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Virtual Happy Hours Now on Tap


Here's your chance to enjoy face time with CEO Angel B. Pérez!

He and his co-hosts will be on tap for two, fun, virtual happy hours for early career professionals. These NACAC Next Gen events offer career advice with a twist. Register today!

Your co-hosts are role models in the profession who'll provide insights, tips, and advice on how to advance in your career. Meet, discuss, and share during these lighthearted and informative gatherings.

The first event on Feb. 24 was for college-based professionals. The second event on March 25 is for secondary school counselors. These events are for members only and are limited in size to allow for discussion. Cheers! 🥂

 


 

 

Next Generation Happy Hour

Thursday, March 25 | 6 - 7 p.m. ET | Zoom
For early career, secondary school professionals

Registration closes at midnight, March 18.

Your happy hour hosts will share their favorite beverages and then get right to it with five of their best secrets for getting ahead in college counseling. We'll discuss the questions on everyone's minds when it comes to jobs, salaries, and more. 

 



Angel B. Pérez
CEO
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

 As CEO, Dr. Angel B. Pérez represents nearly 14,000 admission and counseling professionals worldwide committed to postsecondary access and success. He is the primary voice of the association to government, media, and global partners. Pérez is recognized as a national thought leader and is a sought-after speaker on issues of educational equity, access, and success in American education.

Prior to his arrival at NACAC, he served for 22 years as a leader in higher education where his work was described as transformative. He most recently served as vice president for enrollment and student success at Trinity College (CT), where he also taught in the educational studies department.




Jasmine Drinkard
Counselor
Louisville Male High School (KY)

Jasmine is a Louisville, Kentucky native. She obtained her first degree at Western Kentucky University and completed her first master’s degree at Indiana University Southeast in English for secondary education. Shortly after, she earned a master's degree in school counseling as well. She has worked in Jefferson County Public Schools for the past 13 years as a teacher, school counselor, and now as an employee resource in the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Poverty. She has worked with students, parents, and community partners in numerous capacities. Her ultimate career commitment is to continue to be a difference-maker by removing barriers through advocacy to aid in student success. Jasmine is also the president of the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling (KYACAC).




Troy B. Hammond
Director of University Counselling
Bayview Glen School (Toronto, ON)

Troy is director of college counseling at Bayview Glen School, an internationally connected, preschool through Grade 12 independent school in Toronto. 

 

 




DeEnna Holohan
Director of College Counseling
Notre Dame High School (CA)

DeEnna has spent more than 25 years working in college counseling on many sides of the desk. She is currently completing her seventh year as director of college counseling at Notre Dame High School in San Jose, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Over the years she has served on the board of Illinois ACAC, as a member of the NACAC Human Relations Committee (now Inclusion, Access and Success) and has presented at numerous conferences. Previously she was an independent education consultant; a college counselor at Loyola Academy (IL), the largest Jesuit high school in the country; the school director and college counselor for the Schuler Scholar Program, working to help first generation, low-income students to succeed at highly selective colleges and universities; and a regional admissions rep for Eastern Illinois University and Bradley University (IL).


 


 

Next Generation Happy Hour

Wednesday, Feb. 24 | 6 - 7 p.m. ET | Zoom
For early career, college-based admission professionals

Your happy hour hosts will share their favorite beverages and then get right to it with five of their best secrets for getting ahead in college admissions and enrollment management. We'll discuss the questions on everyone's minds when it comes to jobs, salaries, and more. 

 



Angel B. Pérez
CEO
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

As CEO, Dr. Angel B. Pérez represents nearly 14,000 admission and counseling professionals worldwide committed to postsecondary access and success. He is the primary voice of the association to government, media, and global partners. Pérez is recognized as a national thought leader and is a sought-after speaker on issues of educational equity, access, and success in American education.

Prior to his arrival at NACAC, he served for 22 years as a leader in higher education where his work was described as transformative. He most recently served as vice president for enrollment and student success at Trinity College (CT), where he also taught in the educational studies department.


Virtual College Fair 2021

Tristen Black
Associate Director, Office of Admissions & Recruitment
University of Oklahoma

Like many of you, I stumbled into the work of college admissions somewhat by happenstance. I was a student worker in enrollment management during my time as an undergraduate and loved the atmosphere and team environment. I moved to a new city soon after graduation and it just so happened that my alma mater was hiring for an entry-level admission counselor position at that time. From that job, I moved through the positions of regional coordinator and associate director.

I am about to begin my eighth year in college admissions, and am so thankful that my professional path brought me into this field where I get to work with wonderful colleagues to help change the lives of students.


Virtual College Fair 2021

Ja'Niah Downing
Associate Director of Admissions: Diversity and Inclusion
Purdue University (IN)

My role allows me to help frame the recruitment efforts around undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds at Purdue University. This is accomplished through strategic planning, campus collaborations, community relationships, on campus events, and strategic marketing. Prior to my experience at Purdue University West Lafayette, I spent two years with Ivy Tech Community College (IN) and four year with Illinois State University.

I have deeply enjoyed my career so far. The ability to help students change their lives is what drives me. Like many of my colleagues I never went to college to earn a career as an admissions professional, but thanks to a unique set of experiences I find myself in the best job on the planet. 




Jeff Schiffman 
Director of Admission
Tulane University (LA)

The city of New Orleans and Tulane University are my greatest driving factors and I work tirelessly to promote both. I am the director of admission at Tulane where I manage our global recruitment presence and strategy for the university. I consider myself a brand ambassador for both the city and the school.

I am in charge of all aspects of Tulane's social media in the admission office and am always looking for the next-big-thing regarding SM. I also edit and assist in designing our print publications, videos, and marketing campaigns. I enjoy advising and mentoring my students on campus, specifically my 160 student tour guides. I also love public speaking and would describe myself as extroverted and optimistic.


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