West Virginia University at Parkersburg
College academic advisors from five states to participate in regional conference.
Stanley Coberly, director of WVU Parkersburg academic advising center,
More than 100 college academic advisors from five states are expected to attend the National Academic Advising Association's Mid-South Region 3 Conference April 14-16 in Charleston.
This marks the first time the Region 3 group has held its annual conference in West Virginia, according to Stanley Coberly, conference co-host. He is director of West Virginia University at Parkersburg's academic advising center and professor of English. Coberly serves as the West Virginia representative on the Region 3 board.
Maria Watson, West Virginia University senior program coordinator of the undergraduate academic services center, is also serving as conference co-host. She and Coberly expect advisors from West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina in attendance at the conference which is being held to the Marriott Town Center Hotel.
Keynote speaker will be Ruth Darling, president of the NACADA. The conference will feature 20 workshops on topics including parents and advising, peer mentoring, advising technology, virtual advising, gifted students, graduate certification, advisee satisfaction, retention and transition, pre-law advising, and health professions advising.
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