Conference 2014 Posters

On April 23 – 25, 2014 the Yes We Must Coalition sponsored its first national conference
“Fulfilling Our Responsibility: Higher Education for the New Student Majority”

Following are the posters and presenters from the conference:

“Breakthrough Strategies Videos”: Classroom-Based Insights from Successful Faculty: Heritage College.

Kathleen Ross, Founding President Emerita of Heritage University; Director, Heritage University Institute for Student Identity and Success; Professor, Intercultural Communication

Heritage College

The Brother 2 Brother Program: Bethune-Cookman College.

Michelle D. Thompson (pictured), Vice-President for Academic Integration and
Retention Initiatives
Willis Walter, Vice-President for Institutional Effectiveness

Building Our Leadership in Detroit (BOLD): Designing a Comprehensive Urban Leadership Curriculum: Marygrove College.

Jeanne M. Andreoli, Associate Professor of Biology and Chair, Division of Science and Mathematics
Jane Hammang-Buhl, Professor Emerita; BOLD Project Consultant

Building Resiliency: The Gentlemen’s Roundtable: Marygrove College.

Chiquita McKenzie-Bennett, Assistant Director, Financial Aid Department; Coordinator, Gentlemen’s Roundtable

(pictured l-r: Ka'Ron Cooper ’15, Spencer Richardson-Moore ’14)


Connecting Career and Classroom Through an Annual Field Period™: Keuka College.

Tara Bloom (right), Assistant Director of Field Placements and Internships


Creating Confident Student Communicators: Bluefield College.

Crystal Kieloch, Director of Academic Support Services and of the Confident Communicator QEP

Bluefield College

Embedding Financial Literacy in the Co-Curriculum: College of Saint Mary.

Tara Knudson-Carl, Vice-President for Student Development; Special Assistant to the President

College of Saint Mary

Evidence of Learning and Satisfaction within Online Courses at a Minority Serving Institution: Metropolitan College of New York.

Tilokie Depoo (second from left), Dean and Director of E-Learning
Claire Machia (right), Coordinator of E-Learning

Financing Your Education: Alverno College.

Veronica Carrillo (right), Director, Business Office
Amy Christen (left), Director, Financial Aid


Health Occupations Pathways to Employment (HOPE): Trocaire College.

Sandra A. Miller, Director of Grants and Government Relations


The HNU Experience: Access and Success through the Early Admit Program, Connections Project and University Excel: Holy Names University.

Olivia Mendez-Alm, Assistant Dean and Director of Student Success and Retention
Michael Miller (pictured), Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

How Institutions Serving the “New Majority Student” can create New Structures to More Meaningful Report Graduation Rates: Heritage University.

Nina Oman, Director of Institutional Effectiveness.

Heritage University

ICenter Experiential Learning Lab: Students Learning and Doing: Robert Morris University-Illinois.

Jill McGinty, Dean of Experiential Technology


Making the Connection: A Successful Academic Advocacy Program:
Keuka College.

Carole K. Lillis, Director of Academic Success


Immersive Field Course Integrating Culturally-Based Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Environmental Science Education: Heritage University.

Jessica L. Black, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science; Associate Director, Center for Native Health and Culture.

Heritage University

Panther Pride Freshman Learning Commu­nity: Starting the Journey with Positive Steps: Ferrum College.

Ronda Bryant, Special Assistant to the Vice-President for Student Success
Gail L. Summer, Vice-President for Academic Affairs


President’s Quality of Campus Life Challenge: University of the Southwest.

Michele Goar, Dean of Enrollment Management and Campus Life

A Student-Centered Assessment Supported Approach to Writing Competency: The College of New Rochelle.

Dorothy Escribano, Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs


Student Success Coaching: Creating a Culture of Academic Achievement among First Generation and Low-Income Undergraduates: Thomas University.

Faye Johnson, Director of Student Support Services (presented by Ann Landis (left), Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Thomas University

Support for Freshman Student-Athletes: Thomas University.

Kristin Webster, Assistant Director of the Performance Enhancement Center and Instructor of Psychology;
Jodi Yambor, Director of the Performance Enhancement Center and Professor of Sport Psychology
(presented by Ann Landis (left), Vice-President for Academic Affairs).

The Union College Experience: Acclimating, Engaging, and Retaining Low-Income and First Generation Freshmen in Rural Appalachia: Union College-Kentucky.

Daleana Phillips (right), Coordinator of Student Support Services

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