The National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) National Conference will be held September 14 – 16 in Boston, Massachusetts. Each year, the premier professional development and networking event for admission professionals and school counselors draws thousands of attendees from all over the world.
The size and scope of the Conference can be daunting for both first-timers and veterans. To get the most out of #NACAC17, planning, for both professional and social endeavors, is imperative for attendees.
In this episode of Admissions Live, we will meet the Conference Local Advisory Committee and discuss the do’s, don’ts, and Conference “hacks” you need to know before heading to Boston.
Adam CastroAdam Castro currently serves as the Vice President of Admissions at Mercy College, a private, multi-campus, comprehensive college in New York. His portfolio includes the areas of college admissions, marketing, branding, and analytics, and the Student Services Support Center. Prior to arriving at Mercy, Adam spent nearly fifteen years at Bloomfield College, the last seven as Vice President for Enrollment Management overseeing admissions, marketing, and financial aid. Adam is an active member of numerous organizations including the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and NAFSA: Association for International Educators. He is also co-host of Admissions Live, a monthly professional development program on the Higher Ed Live network. A New Jersey resident, Adam received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Kean University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Library Studies.
Jeffrey has worked in college admissions since 2002. He currently serves as an Associate Director of Admission at Boston College, where he has previously held the titles of Senior Assistant Director and Assistant Director of Admission. Before that he worked as an Admission Counselor at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. Jeffrey is active in his regional professional organization, the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), holding several leadership positions, including his current role on the Local Advisory Committee for the 2017 NACAC National Conference in Boston and previously as NEACAC’s Professional Development Committee Chairperson. In 2012, he was honored with the William S. Neal Award which recognizes distinguished service by a New England admission counselor with ten or fewer years of professional experience.
Kathi is going into her 20th year as a School Counselor at Lynnfield High School in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Before arriving at Lynnfield, she served as the Assistant Director of Admission at University of New Hampshire for five years while also earning her M. Ed. in Counseling.
Kathi has been an active member of NACAC since 1992 and was selected to serve on the Local Advisory Committee for the 2017 NACAC National Conference in Boston. She is also a member of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), the Massachusetts School Counselor Association (MASCA), and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).