I am always in pursuit of learning experiences that will enhance my knowledge and allow me to better serve my clients
As a member of a number of professional organizations and an affiliate of many more, I continue to actively expand my knowledge through attendance at professional conferences, seminars, webinars and, college fairs and through college visits, meetings with admissions officers and fellow consultants, and independent research. In addition, I am a member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association Talklist, which allows members to inform one another; and I follow a number of college related news feeds and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Pinterest. Click on the links at the top of the page to connect with me on social media and stay up to date on what's happening in college admissions and more!
6/8/2015 - Spoke with Dr. Darian Parker, Parker Academics, to learn about his philosophy and the tutoring services he provides.
6/8/2015 - Met with Erik Mathisen, member of Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals, co-owner of FreshySites (website builder company), and Baseball Coach at Hillsborough High School to learn about his various involvements and share information about my services.
6/5/2015 - Attended "Red Shoe Fashion Show", an event sponsored by BWNICE (Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education). This is our annual fundraising event for our charity, "SAFE in Hunterdon" which provides shelter, counseling and advocacy for families affected by domestic violence.
6/4/2015 - IECA Northeast Regional Symposium on the Future of College Admission - Panelists included: - Jon Burdick, Dean of College Admission, Vice-Provost for Enrollment Planning, University of Rochester - Bill Conley, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Bucknell University - Sean Kaylor, Vice President of Admission and Enrollment Planning, Marist College - Julie Kerich, Director of Admissions, Franklin & Marshall College - Amy E. Markham, Director of Admissions/Communications Outreach, Wheaton College - Jane Klemmer, IECA - Joan Koven, IECA - Don McMillan, IECA - Bari Norman, IECA - Ann Rossbach, IECA -Moderated by Judy Berg, IECA
5/29, 30, 31, and 6/2/205 - Attended Landmark Forum, a transformational experience which will help me guide my students with more clarity and perspective
5/17/2015 - Spent the afternoon in Cambridge, UK with a University of Cambridge student. Went punting (guided boat tour) on the River Cam to see 7 of the 31 colleges that make up the University of Cambridge and learn about the University.
4/24/2015 - NJ IECA Affiliate Luncheon with fellow consultants and our guest, NJ Admissions Officer Emilee Suchomski, from Kalamazoo in Michigan.
4/12-4/14/2015 - Philly Cheese Steak College Tour! Had wonderful visits to Philadelphia University, Ursinus College, Widener University and Temple University, all in the Philadelphia area.
3/25/2015 - Attended a NJ IECA Affiliate Luncheon with fellow consultants and our guests, Greg Moyer, our NJ Rep from Dickinson College and Cathy Davenport, Dean of Admissions.
3/23/015 - Attended a Breakfast Presentation in Princeton by Admissions Staff and Alumni of Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL). Lynn is one of 5 designated Apple Connected schools in the country, offering personal, innovative learning and strong DII sports.
3/17/2015 - Small Biz Meet Up - Flemington, NJ
3/11/015 - Attended an all day seminar, "Calming the Overactive Brain", presented by Bill M. Kelley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth University. Seminar sponsored by the Institute for Brain Potential.
3/10/2015 - Participated in an online Parent Meeting with MIT Staff to discuss new initiatives and future plans to enhance mental health and support services on campus.
3/4/2015 - Attended a presentation by Will Houghteling, of Minerva, a new, innovative, accredited college program where an international mix of students spend their semesters in 7 cities around the world getting an education intended to rival the Ivies.
3/3/2015 - Attended a University of Maine Alumni Dinner Meeting with President of the Alumni Association,Todd Saucier; Dee Gardner from the UMaine Foundation; longtime Football Coach. Jack Cosgrove; Athletic Development Director, Seth Woodcock; and current student, Tim. Learned about many student opportunities to do research and participate in the SPIFFY Investment Fund as well as the support provided to athletes. There are 17 NJ students on the UMaine Football Roster.
Diana Towle, M.A. Independent Educational Consultant