Student Development Conference

The biennial New Directions in Student Development conference is a professional development program for practitioners of all levels in the field of Student Development from two-year community and technical colleges in the five-state region of the Southeast.

2018 Conference

New Directions in Student Development

March 1-2, 2018

New Directions Conference Agenda

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2018 CONFERENCE

New Directions in Student Development

March 1-2, 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

mateel jones

Dr. Matteel Jones 
Vice President for Student Services at Greenville Technical College

Dr. Matteel D. Jones joined Greenville Technical College as the Vice President for Student Services in February 2013, having served previously as the Vice President for Student Affairs at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, and in various Student Development leadership roles for ten years at Piedmont Technical College.  A first-generation technical/community college graduate, Dr. Jones currently holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Jones is active in the community and has served as a board member and volunteer for numerous organizations.  She is a graduate of Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Institute and was a featured TED Talk performer for TEDx Greenville in 2016.  Professionally, she serves as an accreditation team Chair and evaluator for SACSCOC and is involved with various other associations. 

Dr. Jones is driven by the belief that all individuals should have an opportunity to access a college education and be successful.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
5:00-7:00 p.m.    Early Registration at Inn on the Square
5:30-7:00 p.m.      Pre-Conference Networking Social at Inn on the Square
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018
8:00 a.m.  Registration at PTC Conference Center
9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15-10:15 a.m.  Keynote Address – Dr. Matteel D. Jones
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   Concurrent Session A
12:00-1:00 p.m.  Catered Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m. Concurrent Session B
2:30-3:30 p.m. Concurrent Session C
3:30-3:45 p.m.   Snack Break
3:45-5:15 p.m. Concurrent Session D
5:45-7:00 p.m. Business After Hours at Inn on the Square
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018      
8:30-9:30 a.m.   Concurrent Session E
9:45-10:45 a.m.    Concurrent Session F
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Concurrent Session G
12:15-1:00 p.m. Wrap Up & Box Lunch

 

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

  1. ENGAGING SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS, Sierra Neal, Bryce Amick, and Ivy K. Ingram – Central Carolina Technical College, Midlands Technical College, and Florence-Darlington Technical College
  2. OCCUPATIONAL STRESS: NOT SO COOL, CALM OR COLLECTED, Janice T. Lyle – Technical College of the Lowcountry | Download Presentation
  3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS “WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?”, Linda C. Jameison – Tri-County Technical College | Download Presentation
  4. ZOGOTECH: MEASURING THE IMPACT OF SERVICES AND INTERVENTIONS ON STUDENT SUCCESS, Carol Paguntalan, Jessie Estep, Zeolean Kinard, and Michael Taft - Piedmont Technical College & ZogoTech | Download Presentation
  5. A SUCCESSFUL HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP IS “WITHIN REACH”, Melissa R. Johnson – Aiken Technical College | Download Presentation
  6. SALT LAMPS & YOGA MATS: SELF-CARE IN THE WORKPLACE, Erin York – SC Technical College System | Download Presentation
  7. INCENTIVIZING FUN: INCREASING INVOLVEMENT AT A MULTI-CAMPUS INSTITUTION, Katelyn DeVos and Brittani Farmer – Chattahoochee Technical College | Download Presentation
  8. THE TRANSFER SEMINAR: BUILDING COMMUNITY TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT AND  SUCCESS, Andrea Swintal and Mandy McCaslan Couch – University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  9. CONNECTING THE TALENT PIPELINE: CREATIVE STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINING ROBUST  FACULTY & EMPLOYER RELATIONS, Ellen Jones and Michael Robbins – Midlands Technical College | Download Presentation
  10. GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE PRESENTS: WHAT IS DACA, Chris Kabali and Vanessa Garcia – Greenville Technical College and Catholic Charities | Download Presentation
  11. AGE IS MORE THAN A NUMBER: A DIALOGUE ON STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN THE SC  TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM, Salandra Bowman – SC Technical College System
  12. PREPARE FOR PLACEMENT: IMPACT OF PLACEMENT TESTS ON NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS, Dominique Jones – College Board/ACCUPLACER | Download Presentation 
  13. APPRENTICESHIPS: HOW AN ANCIENT CAREER PATH IS BECOMING NEW AGAIN, Demeterius Smith and Kirsten Pratt – SC Technical College System | Download Presentation 
  14. BEING THE BOSS: DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?, Dr. Porter Brannon – Mitchell Community College | Download Presentation
  15. THE ENROLLMENT FUNNEL AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE VARIOUS FUNCTIONS  OF A COLLEGE, Dr. Matteel Jones, Dr. Chuck Morton, Tanisha Latimer, and Travis Gleaton – Greenville Technical College
  16. DISCOVER THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT WITH STEM PREMIER, Shea Tighe – STEM Premier
  17. SERVICE BEGINS AT HOME: CARING FOR OUR STUDENTS’ NEEDS, Brittani Farmer and Katelyn DeVos – Chattahoochee Technical College | Download Presentation
  18. CLOSING THE GAP: CONNECTING WITH CURRENT STUDENTS WITH THE HELP OF I.A.N., Amanda Mudd and Rachel Phillips – York Technical College | Download Presentation
  19. STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES: CURRENT TOPICS, Brenda Dailey and Tracy Dibble – Piedmont Technical College and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
  20. WE HAVE INTEGRATED OUR FRONT OFFICE FUNCTIONS, NOW LET’S INTEGRATE OUR  BACK OFFICE FUNCTIONS, Scott Harvey – Tri-County Technical College
  21. SYMBIOSIS: (RE)EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRIO PROGRAMS AND THEIR HOST INSTITUTIONS, Rodney E. Adams and Larry D. Frazier – Technical College of the Lowcountry | Download Presentation
  22. STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND, Frank Morea – Trident Technical College | Download Presentation
  23. PLEASE DON’T GO! ELIMINATING “FIGHT OR FLIGHT” DURING NEW STUDENT ONBOARDING, Dr. Porter Brannon – Mitchell Community College | Download Presentation
  24. STUDENT SUPPORT NIGHT: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SUPPORTING “YOUR” STUDENTS!, Cari Drew – Johnston Community College
  25. COLLEGE PREPARATION: THE ABCS OF CONNECTING GENERATIONS X, Y, Z, Michael D. Finkley and E. Ta Haynesworth – Central Carolina Technical College
  26. STUDENT EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM-AT A GLANCE, Dana Moore – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  27. COME SET YOUR PLATE TO KNOW YOURSELF TO SERVE OTHERS, Cindy L. Trimmier-Lee – Tri-County Technical College | Download Presentation
  28. WORK ETHIC SKILLS (WES): RISING TO THE CHALLENGE, Tony Amos and Jennifer Lopes – Piedmont Technical College | Download Presentation

