High schools across the country are holding their commencement ceremonies, and students are preparing to head off to college in the fall. However, research shows 10-20% of these students nationally will “melt” during the summer, many of whom are low-income minority students planning to enroll in community college. In this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine and guest Yolanda Norman, Founder & CEO of FirstGenCollege Consulting, will discuss ways to address the underlying issues that can lead to summer melt. Tune in to hear how resources and support can be provided at both the high school and the college level to help ensure students enroll this fall.


Episode Host

Nicole Lentine

Nicole Lentine

Nicole Lentine is a senior assistant director of Admissions at Champlain College. Along with recruitment goals and activities, she works with a team of student ambassadors to ensure that the enrollment center’s web and social media outreach helps the right students find their match at Champlain. Nicole has over six years of experience in the industry, and thrives on networking and learning from others to constantly improve and find new ways to connect with students. She speaks about college admissions and digital communication strategies at regional conferences including NEACAC, HigherEdWeb New England, and UBTech.


Yolanda Norman

Yolanda Norman is the founder of FirstGenCollege Consulting, LLC. She has successfully helped students, families, colleges, and organizations better understand college student development and specializes in first-generation college student success.

As a first-generation college graduate, Yolanda uses her personal and educational experiences to inspire, educate, and motivate students to not only pursue a higher education but persist throughout their journey.

Whether through weekly educational Twitter chats, guest blogging, or motivational speaking, Yolanda’s passion and expertise in college student success is undeniable. Find Yolanda on twitter, @FirstGenCollege.