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

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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.




Traci Lanier
Vice President
10,000 Degrees


Madeline Rife
Director of the Mentoring Program
College Now Greater Cleveland



  Jamie Williams
Director of Scholarships
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Panelist Bios
Traci Lanier joined 10,000 Degrees in 2003 and has been instrumental in the organizations growth. She also co-founded Marin Educational Equity Week. In 2007, she was named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Currently, as Vice President External Affairs Traci is responsible for organizational advocacy, communications, scholarship administration and data and learning. Previously, Traci served as Annual Giving Manager at the Colorado School of Mines and Account Manager for ProSavvy, an international business-to-business start-up. She earned her master’s degree in International Economics from the University of Denver and her bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University.

Madeline Rife joined College Now in August 2014 as the Mentoring Program Manager with a background in youth and education. In her role as Director, Madeline oversees all aspects of the ever-growing Mentoring Program which now serves 1,700 mentor/mentee pairs from an original cohort of about 50 in 2011. From 2010-12, Madeline served in the United States Peace Corps in Ukraine, teaching English as a Second Language and working as a youth development professional. Upon her return to the United States, she became the Global Youth Programs Officer at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs where, for 18 months, she managed a Model United Nations program for over 1,000 students, as well as long- and short-term youth exchange programs with young people from Iraq, Kosovo, and Mexico. Madeline understands mentoring’s challenges and rewards: she is currently mentoring with Esperanza, Inc and served as a mentor for adjudicated youth during her undergraduate years. She attended Georgetown University School of Foreign Service where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in 2009.

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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