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April 12
1738 - Fr. Francisco Garcés born in Spain; came through SCV in 1776, found Tataviam fighting with Coastal Chumash, observed Santa Clara River flowing by night and dry by day despite the season being spring [story]
Garces statue

With spring break college trips derailed, the WiSH Education Foundation and CollegeClick have joined forces to provide students with an alternative: virtual, free access to college and university representatives, financial planners, student panels, college counselors and more.

Sessions will be held Monday through Friday, April 6-10.  There is one ZOOM link per day and students/parents are encouraged to join in during the sessions that interest them. It is suggested that attendees sign in early and follow the easy instructions for download or use the password “college” if they want to join as a guest.


Schedule subject to change/additions. The final session schedule with links will be posted by Sunday evening on www.collegeclick.org and the CollegeClick Facebook page.


Monday 4/6 – session link: https://zoom.us/j/911554102?pwd=YWR1L2VPUUxWRkJKM1E5QWwzM2RqZz09


10:00AM- Open Q&A on College Admissions: College Click CEO: Donna Siegel and WiSH Education Foundation Executive Director Amy Daniels


10:30AM-CSUN Student: Kelly Nadeau


11:00AM– Nursing Programs: RN/BSN/PHN Bryana Waage


12:30PM – St John’s Univ. NYC Students: Josephine and Sophie Smolsky


1:00PM– Pace Univ. Student: Matthew Smolsky


1:30PM– Duquesne Univ., Pittsburgh Student: Daniel Smolsky


2:00PM– Univ. of Alabama Student: Taryn Toledo


2:30PM– Duke Univ. and D1 Lacrosse Student: Anne Crabill


3:00PM– Texas Christian Univ. Student: Macy Thompson


3:30PM– SDSU Engineering Student: Kyle Butler





Tuesday 4/7 – session link: https://zoom.us/j/165282571?pwd=ZUhGZWVvVHc5NnVnMmN3RFdTalovUT09


10:00AM– Univ. of New Mexico and WUE Schools: Recruitment Specialist Gary Bednorz


11:00AM– Thrivent and College Financial Decisions: Melanie Meyer


12:00PM– Mid-Atlantic Schools; Rutgers, Penn State, and Univ. of Delaware: CEO of Educated Quest, Stuart Nachbar


1:00PM– Michigan State Univ. : Manager of Recruitment, Daniel Siedman


2:00PM– Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison: Student, Nicole Whitehead


2:30PM– NYU Clive Davis School of Music Student: Chloe Schwartz



Wednesday 4/8 – session link: https://zoom.us/j/693606447?pwd=VlNVejRFdXFkOTU1bHFZM0craE5jdz09


9:00AM– Syracuse Univ.: Assistant Director of Admissions, Janet Recchia-Shusca


10:00AM– College Costs and Soft Skills: MA/ CEP Professor at UCLA, Julia Varriale


11:00AM– BA and BFA at Otis School of Design and Univ. of Pacific: Former Head of Admissions, Ed Schoenberg


12:00PM- BS/MD Programs: Independent Consultant, John Catalano


1:00PM- Canadian Schools: Verve Smith, 20-year Independent Educational Consultant in Toronto, Ted Saldago


2:30PM- Univ. of Washington Student: Madison Wolpert


3:00PM- STEM Admissions Process: CEO of Common Sense College Counseling and Former Admissions volunteer at Stanford Univ., Anne Holmdahl



Thursday 4/9 – session link: https://zoom.us/j/962533100?pwd=a01wekRjUitNdVZ1eGNjKzJHVWErdz09


10:00AM– University of Pittsburgh: Enrollment Services Manager, Kelsey O’Neill


11:00AM– Benefits and Types of Gap Year Programs based in New Jersey: CEO at Center for Interim Programs, Holly Bull


12:00PM– Georgia Institute of Technology: Regional Director of Admissions, Ashley Brookshire


1:00PM– USC Student: Monica Hamilton


1:30PM– US Air Force Academy Student: Rijker Hutson


2:00PM- Cal Poly, SLO Engineering Student: Brett Butler


2:30PM- College of the Canyons Admissions Representative



Friday 4/10 – session link: https://zoom.us/j/104306229?pwd=SWVDdVJYUmZFMXhGdHpwb3JCQVlZUT09


11:00AM- Arizona State Univ. ; Greater Los Angeles Admissions Rep, Claire Joy


12:00PM– Belmont University Student: Haley Moore


12:30PM-Univ. of Utah Student: Elizabeth Groscost


1:00PM– UC Berkeley Student: Alexandra Groscost


1:30PM-UCLA Students: John and Nelson Campbell


2:00PM– Pepperdine Univ. Student: Jessica Campbell


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