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High School to College: Supporting Student Success: Home

Join us for this full-day conference where you'll have the opportunity to learn from your colleagues as we talk about ways to help our students successfully transition from high school to college. This conference will feature breakout sessions, panels, and poster sessions with plenty of time for one-on-one conversations and making connections with educators from around the region. 

May 22, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
SUNY College at Brockport

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Park in Lot T (across from the Liberal Arts Building). Handicapped parking is available in Lot W behind Drake Memorial Library.


Register here

Registration is hosted by Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES. You will need to create an account in MyLearningPlan if you don't already have one. If your institution is not listed under District/Institution, please select “Other, Not on List” and then type the institution's name under Building/Division.

Posters and Breakout Sessions!

Poster Sessions
We’re looking for poster sessions to showcase research projects from both high school and first year college level that represent a wide range of student experiences.

Breakout Sessions

Graduating in to the Social / Digital World          
   Alicia Gunther, Librarian and Social Media supervisor, Monroe County Library System
Knowledge is Power: What first-generation college students need to know to navigate the college transition
   Dr. Anika Simone Johnson, Ed.D., Academic Counselor-Instructor, University of Rochester
Learning competencies mash up: how collaboration achieves successful outcomes for a mixed student audience
   Catherine Towsley, Assistant Professor, Writing Speaking and Argument Program AND Kimberly Hoffman, Head of Outreach, Learning, and Research Services River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester               
How Do I Find My Dream Job?  
   Katie Ferruzza, Senior Career Advisor & First Year Initiatives, University of Rochester
Engaging Students, Uniting Communities
   Leah Hamilton, Director, Phelps Community Library
The College Writing Readiness Journey
   Elisabeth Gonzales, Assitant Director of Tutoring, The College at Brockport
Examining First-Generation Students’ Academic Success: If I had Known Then, What I Know Now, I would have… 
   Dr. Vicki T. Sapp, PhD

Preparing students for their first-year college experience using an individualized learning platform
   Tony DeFranco, Campus Strategist, SUNY OER Services, SUNY System Administration, Lisa Stephens,  Asst. Dean, Digital Edu., UB Engineering AND Christine Tinnesz,  Assistant Professor, UB
​Building a Culture of Non-fiction Reading in High School
    Brett Daggs, Librarian, Pittsford Mendon HS
High School to College Connection: Collaborative Projects that Bridge the Research Skills Gap
    Nicole Waskie-Laura, Assistant Director for Instructional Technology and Education Resources. Broome-Tioga BOCES
Student Resilience & Academic Success
    Zaula Kennedy, Second Year Experience Coordinator AND Pam Setek, Academic Advisor, SUNY Brockport​
Mindfulness: Practices in a High School Setting
Annie Urckfitiz

Submit a Proposal

Use this form to submit your idea for a poster session.  Ideally we would love to see everyone attending submit a poster session!

Conference Sponsors

Monroe 1 Boces Rochester Regional Library Council Rochester City School District Wayne Finger Lakes Boces