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Welcome to the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling Virtual Conference 2020!

We look forward to gathering in an online community for a virtual three days of:  

•   Networking and camaraderie with fellow attendees
•   Outstanding educational sessions
•   Updates from NACAC
•   NYSACAC General Membership Meeting
•   Awards and installation of leaders
•   Connecting with exhibitors who provide services to help you to serve your             students


The New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling (NYSACAC) is the state affiliate of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the only professional association composed of members from secondary schools, community-based organizations, colleges and universities. NYSACAC welcomes members who are involved in assisting students in the transition into their post-secondary education.

NYSACAC - with its 1800+ members - is a powerful professional resource. In addition to gaining access to professional development opportunities, members join a unique community of admissions and counseling professionals working together towards the common goal of helping students achieve post-secondary success.

Coming Together Welcome and Keynote

Tuesday, June 2  

10:00-10:30 AM: 

Session Block 1





2:00-3:00 PM: 
Session Block 2




4:00-5:00 PM: 



5:00-6:00 PM: 

Wednesday, June 3  

10:00-11:00 AM: Session Block 3




1:00-2:00 PM: 

2:00-3:00 PM: 


3:00-4:00 PM: 
Session Block 4




5:00-6:00 PM: 



6:00-7:00 PM: 

7:00 PM: 

Thursday, June 4  

10:00-11:00 AM: Session Block 5




1:00-2:00 PM: 


2:10-3:10 PM: 
Session Block 6




5:00-6:00 PM: 



6:00-7:00 PM:  

The NYSACAC virtual conference is free of charge, with any pay-as-you-wish donation that you choose to make here greatly appreciated. (Suggested amount: $25)

Check out the 50+ products and services available for bid at NYSACAC's first virtual silent auction here!

Click Here to DonateVirtual Silent Auction"Which Box Do I Check?": Teaching about DROP (Diversity, Racism, Oppression, & Privilege) through the College Application ProcessImproving College and Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities in New York CitySatisfactory Academic Progress - Navigating SAP in the COVID-19 EraShowing Up For Trans and Queer Black, Indigenous and Students of ColorWhat is "White Fragility" and How Can We Use it in the Landscape of College Access and AdmissionsCreating a Roadmap for ELL/Newcomer Students to Successfully Attend CollegeSpecial Interest Group (SIG): Community College/TransferComing Together Closing/SocialOne Year Later - an Update on the NYS DREAM ActWonder Women in Higher EducationGather Share Learn - A Strong Model for Sharing Strong PracticesAnnual Conference Welcome/Legislative SessionCoping with BurnoutFrom the North Woods to the Southern Tier: Student Success at Rural CampusesReimagining NACAC: Bringing New Voices and Perspectives to the TableSpecial Interest Group (SIG): African Diaspora/SocialSpecial Interest Group (SIG): ACCEPT/SocialBeyond the CEPP: Ethical Practice in College AdmissionsAre You Down with (H)EOP? Yeah, you know me!#EndCCStigma: Why Community CollegeGeneral Membership Meeting, NACAC Board of Directors Update, AwardsFostering CBO & Higher Ed Collaboration to Improve Data UtilizationCulturally Responsive Family Engagement Strategies for effective College and Career PlanningRe-Enrollment vs. Stopping Out: Ethical Implications of Advising the "Murky Middle"Special Interest Group (SIG): LGBTQIA+/SocialSpecial Interest Group (SIG): Latinx/Social

Conference Surveys

Session Block 1 SurveySession Block 2 SurveySession Block 3 SurveySession Block 4 SurveySession Block 5 SurveySession Block 6 SurveyMain Conference SurveySIG Survey

                                                 (capacity limit: 500)

Everyone will need TWO devices to play trivia. 

On one device (computer, iPad, laptop) log in to Zoom. ID is 
895 6928 0046 (No password needed)
On a second device (phone) go to

Let's Go Trivia FUN-draiser

Presenters: Briana Avery, CollegeBound Initiative/Brooklyn Prep HS

                    Alendi Vidal, CollegeBound Initiative/Validus Preparatory Academy

Presenters: Katie Taylor, New York City Department of Education

                    Heather Hermansen, New York City Department of Education

                    Audrey Mangan, New York City Department of Education

Presenters: Margo Wright, Yenko

Presenters: Lenni Y. Foreman, City Polytechnic High School for Architecture, Engineering and Technology

                    Maria Monica Andia, Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy

                    Sara Aboobakar, Bard High School Early College Queens

Presenters: Danielle (Danny) Robinson, SUNY Maritime College

                    Cassie Magesis, The Urban Assembly

Presenters: Yeribel Lopez, Gregorio Luperon High School

                    Jackie Pena, English Language Learners and International Support Preparatory Academy

                    Catherina Villafuerte, El Puente Academy

Facilitators: Dave Follick

                    Doug McNabb

Facilitators: Risa Dubow

                     Zee Santiago

Presenters: Cassie Magesis, The Urban Assembly

                    Melanie Mac, New York City Department of Education

Presenters: Meylin L Andares, SUNY System Administration

                    Lisa Sohmer, Sohmer College Counseling

                    Kristen Harris, NYC DOE Office of Post-Secondary Readiness

Presenters: Raymond Johnson, New York City Department of Education

                    Katie Taylor, New York City Department of Education

Presenters: Whitney Longworth, Summit Educational Group

                    Susan Davidson, Rye Country Day School

                    Luis Barcelo, Pelham Memorial High School

Presenters: Aaron Ray, Skidmore College

                    Alex El Helou, SUNY Maritime College

Presenters: Cornell LeSane, Allegheny College

                    Stephanie Espina, Adelphi University

Facilitators: Shameek Robinson

                    Kaity Modesto

Facilitators: Lisa Sohmer

                    Marie Bigham

Presenters: Mike Campanelli, Urban Assembly School for Green Careers

                    Austin Brass, Daemen College

Presenters: Julanne Burton, SUNY Morrisville

                    Erin Colvin, St. Lawrence University

Presenters: Meghan DeMayo-Dalen, Suffolk County Community College

                    Dave Follick, Nassau Community College

                    Bryan Rothstein, Hofstra University

Presenters: Latiqua Washington, City University of New York (CUNY)

                    Sharlene Diamond, Graduate NYC

Presenters: Kaity Modesto, New York City Department of Education

                    Candice Horton, New York City Department of Education

                    Raymond Johnson, New York City Department of Education

Presenters: Jonathan Chavez, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

                    Courtney Camacho, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Facilitators: Meylin Andares

                    Estrella Redondo

Facilitators: Emmanuel (Manny) Cruz

                    Erica Padilla

                    Lenni Yesner

(Click on the image above for a PDF copy of the Conference Program including descriptions)

Keynote by NYS Senator Shelley Mayer, Chair of Education Committee

Keynote by Angel Perez, CEO-Elect of NACAC 

NYSACAC Information Session