Recipe for College Success Conference April 29
PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will host
the 9th Annual Recipe for College Success Conference on Thursday, April 29 from 8:45
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Angell College Center.
Recipe for College Success is an interactive conference for 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade high school students with disabilities, their parents, teachers and counselors. The main goal of the conference is to help students with disabilities make a successful transition from high school to college. More than 200 individuals have registered for the conference, including more than 140 high school students from the greater North Country region.
After a general welcome and overview of the day, the conference begins with a session
titled, "Who Wants to be a College Student." In the format of an interactive game,
participants will be asked questions regarding what college is all about.
The conference will also feature various workshops including sessions on admissions, financial aid, college 101, self-advocacy, teacher's network and school counselor network. There will also be a workshop session for students-only titled, "Student Chat Room," where high school students will be able to sit, talk with and ask questions of a panel of Plattsburgh State and Clinton Community College students.
Another session for parents-only will highlight their roles in the successful transition by students from high school to college. Parents, a former college student and several college representatives will provide information for this session.
From 12 to 3 p.m., various institutions including Plattsburgh State, North Country Community College, SUNY Potsdam, Paul Smith's College, Adirondack Community College and SUNY Canton will have resource tables set up where participants can get more information.
Lunch for the participants is made possible through the financial support of the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Sodexho Campus Services, Northern New York Transition Coordination Site and the Special Education Teacher Resource Center. The high school students will be able to eat lunch at the Sundowner Dining Hall in the Angell College Center, experience college food and intermingle with college students.
The conference is also sponsored by Plattsburgh State, Clinton Community College, Champlain Valley Educational Services (SETRC and CV-PREP divisions), Clinton-Essex Interagency Council, Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Sodexho Campus Services, Northern New York Transition Coordination Site and Vocational Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
For more information on the Recipe for College Success Conference, contact Beverly
Burnell, assistant professor of counselor education, at 518-564-4177.