CollegeSource is pleased to have been able to present daily conversations with Higher Ed insiders on a variety of transfer topics during National Transfer Student Week, October 15-19, 2018.
All recordings and webinar slides are available below for your convenience.
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Hosted by Seth Marc Kamen, Montgomery College, and John Schoenborn, CollegeSource
Seth Marc Kamen currently serves as the Director of Transfer and Prior Learning Design at Montgomery College, a community college located in Maryland. In this role, he is responsible for college-wide transfer and articulation services, credit for prior learning, guided pathways, and post-secondary academic partnerships. Seth has been working with transfer, military and adult students for almost 20 years in both institutional and association roles. He is a presenter and author, having presented at AACRAO, AACC, College Board, NISTS, and regional conferences. Among other publications, he lead the team that wrote the Guide to Best Practices: Transfer and Prior Learning Credit, and the forthcoming Guide to Best Practices: Articulation Agreements. He received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland College Park and an MBA from the University of Maryland University College.
John Schoenborn is the Customer Success Analyst at CollegeSource. In this role, he is responsible for gathering and sharing best practices for optimizing client use of CollegeSource resources. Through topic areas of degree audit, transfer articulation, academic planning, student scheduling and others, he supports CollegeSource’s mission: Maximizing human potential by expanding awareness of educational and career opportunities. In his prior roles he worked with institutions of all sizes to improve catalog and curriculum management, after seven years connecting CIOs and tech vendor leaders to global experts in IT purchasing and tech vendor go-to-market strategies. John received a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Marketing from The Ohio State University, Columbus.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
Hosted by Sarah Hatfield, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Tim Horzmann, CollegeSource
Sarah Hatfield is the Curriculum & Transfer Specialist at the University of Minnesota Duluth where she manages transfer credit processes and technologies. Sarah has worked to help her campus develop and maintain efficient processes around transfer credit; she works closely with faculty on campus, assisting them in their use of TES and understanding of transfer credit best practice. Sarah started out in higher education as a transfer student at Rutgers University. She went on to become a philosophy instructor, before transitioning into student services.
Tim Horzmann was a transfer student at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. When the opportunity arose, he became a work study in the Evaluations office. After graduating, he returned to the Evaluations office where he streamlined processes, implemented technology, and helped reduce the turnaround time for credit evaluations from weeks to about 1 day. Tim is familiar with Transfer Credits, Ellucian Colleague, TES, Transferology, Hyland OnBase, Reverse Transfer, and Military Credit Evaluations.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
Hosted by Jean Padrnos, University of Nebraska, and John Panzica, CollegeSource
Jean Padrnos has worked for the University of Nebraska for 22 years! Her first eight years were in Transfer Credit, logging credit for students, coordinating articulations, and setting up equivalencies for degree completion and prerequisites. The Transfer.Nebraska site was created to assist with communicating these articulations out to a broader audience with more consistency and in a uniform manner to alleviate confusion.
John Panzica joined CollegeSource as a Transfer Solutions Specialist after serving in higher education for 25+ years. Starting out in Financial Aid, John progressively took on additional duties within Enrollment Management, moving from Financial Aid, with a brief stint in the Student Loan segment, back into higher education as an Information Technologist, into Admissions and Records, and then on to University Registrar. Having worked at both 2-year and 4-year institutions, John’s experience on campus gives him a unique perspective on transfer issues. He was also a transfer student, himself, transferring to the University of Rhode Island in his junior year where he went on to earn a B.A. in French, a B.A. in Political Science, and an MBA in International Management.
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Hosted by Drew Lurker and Michal Stacy, Ivy Tech Community College, and Melani Pratt, CollegeSource
Drew Lurker is the Academic Support Systems Administrator at Ivy Tech Community College, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. With past experience in Academic Advising and Career Advising, Drew is a higher education professional who is passionate about creating positive change in students and the communities to which they belong. Drew is a Doctoral Candidate at Indiana State University and has his M.S. in Student Affairs and Higher Education, and a B.S. in Management Information Systems.
Michal Stacy is the Assistant College Registrar at Ivy Tech Community College and manages the statewide reverse transfer initiatives for the college. Michal has worked to implement memorandums of understandings with several in-state and out of state partner institutions to enable the reverse transfer process between institutions. Currently, she is a Member of AACRAO’s Public Policy Advisory Group and is an adjunct faculty member. Michal has also previously credentialed as both a Gifted and Early Childhood Interventionist and is passionate about student learning and success across the age and ability spectrum.
Melani Pratt is the Senior Client Engagement Manager at CollegeSource. In her role, Melani collaborates with leaders from colleges and universities across the U.S. as they evaluate and deploy academic planning solutions designed to support student success and facilitate transfer, retention, and graduation initiatives.