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Public Charities Learning Circle: Coaching and Mentoring Programs for Scholar Success
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/9/2019
When: Monday, September 9, 2019
12PM - 1PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

Online registration is available until: 9/9/2019
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Public Charities Learning Circle
Coaching and Mentoring Programs for Scholar Success


Is your organization interested in starting a coaching or mentoring program to help your scholars successfully navigate higher education and beyond? Join our panelists, from three public charities, who will share ways to support your students and enhance their personal, professional, and leadership competencies, all while creating an enduring connection to your organization’s mission. Participants will also learn strategies on how to engage alumni in this process.


Coming soon!

Traci Lanier
Vice President
10,000 Degrees


Madeline Rife
Director of the Mentoring Program
College Now Greater Cleveland

  Sherry Smith
Executive Director
Berkeley Community Fund

  Jamie Williams
Director of Scholarships
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Panelist Bios
Traci Lanier bio coming soon.

Madeline Rife bio coming soon.

An educational professional with more than 35 years’ experience, Sherry Smith has focused on school and college admission, financial aid, recruitment, organizational management, organizational change and school to college selection and matriculation. She is especially committed to serving the needs of the underserved, under-resourced and first-generation students navigating transitions from Kindergarten to graduate degrees.

Sherry has worked with students from the most challenging neighborhoods especially in the cities of Los Angeles, Richmond, Oakland, and San Francisco. She has also spent time connecting with influential members of major companies and foundations in order to provide the necessary resources for the students in which she served. From her earliest days at Santa Clara University both as a student and an Admission Counselor and her most recent work with Making Waves Foundation, Sherry has helped low students reach their dream of being accepted, attending and graduating from college. She is blessed to now be a part of the Berkeley Community Fund continuing along the path of serving students.

As Director of Scholarships, Jamie Williams collaborates with colleagues to manage the scholar life-cycle -- managing recruiting strategies for prospective applicants, coordinating the selection of 150 new Coke Scholars from 200,000 applicants, and developing a portfolio of professional and leadership development experiences for Scholars. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Jamie was director of the National Scholars Program at Clemson University from 2002-2015. In 2006, Jamie led the effort to create USPAA, the Undergraduate Scholars Program Administrators Association, a professional body supporting the work of campus-based scholars programs, and served as president and a board member from 2009-2013. Jamie currently serves on the NSPA board of directors.

Free for NSPA members
$35 for non-members*
*If you 
apply for NSPA membership within two weeks after this webinar, the webinar cost will be applied toward your membership.

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