Agenda for 2022 Conference Coming Soon!   See agenda from 3rd Annual Conference below.


Wednesday, March 2,  2022
all times CST

Session and Presenters

1:00 – 1:15 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:15 – 2:15 pm Keynote Address:

Partnering to Build a Transformative Ecosystem for Student Success, Dr. Nia Haydel

2:15 – 2:30 pm Break and Transition to Breakout Sessions
2:30 – 3:30 pm 1st Round Concurrent Sessions:

A View from the Front Row: How Transfer Students in Alabama Perceive and Describe their Experiences Along the Transfer Pathway, Brandi Stacey (University of Alabama)

Exhibitor Spotlight Early College: The Onboarding Conundrum, Brian Bacon (LikelyThis)

Arranged Marriages: Calhoun Community College and Athens State University at the Alabama Center for the Arts, Dr. Donna Estill (Calhoun Community College) & Dr. Stephen Spencer (Athens State University)

How Providing Transfer Students with the Opportunity to Receive Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Can Lead to Success, Timothy Thornton, Felicia Mucci, & Kayla Kohanek-Tankersley (Athens State University)

Preparing Community College Athletes for Transfer Success, Jacob Call (Jefferson State Community College)

If Not Us, Then Who? Bold Ideas for Retaining and Attracting Transfer Student-Serving Professionals, Heather Yush, Emily Gora, & Ron Filipowicz (Phi Theta Kappa)

3:30 – 3:45 pm Break and Transition to General Session
3:45 – 4:45 pm Dr. Heather Adams Keynote Address
 4:45 – 5:00 pm Networking and Virtual Exhibit Hall
5:00 pm  End of Day 1

Thursday, March 3, 2022                all times CST

Session and Presenters

9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 am Keynote Address:

Educating the Top 100 Percent, Dr. Martha Kanter

10:15 – 10:30 am Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
10:30 – 11:30 am 2nd Round Concurrent Sessions:

Educating the Top 100 Percent, Drs. Kanter, Katsinas, & Bray (follow-up Q&A from keynote)

Teacher PREP: An Innovative Pathway for Education Programs, Dr. Janet Bavonese & Dr. Kimberly Gaiters-White (Jacksonville State University)

On the Case: The Mysterious Transfer Student, Amber Martinez & Helen Crider (Athens State University)

Getting to Business: Transferring into the College of Business at Auburn University, Jasmine Crutcher, Paul Werner & Satrina Kelley-Jordan (Auburn University)

Maximizing Program Opportunities for Transfer Student Success, Dr. Kiara Summerville & Allie Stokes (University of Alabama)

The Power of Exceptional Customer Service, Jamicia Croskery (Alabama State University)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Break, Networking, and Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:00 – 2:00 pm 3rd Round Concurrent Sessions:

Creating and Using a Student Priority Matrix, Codi Plaster (Auburn University)

The Mathematical Needs of Students in Non-STEM Programs: Results of a State-wide Survey, Dr. W. Gary Martin (Auburn University) & Jim Gleason (University of Alabama)

Helping First-Generation Students Shift Forward with Student Support Services, Dr. Elizabeth Lowe (Stillman College) & Dr. Tywain Griffen (St. Phillip’s College)

Career Pathways and Partnerships with Industry: Lessons Learned from a Grant-sponsored Transfer Student Program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Karri Holley (University of Alabama) & Dr. Gabe Xu (University of Alabama at Huntsville)

Exhibitor Spotlight Using Technology to Implement Transfer Best Practices, John Panzica (CollegeSource)

Educational Attainment, Community College, and Transfer in Alabama’s Black Belt, Emily Grace Corley & Garrett Till (University of Alabama)

2:00 – 2:15 pm Break and Transition to General Session
2:15 – 3:15 pm Keynote Address:

Transfer Matrix and Beyond, Dr. Jim Purcell

3:15 – 3:30 pm Conference Wrap Up and Networking