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2017 NYSFAAA CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Westchester Marriott
Tarrytown, NY
October 10 - 12, 2017
Monday, October 9th, 2017
3:00 - 5:00 Registration Open
1:00 - 5:00 Vendor Set Up
9:00 - 5:00 Executive Council Meeting
1:00 - 4:00 Pre-Conference - NASFAA Verification Course - Lucy Villaquiran and Dan Robinson
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
8:00 - 5:00 Registration Open (closed 12 - 1:45)
10:00 - 5:00 Vendor Open
10:00 - 11:15 Key Note Speaker: Dr. Steve Perry
11:30 - 12:30 Concurrent Sessions
Policies and procedures- Ready for review - Scott Atkinson
Fun with Taxes - Robert Weinerman
Troubleshooting FSA ID Issues - Sonya Griggs
Transitioning from cohort default rates to another matrix - Howard Leslie, Clem LaPietra, Tom Kokis
Lost in Translation-International Students - Kevin McNamara
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch
Conference and President's Welcome
NASFAA Update - Megan McClean Coval
2:00 - 3:00 Concurrent Sessions
Advocacy and You - Megan McClean Covel
How to prevent the top Compliance Audit Issues - Greg Rinderle and Howard Leslie
Engaging Your Students and Alumni with Social Media - Vince Scalise
5 Simple Steps to Managing Stress in Your Life - Tami Gilbeaux
3:00 - 3:15 BREAK
3:15 - 4:15 Concurrent Sessions
Awarding and Disbursing in Modular Based Programs - Anita Olivencia
Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Loan Eligibility, and Repayment Plans - Clem LaPietra
The Future of the Perkins Loan Program - Joe Weglarz, Maria Livolsi
First Generation student Success - Shawn Denman
How to be a Good Manager/Mentor - Howard Leslie
4:15 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions
Veteran's Benefits and Financial Aid - Tom Dalton
Is Bookend Loan Counseling Not Enough? Why Some Schools Have Agreed to Require More - Lynn Higinbotham, Clem LaPietra
How to Make Student Communication Stick - Matt Metz, Steve Morris
Managing subsequent ISIRs - Patti Donahue
Life after Financial Aid-Planning for Retirement - Barges Andulo, Angulo Strategies
5:15 - 6:15 President's Reception
6:15 Dinner on Your Own
9:00-12:00 NYSFAAA Networking-Music, Dancing, and Karoke
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
9:00 - 5:00 Registration Open (closed 12 - 2)
9:00 - 5:00 Vendor Open (closed 12 - 2)
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 New NYSFAAA Website - TICC - Heather Adner and Howard Leslie
8:30 - 9:30 College Presidents' Panel - Michael Smith, Kerry Walk
9:40 - 10:40 Concurrent Sessions
Admissions and Financial Aid- How they must work together to make the dream - Samantha Veeder
Tax Transcript breakdown; reviewing the FAFSA and handling conflicts - Robert Weinerman
Would You Read Your Own Website - Kathleen Roebuck
I Wish I knen Then What I Know Now - Heather McDonnell
SULA - Anita Olivencia
10:40 - 11:00 BREAK
11:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions
The Vital Partnership Between the Financial Aid Office and Retention and Persistence - Dave Deibel
Engaging Partnerships to connect with HS students - Temeka Easter
Effective recruiting and interviewing - Clarissa Gilliam
HESC Update-new programs - Barbara Hochberg
Making Financial Literacy “Stick” - Tayler Kreutter
12:00 - 2:00 LUNCH
Regional Awards/EASFAA Remarks - Samantha Veeder
2:15 - 3:15 Concurrent Sessions
TAP Training Session (HESC, SED, OSC) - Chris Fernando, Cindy Freider,Barbara Hochberg
Developing an Income Share Agreement(ISA) Program at Purdue University - Mercy Smith and Ted Malone
Performing R2T4 in Modular Based Programs - Anita Olivencia
Top 10 mistakes employees make at work - Clarissa Gilliam
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 Sector Meetings
SUNY - Patricia Thompson
CUNY - Elaine Pimentel
Private - Darrin Rooker
Proprietary - Donna Gurnett
Graduate - Clair Jacobi
6:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 9:00 Awards Banquet George Chin recognition and Scholarship recepients
9:00 - 12:00 Entertainment- "Let's Celebrate" 49 Years of NYSFAAA!
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 NYSFAAA Business Meeting
10:00 - 11:30 Federal Session- PPY Second go around and Federal Update - Anita Olivencia
Conference Closing