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2018 ACAC Convening Materials

December 30, 1899


Thank you for joining us in Washington, DC for the 2018 ACAC National Convening. We are grateful to our ACAC state coordinators and partners for their sharing their thoughtful insights, experiences, and valuable resources. Many thanks to ACT Center for Equity in Learning and Hearst Foundations for their generous support of the 2018 ACAC National Convening!

Please find materials from the convening below. We look forward to seeing all of the ACAC State Coordinators at next year's convening!

ACAC Update and Communications

Melissa Caperton, Director, American College Application Campaign, American Council on Education
Lisa King, Director of Communications, American College Application Campaign, American Council on Education
Joni Petschauer, Director of Curriculum and Training, American College Application Campaign, American Council on Education

Session 2: ACAC Partner - NCAN: FAFSA and Federal Update

Kim Cook, Executive Director, National College Access Network
Jack Porter, Advocacy Associate, National College Access Network

Session 3: ACAC Partner - Better Make Room: College Signing Day

Stephanie Sprow Owens, Deputy Director, Reach Higher, Civic Nation

Session 4: ACAC Partner - ACT: ACT Academy

Polina Babina, Product Manager, ACT

Session 5: ACAC Partner - NAF

Tiffany Barfield, Senior Director, Strategic & Community Partnerships, NAF
Keisha Stephenson Taylor, Director, Learning & Convening, NAF

Session 6: ACAC Partner - The Common Application

Scott Anderson, Chief of Staff and Board Liaison, The Common Application
Daniel Obregon, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, The Common Application

Session 7: Expanding College Admission to all Idaho Seniors - Idaho College Application Week, Direct Admissions, and Apply Idaho

Dana Kelly, Idaho College Application Week 

Session 8: Linking Your College Application Program to Other College-Going Process - A panel discussion

Amy Bolick, Apply Yourself Florida
Mary Nelle Karas, Tennessee College Application and Exploration Week
Christina Winstead, Washington State's 12th Year Campaign

Session 9: ACAC Partner - Get Schooled

Ivana Mladenovic, Senior Manager of Education Programs, Get Schooled
Akeela Maxell, Assistant Manager of Education Programs and Events, Get Schooled

Session 10: Exploring College Fit with Students

Adrienne Enriquez, Oregon College Application Week

Additional Convening Resources

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