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

Hotel arrangements must be made separately from the conference registration.  Rooms are reserved at the following hotels.  Please reference the Piedmont Technical College Student Development Conference when booking.  Rooms will be held through January 28th.  Please book early!

Inn on the Square (Primary Conference Hotel)
(864) 330-1010; $109 + tax
Approximately 3.5 miles to PTC

Inn on the Square is a historic “boutique” hotel located in beautiful Uptown Greenwood.  The hotel offers a full service restaurant, casual bar/lounge, complimentary breakfast, and high-speed wireless internet.  Please visit their website for further information.

The Inn will be hosting the Pre-Conference Social and Business-After-Hours receptions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Holiday Inn Express Greenwood Mall
(864) 889-8900; $115 + tax
Approximately 5 miles to PTC; 3 miles to Inn on the Square

The Holiday Inn Express is a new hotel which opened in mid-2017.  Located just behind the Greenwood Mall, it is convenient to Highway 25 and Bypass 72, as well as many local restaurants.  The hotel offers a fitness center, high-speed internet, complimentary breakfast bar, and each room has a Keurig Coffee Maker.  Please visit their website for further information.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Greenwood
(864) 330-3300; $105 + tax
Approximately 5.5 miles to PTC; 3.5 miles to Inn on the Square

The Fairfield Inn & Suites may be familiar to past conference attendees as it has hosted past PTC Student Development Conferences. The hotel is convenient to the 72 Bypass and many local restaurants.  The Fairfield Inn & Suites underwent a full renovation in 2017 and offers a fitness center, free high-speed internet, complimentary breakfast, and an indoor pool.  Please visit their website for further information.

Hampton Inn Greenwood
(864) 388-9595; $110 + tax.
Approximately 2.5 miles to PTC; 2.5 miles to Inn on the Square

Located directly on Bypass 72, Hampton Inn is the closest of the four hotels to Piedmont Technical College.  The hotel is conveniently located near several restaurants and offers a fitness center, complimentary breakfast, and free Wi-Fi access.  Please visit their website for further information.

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open. | Registration Form

  • Early bird-$95 through February 15th
  • Regular-$105 after February 15th
  • Presenter-$85

Register 3 and get the 4th one free.

For questions or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Jennifer Fleming at fleming.je@ptc.edu or 864-941-8359.