College Counselor
Virtual Workshop

January 19, 2022, 8:30-2:45 CST

Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am

Meet and Greet Live on Zoom

9:00 – 10:00 am

Session One: Keynote

2021 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors followed by Q & A

Scott Jaschik, Co-founder and Editor @ Inside Higher Ed

With Doug Lederman, Scott leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

10:10 – 11:00 am

Session Two: College Information Exchange Sessions

Colleges will make brief comments and then engage in a Q & A experience moderated by AISA. Registrants will choose only one group.

Group A

Alabama

Amherst

Boston College

Spring Hill College

Samford 

Troy

University of Alabama, B’ham

Group B

Auburn

Birmingham Southern

Loyola, New Orleans 

Lafayette College

Southern Methodist

University of Montevallo

University of South Alabama

11:00 – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am –  12:00 pm

Session Three: Admissions (select A or B)

(A) How Admissions files are read

Hear from college admissions officers on the procedures used in their offices to read the files submitted by applicants.

Tony Pace
Associate Dean and Director of Southeast Admissions, Lafayette College
Carol Morris
Regional Director of Admission, Southern Methodist University

(B) Selective admissions

Working with colleges, students and parents.
Dr. Matthew L. McGann
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Amherst College

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:35 pm – 1:20 pm 

Session Four: (Select A, B or C)

(A) The high school profile and letters of recommendation

What admissions offices want you to know about how these are used 

Howard Singer
Associate Director of Admission, Boston College

(B) How admissions files are read

Hear from college admissions officers on the procedures used in their offices to read the files submitted by applicants.

Tony Pace
Associate Dean and Director of Southeast Admissions, Lafayette College
Carol Morris
Regional Director of Admission, Southern Methodist University

(C) SCOIR

how to use the SCOIR platform 

Megan Hoyer
Southeast Regional Account Executive for SCOIR's Customer Success Team

1:25 pm – 2:10 pm 

Session Five: (Select A, B, or C)

(A) The high school profile and letters of recommendation

what admissions offices want you to know about how these are used 

Howard Singer
Associate Director of Admission, Boston College

(B) Test optional

Where are we and does anybody know where we are going? 

Eric Hoover
Senior reporter, the Chronicle of Higher Education

(C) SCOIR

How to use the SCOIR platform

Megan Hoyer
Southeast Regional Account Executive for SCOIR's Customer Success Team

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm 

Session Six: Closing

Eric Hoover, Senior reporter, the Chronicle of Higher Education

Eric Hoover has closely observed the work of school counselors and college counselors in a variety of settings for two decades. In this closing session, he will describe why their work greatly matters to society in an age of uncertainty, sharing insights that he has gathered from counselors all over the world. Mr. Hoover has written extensively about college access, admissions, standardized testing, and student diversity for the last 20 years. His journalism has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Monthly, and Nautilus. Eric has won numerous journalism awards, including the Education Writers Association’s Eddie Prize, which recognizes distinguished reporting on the challenges facing low-income and first-generation students, and the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award, for feature writing. A 1997 graduate of the University of Virginia, he lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, the journalist Emily Heil.

2:35 pm – 2:45 pm 

Feedback & Dismissal

Contact Information

Megan Hoyer

Southeast Regional Account Executive
SCOIR

Julian Katz

Regional Recruiter Manager, Gulf Coast
Alabama

Dr. Matthew L. McGann

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Amherst

Holley Springfield

Assistant Director of Admission
Auburn

Jordan Harris

Assistant Director of Admission
Birmingham Southern

Howard Singer

Associate Director of Admission
Boston College

Tony Pace

Assoc Dean and Director of Southeast Admissions
Lafayette College

Kate Massey

Senior Associate Director of Admission
Loyola, New Orleans

Brian Kennedy

Assistant Dean of Admission
Samford

Carol Morris

Regional Director of Admission
Southern Methodist

Patrick Sprague

Director of Admissions
Spring Hill College

Jacquie Snellman Prestwood

Regional Recruiter
Troy

Andrew Colson

Associate Director of In-State Recruitment
UAB

Audrey Crawford

Director of Admissions
University of Montevallo

Adrienne Gannon

Assoc Director, New Student Recruitment
Univ of South Ala