Student Parents on Campus

Creating Intentional/Supportive Environments to Foster their Success

A Wilson College/Newcombe Foundation Conference

Co-sponsored by The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and Wilson College for Institutional Partners in Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students and Higher Education Institutions in South Central Pennsylvania and Maryland

Date:  March 7, 2014

Cost: None to participants

Location:  Wilson College, Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Purpose:  Professional development for staff/faculty that support students who are parents



9:30-10 a.m.Check in, coffee/refreshments
10-10:05 a.mWelcome, Thomas N. Wilfrid, Executive Director, The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation
10:05-10:25 a.m.Welcome, Wilson College President Barbara Mistick, and Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Students Carolyn Perkins
10:25-10:55 a.mKeynote Speaker— Autumn R. Green, Ph.D., "Balancing School, Work & Family in a Constant State of Crisis: The Experiences of Low-Income Student Mothers."
11 a.m.-noonBreakout 1 (A and B sessions)

A Session
Dr. Kathryn Newton, Assistant Professor of Counseling, Shippensburg University: Increasing Retention Through Focused Counseling: Building Resilience and Coping Skills

B Session
Ms. Angela Lynch, Executive Director at Chambersburg Area School District Foundation:  Making Career Transitions
Noon-12:45 p.m.Lunch
12:45-1:30 p.m.                                             
Wilson College “Women with Children” students: Student-Parent Panel
1:30-2:30 p.m.              
Breakout 2 (A and B sessions)

A Session
Mr. Dan Wray, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA): Strategies for Keeping Education-Related Debt in Check

B Session
Amy Ensley, director, Hankey Center for the Education and Advancement of Women, Wilson College: Balancing Work/Family/School
2:30-2:50 p.m.Session Options:  
1)    Group Discussion: Student Parent Success, follow-up from workshops,          facilitated by Wilson College staff
2)    Tour of Women with Children Program facilities
2:50-3 p.m. Wrap up, Newcombe Foundation