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.
Nicole LentineNicole Lentine is business development specialist at mStoner, Inc. Nicole works closely with mStoner's marketing team to connect with new clients, identifying their challenges and finding the solutions that best fit their needs. Nicole previously served as an admissions counselor at her alma mater, Champlain College in Burlington, VT. She speaks about college admissions and digital communication strategies at regional and national conferences including NEACAC, HigherEdWeb, and UBTech.
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.