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Regional Meeting: Student Success & Scholarship Training
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Regional Meeting: Student Success & Scholarship Training

When: June 8, 2017
Where: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
1 Coca-Cola Plaza, NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30313
United States
Contact: NSPA

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Topic: Student Success Training: A Learning Community for Scholarship Professionals

Hosted by: National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation with support from a generous grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Cost: NSPA Members: $75, Non-Members: $125

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1) Threats to Data Security and Privacy and How to Manage

Speaker: Linn F. Freedman, Partner, Robinson + Cole

Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Security Team. She is nationally ranked in CHAMBERS USA: America's Leading Lawyers for business in the area of Privacy Law. She currently serves as general counsel to the Rhode Island Quality Institute. Ms. Freedman focuses her practice on compliance with all state and federal data privacy and security laws and regulations, as well as emergency data breach response and mitigation. She counsels clients on state and federal data privacy and security investigations.

Ms. Freedman works with companies and organizations to adopt a risk management approach to precisely frame the purpose and means for the collection, maintenance, and transfer of high-risk data throughout their organization. She advises them to identify high-risk data—both paper and
electronic—and to implement measures to protect it and help them develop defensible, and reasonable, approaches to comply with constantly evolving regulatory requirements and the risk of a data breach and cyber intrusions.

2) College Advising 101

Speaker: Daniel Eckstein, Regional Director of Programs, Southeast, College Advising Corps

As the Regional Director of Programs, Southeast, Danny oversees programs in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. Danny began his career in college access as a college adviser with the Virginia College Advising Corps in rural southern Virginia. Since then he has served as an Assistant Dean of Admission at the University of Virginia and most recently as the Assistant Director at the Virginia College Advising Corps. Danny holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education.

3) Approaches to Scholar Selection and Identifying Leadership Qualities in Scholars

Panelists: Chaffee Viets, Director of the Stamps President’s Scholars, Georgia Tech; Jamie Williams, Director of Scholarships, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Chaffee Viets has spent 19 years working with scholarship students nationwide, joining Georgia Tech in August 2011. He has experienced scholarship programs as both a student scholar and an administrator, recognizing the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities faced by highly talented students. Chaffee spent most of his career at NC State University with the Park Scholarships and Caldwell Fellows programs, followed by a cycle with Duke's and UNC-Chapel Hill's Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. Under Chaffee’s tenure at Georgia Tech, the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation made a landmark gift resulting in the renaming of the program he leads as the Stamps President’s Scholars Program.

Jamie Williams joined the Foundation in 2015 after almost 20 years advising high-achieving undergraduate and graduate student leaders at Clemson, Emory, and Georgia State Universities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association, and was the founder and first president of the Undergraduate Scholars Program Administrators Association.

Jamie tries (note emphasis) to read one book a week and to see at least 40 new movies a year – recommendations for both are welcome on Twitter @JamieCCSF.

Additional panelists pending.

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

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