News

June 17-21, 2019

 

HECA Annual Conference in Providence, Rhodes Island

 

Highlights included featured speakers Harlan Cohen (author of The Naked Roommate) and Dr. Angel B. Perez (President of Trinity College); and visits to Brown University, Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University, Salve Regina University, Connecticut College, Trinity College, and the US Coast Guard Academy!

 

 

May 13-14, 2019

 

NCAG 2019 Annual Conference

 

Sandy was a first-time attendee at the National College Advocacy Group conference in Seattle. NCAG focuses on college affordability and financial aid. Presentations topics included how merit aid is awarded and which students will be contenders for the largest awards; colleges that meet full need and who is eligible; how "need-blind" admission works; and how and when to appeal the college award letter.

May 5-11, 2019

 

IECA 2019 Spring Conference

 

IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) held its spring conference in the windy city -- Chicago!  With about 500 fellow members, Sandy attended a variety of presentations and workshops to enhance her services, spoke with admission reps at the conference college fair, and listened to former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan present his thougthts about challenges and successes in American public education. The week was actually not very windy, and in (mostly!) sunny weather Sandy toured the campuses of Lakeforest College, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, Columbia College, and the University of Chicago.

Jan 27-30, 2019

 

HECA Sweet Home Alabama Tour

 

At the end of January, HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association) sponsored a group tour of six campuses in sunny Alabama. With about forty fellow HECA members, Sandy visited University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Auburn University, Samford University, Birmingham-Southern University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Tuskegee University.

Jan 16-18, 2019

 

IECA Professional Member Retreat

 

Sandy spent three days in lovely Boca Raton, Florida, where she attended the IECA Professional Member Retreat, an opportunity for collaborative sharing and professional development with fellow members. She also visited the campuses of University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University. 

Dec 3-4, 2018

 

IEC Event at Goiucher College

 

Gettysburg College is two states away, but just 85 miles north of Fairfax County, VA! With 15 other independent educational consultants, Sandy received a whirlwind tour of the historically situated campus. Highlights included presentations from the Eisenhower Institute, the Garthwait Leadership Center, the Center for Global Education, and a personal tour of the battlefields from two history majors! We were also treated to lunch with students at their acclaimed dining hall, dinner with President Riggs and her husband at their lovely home, and entertainment by Camerata (Gettysburg's chamber music choir), from Gettysburg's Sunderman Conservatory of Music.

Note: Gettysburg's personalized, student-centered focus also means that each student has a designated financial aid counselor! 

Nov 6-10, 2018

 

2018 IECA Fall Conference

 

After attending the IECA Fall conference in Los Angeles, Sandy traveled 60 miles east to visit the University of the Redlands, home of the Bulldogs! The beautiful Redlands campus -- think palm trees, with lots of flowers and green space, and the mountains in the distance -- is also unusual in that it combines a student-centered liberal arts college with many preprofessional offerings, such as business, education, and communication sciences and disorders; there is a 3/2 engineering program with Columbia University.

Oct 17-19, 2018

 

Fly-In to Trinity University

 

Sandy was invited to visit Trinity University in San Antonio for their annual Independent Educational Consultant Fly-In Event. The group of 25 consultants was treated to a river boat ride, campus tour, student panel, and the chance to speak with faculty and staff about the many programs and opportunities available to Trinity's notably diverse student body!  

 

Tip: Every year the top 20 freshman applicants are selected for full-tuition scholarships to Trinity! 

Sep 26-30, 2018

 

2018 NACAC Annual Conference

 

NACAC's annual conference was held in Salt Lake City, where Sandy also visited the park-like campus of the University of Utah, a mere three miles from downtown! The conference included a college fair and a variety of presentations, learning sessions, and opportunities to meet with counseling professionals from both sides of the desk!

Scholars Day Open House - September 21

Schreyer Honors College • Penn State University

 

 

 

Sep 21, 2018

 

Sandy attended Penn State's first ever Counselor Event during the Scholar's Day Open House for prospective students.

 

Penn State's Schreyer Honors College promotes academic integrity, a global perspective, and opportunities leadership and civic engagement.

 

 

 

 

 

July 15 - July 20, 2018

 

2018 Show-Me STEAM Tour

Showcasing Missouri’s colleges and universities, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. 

June 11-14, 2018

 

2018 HECA Annual Conference & Houston Hustle Bus Tour

 

Sandy attended the Higher Educational Consultants Association conference in Dallas, Texas, where she focused on learning more about different application processes, to include the Coalition Application and how to help students select among application options; Apply Texas and navigating this unique application; international applications to the UK & Australia; and the transfer admissions and application process.  She also gained insight to the college financial aid office from Texas Christian University's Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid. After the conference, Sandy hopped on a bus with 50 colleagues for half-day visits to the wonderful campuses of Baylor University, Texas A & M, Rice University, and the University of Houston!

University of Houston - June 14, 2018

April 26-27, 2018

 

Fly-In to the College of Wooster

The College of Wooster, one of the Colleges That Change Lives, hosted a group of independent educational consultants to help us learn more about this premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Our visit coincided with the campus-wide presentations of graduating seniors' Independent Study projects; we were able to sit it on several of them! We also toured campus, enjoyed entertainment by one of Wooster's a cappella groups, visited the site of the almost completed, state-of-the-art Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Science, chatted with students, staff and faculty, strolled through the charming downtown, and witnessed the collegiality and camaraderie Wooster is known for! 

April 15-17, 2018

 

PCACAC Annual Conference

 

A member of local Potomoc and Chesapeake Association of College Admission Counseling (PCACAC), Sandy attended the annual conference -- this year in Dover, Delaware. After attending two days of presentations and a college fair, Sandy walked the campus of nearby Delaware State University and took a short road trip to visit the University of Delaware in Newark.

April 8-12, 2018

 

HECA's Vancouver-Seattle Tour

 

This tour started in Vancouver, Canada, with visits to the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Next, we visited five Pacific Northwest colleges and universities: University of Washington, Seattle University, the Evergreen State College, University of Puget Sound, and Western Washington University, all of which are in, near, or a short drive from the lovely green city of Seattle!

January 28 - Feb 1, 2018

 

HECA's South Carolina Palmetto Tour

 

Our tour began with event-filled visits to Winthrop University, Wofford College, Furman University and Clemson University, all in northwest South Carolina. Next, we had a lovely tour and lunch at the University of South Carolina, located in South Carolina's capital city of Columbia. Lastly, we landed in the historic port city of Charleston, where we toured The Citadel and the College of Charleston; and had time to wander through the downtown shops and waterfront park!

November 17, 2017

 

2017 IECA Fall Conference

 

SJC College Counseling founder, Sandy Clingman, received the prestigious Katz Award at the Independent Educational Consultants Association Conference in Washington, DC this week, one of 36 members recognized for volunteer work with underserved students as part of The Possibility Project.

 

The Katz Award is presented in honor of Irvin W. Katz, an IECA founder; and treasured mentor and educator to many. His life of service and commitment to young people is remembered through these annual awards, established by his family in 2006 to recognize extraordinary community service contributions by IECA consultants.

 
Sandy@BetterCollegeChoices.com
Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
© SJC College Counseling, LLC