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Schedule

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(All times are Central Standard Time.)

Day One

Zooming in on Change, Community, and Connection
Time
Track I - FYE Best Practices
(Conceptual)
Track II - Advisors and Faculty/Students
(Relational)
Track III - Advising & Higher Ed
(Informational)
7:30am-8:25am Registration and Tech Support - ‪(402) 885-9681‬
8:30am-9:35am Keynote - Dr. Laura Rendon
9:45am-10:45am The Evolution of the New Student Orientation: A Smart Start for Student Success

- Robin Hixon & Corey Lynch
Barriers and Successes to Persistence: Factors influencing Community College Culinary Arts Students

- Dr. Vernetta Kosalka 
Advisor Mentoring: Offering Change, Community, and Connection During the Age of Zooming

- Gavin Farber
11:00am-12:00pm Connecting to Basic Needs

– Dr. Jennifer King, Hope Center
12:05pm-12:45 pm Lunch Break
1:00pm-2:00pm The Evolution of MCC’s Student Leadership Conference During Times of Change

– Shanda Clark
Promoting Belonging and Equity Through Course Content

– Primrose  Igonor
Connecting with Students to Support Well-being

- Julie Langholdt & 
Nate Bock
2:30pm-3:00pm YOGA: Yin Yang Community Flow – Yoyo MA
3:15pm-4:15pm Moving from Transactional Advising to Increasing Higher Math Placement Results 

- James Cloyd & Rachel Neurath
Supporting ELL Students Through Collaboration

- Stacey Mapp, Anna Somers, Veronica Castro & Naomi Mardock
Empowering Women of Color in STEM Majors

– Sheena Hendrix

Day Two

Zooming in on Change, Community and Connection
Time
Track I - FYE Best Practices
(Conceptual)
Track II - Advisors and Faculty/Students
(Relational)
Track III - Advising & Higher Ed
(Informational)
7:30am-8:25am Registration and Tech Support - ‪(402) 885-9681‬
8:30am-9:30am Keynote - Dr. Larry Abele
9:45am-10:45am Looking Back to Move Forward: The First Generation Student Experience

– Rebecca Paz, 
Quentin Alexander, & Linny Ott
Advising Post-COVID: We Can't Go Back to "Normal"

– Jake Rudy
Advising Black Males in 2020 and Beyond

- Dr. Locksley Knibbs
11:00am-12:00pm Creating a “Visibility” Framework

-  Dr. Ferial Pearson, Dr. Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo, & Echohawk Lefthand
12:05pm-12:45pm Lunch Break
1:00pm-2:00pm Creating Community Around a Course

- Deb Holst, Sabrina Hughes, & Dakota Frederick
Using Protective Factors to Increase Student Retention

- Heather Evans
Breaking Through Trauma Freeze: A trauma-informed Advising Approach

– KP Patrick
2:15pm-3:15pm Leading in a Post-Covid World: Embracing Change, Connection and Community

- Dr. Maria Vazquez, Dr. Tom McDonnell, Bill Owen & Missy Beber
3:30pm-4:30pm Closing Keynote: 
“As we return to “normal”, our mental health needs some TLC”
- Dr. Melissa Zarin