Conference Schedule

2019 NCCPA Conference

Program Schedule


7am-3pm Registration
9-9:55am Welcome & Keynote – Dr. Craig Elliott, ACPA President

Student Union Movie Theater


Concurrent Session 1

Supporting First-Generation Off-Campus Students

Tiffany Vega (East Carolina University)

Room 261

Imposter Syndrome, White Supremacy, & Implications for Social Identities

Rachael Forester & Emily Wheeler (UNC Charlotte) 

Room 263

Addressing the Nuanced Mental Health Needs of Graduate Students

Katherine Hall-Hertel & Christine Reed Davis (UNC Charlotte)

Room 265


Panel Discussion

Response and Recovery: Student Affairs Lessons Learned After a Campus Shooting

Christine Reed Davis, Karen Shaffer, & David Spano (UNC Charlotte)

12:15-1:45pm Lunch

Vouchers provided with registration

2nd Floor – Crown Commons


Concurrent Session 2

Community Center Transformed into Classroom: A Teaching & Learning Pathway

Adriana Medina (UNC Charlotte) & Maria Diaz (Carolina Youth Coalition)

Room 261

To Ph.D. or Not to Ph.D.? Determining Your “Why” for Earning a Doctorate

Ryan Miller & Cathy Howell (UNC Charlotte)

Room 263

The Past is Not Behind Us: Understanding the Racist Foundations of Higher Education in America

Yancey Gulley (Western Carolina University)

Room 265


Concurrent Session 3

“Belongingness” & Student Success: The Importance of Graduate & Professional Student Spaces

Aura Young & Jill Huerta (UNC Charlotte)

Room 261

From Midwest Nice to Southern Hospitality: Decoding Racialized & Gendered Experiences

Der Vang (UNC Charlotte) & Chelsea Smith (NC State)

Room 263

Using ePortfolios to Encourage Integration of Academic & Co-Curricular High Impact Practices

Karen Singer-Freeman & Andrew Harver (UNC Charlotte)

Room 265

4pm Break and Campus Tour
7pm Social Event


8-10am Registration

Concurrent Session 4

NCCPA Business Meeting

Brandon Bell (Elon)

Room 261 

Analyzing Qualitative Data: Professional Development Strategy for 21st Century Advisors

Stephanie Galloway, Tiffany Wilson, & Dannielle Curtis (UNC Charlotte)

Room 263

Breaking the Silence: Talking About Race on Campus

Yancey Gulley (Western Carolina University)

Room 265


Concurrent Session 5

Higher Education Program Faculty Meeting

Ryan Miller (UNC Charlotte)

Room 261 

Respecting Origins & Creating Equity

Theresa Dereme (Suffolk County Community College)

Room 263

Infusing Leadership Theory into Workshop Curriculum

Alonzo Cee (Elon)

Room 265

12:30-2pm Lunch, Awards and Closing