Admissions Live host, Ashley Hennigan, checks in from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling headquarters in Arlington, Virginia after attending a two-day convening of young admissions professionals.

Taken from the live broadcast, July 17, 2012.

Meet the guests!
Matt Drake, Assistant Director of Education and Training at NACAC
Chris Dorso, Assistant Director, Stony Brook University, New York
Max Metz, Associate Director, Northland College
Eric Felix, Admissions Counselor, University of San Diego
Nicole Lentine, Assistant Director, Champlain College
Daniel Irving, Assistant Director, Pitzer College
Sarah Whittemore, Assistant Director, DePaul University
Kelsey Donohue, Intern for Education and Training, NACAC


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Ashley Budd

Ashley Budd

Producer, Host of Higher Ed Special Edition
Director of Digital Marketing, Cornell University

Ashley Budd is a digital strategist and designer based in upstate New York. She specializes in bringing offline experiences online. Ashley is director of digital marketing at Cornell University serving Alumni Affairs and Development. Prior to joining the team at Cornell, Ashley spent more than five years in Enrollment Management and Career Services at Rochester Institute of Technology. Ashley speaks about college admissions, digital fundraising, communication and media technologies.