The first CoNVerge Nevada conference took place on December 8 and 9, 2016 on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. College access professionals from all over Nevada met to network and learn ways to help students. Over the course of the two days, the conference hosted various breakout sessions. The sessions focused on how college access professionals can better serve students. These included topics such as dual enrollment, supporting college freshmen, and financial literacy. Guest speakers included Crystal Abba, NSHE Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Magdalena Martinez, Director of Education Programs at the Lincy Institute, Juan Lopez, Motivational Speaker and a graduate of Del Sol High School and the University of Nevada, Reno, and Ranjit Sidhu, President and CEO of NCCEP.
Many people from the GEAR UP team attended CoNVerge. It was a great opportunity for the staff to learn from others on how to help GEAR UP students.
For more information about the CoNVerge conference, please visit http://convergenevada.com/.