NCACE 2022 Conference At-a-Glance
Wednesday, May 11 - Friday, May 13, 2022 | Asheville, NC

Reaching New Heights...Learning Together

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 | 9 AM - 8:30 PM    


Registration Open


Lunch on your own & walking tour (optional)


Employer Visit: Biltmore Estate (pre-registration required; space limited)


Conference Kickoff

Hotel check-in available


Roundtable Discussions; Vanderbilt Room

  • Career Counseling as a Practice of Social Justice - Courtney Mulveney, NC State University
  • You've got questions? This Reciprocity Ring has your answers! Megan Hoyt, Wake Forest University
  • C3(Carolina Career Community) as a Solution to Enhance Career Services Communication on Decentralized Campus - Dr. Nadia Korobova, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Let's make your sophomores successful with Sophomore Success - Danielle Golinski, Elon University
  • Professional Development Plan - helping students identify and achieve their career goals; Allison Binkley, UNC MPA Program
  • Rethinking First Destination Marketing - Vivian O'Brien, UNC Greensboro
  • Better Together or Happily Single? Deanna Knighton, Duke University- Nicholas School of the Environment & Morgan Ray, Shaw University
  • The Rise of Independent Work: Supporting the Next Generation of Freelancers - Alison Doherty, Elon University
  • Challenges and Solutions for Smaller Schools/Staff Sizes - Katie Wohlman, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Viking Prep: What we really mean by Representation Matters - Dr. Amber Lennon and Dr. Nichole Lewis, Elizabeth City State University 
  • You Came to a Conference, Now What? Get Involved with NCACE - Ricky Patterson, UNC Wilmington, Katie Freedman, Queens University
  • The Miseducation of Professionalism - Cierra Wilson and Byron Dickey, North Carolina Central University
  • Experiential Learning and the NCACE Research & Policy Committee - Patrick Madsen, UNC Charlotte, Kaitlyn Bayley, TNTP, Catherine Allen, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center
  • Changing the Culture: How Millennial Managers are Fostering Meaningful Work Environments - Dr. Yasmine Farley, Fayetteville State University
  • All Things Employer Relations - Beth Mannella, Elon University
  • Season for Connection: Utilizing Breaks for Student Self-Directed Learning & Connection - Jenny Sloop Johnson and Sue Brien, Duke University
  • Imposter or Expert? Advising & Programming Outside of Your Discipline - Stephanie Johnson, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Computer Science and Leslie Rand-Pickett, NC State University


New Member/First-time Attendee Meet & Greet


Director's Meeting


President's Reception


After Party

THURSDAY, MAY 12 | 8 AM - 10 PM


Yoga (optional)




Continental Breakfast

Mentor/Mentee Meet ups (at breakfast)


Opening Keynote: Gene Lunger, Ashley HomeStores


Breakout Sessions #1

  • The Business Case for 2nd Chance Hiring - Nina Lovett, HRD Strategies, Inc.
  • Activating Agency in Your Career - Tiffany Waddell Tate, Career Maven Consulting
  • Cash & Clout - Rachel Townsend, Fayetteville State University
  • Career Connections with Artificial Intelligence - Marcy Bullock, NC State University, Max Leisten, Protopia, and Anna Velleggia, NC State University


Lunch, NCACE Business Meeting, Awards


Breakout Sessions #2

  • Benefits of Creating an Employer Scorecard - Stuart Mease, Wake Forest University and Ashley Turner, Belk
  • The Neurodiverse Job Search - Challenges and Strategies for Individuals with Autism and Asperger's - Meredith Oakley, East Carolina University
  • Building an Engaged Pipeline in a Virtual World - Amanda Bean, CodaMetrix
  • Good Skill Hunting: Elevating the Career Readiness of Student Leaders - Tyler Wiersma, UNC Greensboro-Bryan School of Business and Economics


Breakout Sessions #3

  • How do you create a culture of success for diversity hiring? - A.J. Mazaris, Michael Shuman, Erin Adamson, Lori Sykes, and Dana Hutchens, Wake Forest University
  • Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory to Advance Cultural Competency on College/University Campuses: A Case Student - Dr. Melvin (Jai) Jackson, NC State University Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Early Career Talent Development & Retention through Rotational Programs - Shawnice Meador, Wolfspeed
  • Confidence is Your Superpower! - Emily Hoey, NC State University


DEI Mixer


Networking Dinners/Dinner on Your Own


Comedy Bus Tour (sign up required; space limited)


Hospitality Suite Opens

FRIDAY, MAY 13 | 8AM- 11:45AM

8:00 - 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00am

Closing Keynote Speaker: Nora Spencer, Hope Renovations


Hotel Checkout

10:30 - 11:30am

Employer Panel (for all attendees)

11:30 - 11:45am

Conference Closing


Departing Snack Table

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