Keynote Speakers


Keynote Speech

Success in College and Life: Professors’ Perspectives

Even talented students often struggle in the transition to college, and many students do not make the best of the opportunities at the university level. What distinguishes a “good” college experience from a “bad” one? What are some strategies for making the most of a college education? How can college be used as a springboard to success in graduate school and life? We’ll tackle all of these questions. A panel of faculty members will share their thoughts on this important topoic.

Breakout Session Speakers

*Subject to change based on participant request

Michael Bradford

Karen DeMeola, J.D., Assistant Dean, Law School

Jaclyn Chancey, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Honors

Maria Chrysochoou

Cynthia Garrison, Student Employment Officer, Office of Financial Aid

John Hamilton, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Marine Sciences

Jim Hill, Ph.D., Executive Program Director, Academic Center for Exploratory Students

Tim Hunter

Brian Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Extension Professor, Anthropology

James Kaufman, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Psychology

Sheida Nabavi

Lisa Park Boush, Ph.D., Director, Center for Integrative Geosciences

Danika Pierce, Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

Rachel O’Neill, Ph.D., Professor & Department Head, Genetics and Genomics

Jeffrey Ogbar

Michael Pettes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Eric Rice

Bart Roccoburton

Keat Sanford, Ph.D., Academic Specialist, Pre-Medical & Pre-Dental Office

Del Siegle, Ph.D., Professor & Department Head, Educational Psychology