MACAC Annual Conference 2017

Lansing MI

Mar 29 - 30, 2017

This year’s conference theme is MACAC Madness. MACAC is hosting events the entire week of March 26th including the Annual Conference on the 29th and 30th.  As an association, we hope to use the conference to give our members the tools and resources they need to help their students be successful.

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Bill Hancock

Senior Associate Dean of College Counseling, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School

Bio: Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School

Carl Buck

Senior Consultant, Discover Student Loans

Bio: Discover Student Loans

Christine Talbert

Admissions Adviser, Oakland University

Bio: Oakland University

Ethan Schmitt

Admissions Counselor, University of Michigan

Bio: University of Michigan

P. Jason Whalen

Counselor, Notre Dame Prep

Bio: Notre Dame Prep

Jennifer Todd

Regional Admissions Manager, Michigan Technological University

Bio: Michigan Technological University

James Cotter

Executive Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Michigan State University

Bio: Michigan State University

Marc Geslani

Senior Education Manager, Higher Educ.Srvcs., College Board

Bio: Working with Michigan colleges and universities on the transition to the SAT Suite.

Ramon A. Blakley

Director Of Admissions, Georgia College and State University

Bio: Mr. Ramon Blakley was elected to the NACAC Board Directors at the national conference in Columbus, OH after almost 20 years of service to NACAC, MOACAC, TACAC, and SACAC. He has served Georgia College as the director of admissions since December of 2014. Having both public and private university experience, Mr. Blakley previously served in various admissions leadership roles at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Saint Louis University, and Missouri State University. In his second recruitment season at Georgia College, Blakley has led efforts that resulted in the implementation of Georgia College joining the Common Application, improved the academic quality by raising the average SAT by six points, and increased both freshman and transfer applications. Blakley has a passion for helping students achieve their goals and has the pleasure of leading a team and supporting a university that supports this vision. Blakley received his Bachelor of Science in Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and his Master of Science in Counseling from Missouri State University.

Robyn Weiss

Counselor, Berkley High School

Bio: Berkley High School

Sally Lindsley

Snr. Assoc. Dir. of Admissions, University of Michigan

Bio: University of Michigan

Sarah Summerhill

Asst. Dir. of Admissions, Michigan State University

Bio: Michigan State University

Dr. Sherene McHenry

Leadership IQ Expert

Bio: Equipping organizations who want to boost their Leadership IQ so they can enhance effectiveness, increase employee engagement, and raise productivity, Sherene brings almost two decades of experience empowering leaders for success in and out of the workplace. Armed with a Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Wyoming, Sherene is keenly aware of the immense impact that effective leadership and clear communications have on employee engagement and an organization's bottom line. Combining the depth of knowledge of a former graduate professor with humor and real world stories, Sherene skillfully empowers leaders to step up and bring out the best in themselves and others.

Alana Stuart

Country Development Officer, University of East Anglia

Bob Garcia

Vice President for Enrollment, Alma College

Dachea Hill

Director of Admissions, Western Michigan University

Dr. Virginia Krolczyk

Guidancee Counselor, Utica Community Schools

Erica Sanders

Managing Director, University of Michigan

Eva Dodds

Director of College Counseling, Collegewise

Gerri Daniels

Director of Admissions, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Gretchen Parks

Academy of the Sacred Heart

Bio: Academy of the Sacred Heart

Jim Shearer

Marketing Manager, University of Michigan Dearborn

Jon Davidson

Director of Admissions, University of Michigan-Flint

Julia Trowbridge

Associate Director of Admissions Operations, Western Michigan University

Kate Watts

Assistant Director of Advocacy and Special Projects, Tennessee College Access and Success Network

Kevin Roane

Regional Director, Carnegie Communications

Kimberly Bryant

Assistant Director, University of Michigan

Kim Lifton

President, Wow Writing Workshop, LLC

Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Higher-Ed Speaker, The College Solution

Niko Kanagawa

Assistant Director of Admissions, University of Michigan-Dearborn

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