“Surfing the waves of change: Advising for a new generation”
Preconference workshops are now available!
March 14-16, 2016
Hosted by Brandman University
at the University of Southern California campus
Make sure not to miss this at Conference!
First Generation Film Screening at the Region 9 Conference
March 15th • 5:00pm-6:00pm • Location: THH101
Experience a live screening of the life-changing documentary film, First Generation. Narrated by Blair Underwood, First Generation follows the journey of four students in their last two years of high school as they strive to be the first in their families to go to college (the film will be relevant to all NACADA Region 9 professionals as it shines light on the student experience from start to finish… the film also takes place in our Region!). Shot over the course of three years and featuring some of our nation’s top educational experts (Richard Kahlenberg, The Century Foundation; J.B. Schramm, College Summit; Dr. Bill Tierney, University of Southern California), this documentary explores the problem of college access faced by first generation and low-income students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation. All film-viewers are also encouraged to attend the First Generation Panel on Wednesday at 10am.
March 16th • 10:00am-10:45am • Location: THH101
First Generation Panel: Post-screening panel discussion about the First Generation film. Attend this session for a panel conversation about what it takes to increase the college-going and success rate for low-income and first generation students. For additional film details, please see film-screening information.