessions 1:15-2:15 & 2:25-3:25 p.m.
1:15-2:15 Session A
Understanding Generation Z
Jason Moran, Dean of Enrollment Management, Plymouth State University
The Generation Z students that we serve have grown up in a digital world since birth and most don’t remember a time before social media. Gen Z is highly educated, entrepreneurial, have a fear of missing out and a desire to make a difference in the world. How are you and your school working to understand and embrace this current generation? This session will explore characteristics, insights, and how Generation Z differs from the Millennial Generation that will allow educators to connect and provide support to Gen Z students.
1:15-2:15 Session B
TEAS overview: entrance testing for nursing admissions
Annie Todd , Director of Product Management for ATI Nursing’s Admissions and Post Graduate solutions, Christine Mills, PH.D
Recently there has been an increase in the number of colleges and universities that are requiring first year nursing applicants to submit a TEAS test score for entry into a 4-year nuring program. Come and learn more about what the TEAS exam is, what subjects it includes, and how you can best advise your students about this test.
2:25 – 3:25 Session C
Disabilities Services – Helping your families navigate the transition from high school to college
Darcy Murphy, Director of Disability Services , Rivier University
For students utilizing disability services in high school, understanding the difference between the K – 12 school experience and college experience, especially regarding the laws, is key to a smooth transition. Come and learn about some of the important differences that may pose some challenges as students move into college as well as some strategies while working with students and parents during their college search process.
2:25 – 3:25 Session D
Financial Aid insights and updates
Angela Castonguay, College Outreach Specialist, The NHHEAF Network Organization
The affordability of Higher Education continues to be an area of concern for students and familes, and financial aid is a big part of that. Last year’s introduction of early FAFSA and Prior Prior Year created some new challenges and opportunites across high school and college campuses. Come and hear from a NHHEAF representative about the updates for this year and some reflection on how NH schools and colleges adjusted their processes to help students and families through their college search.
Welcome Reception 4–6 p.m.
All RCD participants and NEACRAO conference attendees are welcome to attend! Debrief from the day or gear up for the conference.
Thursday, November 9
Annual Conference Day One
Join us starting at 8 a.m. for a day of interesting sessions, networking, and fun.
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
NEACRAO After Dark 8-11 p.m.
Friday, November 10
Annual Conference Day Two
Join us in the morning for two final sessions, our closing speaker, and great raffles!
Closing Speaker 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
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