Welcome to the official site of SEAGAP, the southeast regional chapter of NAGAP, the National Association of Graduate Enrollment Management Professionals.
Our goal is to promote professional development, networking, knowledge sharing, and enrichment opportunities to professionals serving graduate students throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Membership is open to all graduate enrollment management professionals in these ten states who currently hold membership in NAGAP.
SEAGAP SPOTLIGHT: NARONDA WRIGHT
If you were to contact the Graduate Admissions Office at Georgia Southern University, one of the first people you might meet is Naronda Wright, this month's SEAGAP spotlight. Not only has she called GSU home since 2007, she recently received her master's degree in Higher Education from there as well.
She has been professionally involved at several levels. She is currently SEAGAP's State Coordinator for Georgia, and has served on the NAGAP national conference planning committee for the past two years.
Originally from South Carolina, Naronda had a full career before entering the GEM profession. She was in the U.S. Army for seven years and held positions at Infinity School of Newberry County and Union Mission before finding her way to Georgia Southern.
When she isn't at work, Naronda enjoys time with her husband, Keith and their son, Kameron. She enjoys time with her friends, involvement in her church, everything sports and especially watching UF football (but don't tell the folks at the office!).
FALL DRIVE-IN WORKSHOP IN TENNESSEE
SEAGAP is pleased to invite you to the Fall Drive-In Workshop in Tennessee! Save the date of October 30 on your calendar to attend this exciting one-day ‘drive-in’ workshop which will be hosted in the heart of Nashville at Lipscomb University.
We have an exciting agenda to keep you up-to-date on trends in graduate student enrollment management.
We’ll start the program at 10 AM in order to give you time to ‘drive-in’, and end at 2:30 – in order to give you time to ‘drive-out’!
Program will include:
10-11:30: Inbound Marketing, speaker Tony Fraga with DirectDevelopment
11:30-12:30: Networking Luncheon
12:30-1:45: Current Trends in Enrollment Management, speaker Janice Miller from Ruffalo Noel Levitz
1:45-2:15: Members share Social Media Best Practices for Student Retention & Engagement
2:15-2:30: Wrap-up and DOOR PRIZES
So mark your calendar NOW!
SEAGAP MEMBERS ARE INVOLVED!
This year, SEAGAP members are very well represented in NAGAP. The following people from our region hold positions on the Governing Board or on Committees. Feel free to contact any of them to learn more about getting involved at the national level.
Jeremiah Nelson, Treasurer
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Renanda Dear, 2016 Annual Conference Chair
Georgia State University
NATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Gregg Henderschiedt, Co-Chair 2017 Annnual Conference
Naronda Wright, Community/Special Projects Chair 2017 Annual Conference, Georgia Southern University
Lindsay Gentile, Member
North Carolina State University
Dave Fletcher, Member
Amelia Pavlik, Member
Georgia Institute of Technology
RESEARCH & GLOBAL ISSUES COMMITTEE
Lian Lynch, Member
North Carolina State University
Lisa Thompson, Member
SEAGAP Summer Webinar Held May 27th, 2015
On Wednesday, May 27 SEAGAP held a summer webinar designed to provideinformation for the fall recruiting season. Stephanie Austin-Campbellfrom Piedmont University shared her system for Reaching & Following up withProspects. This homemade tracking system is used by the office to keepeveryone up-to-date on recruiting efforts and conversion tracking to applicants.
DonBarnes, from UNC Wilmington, presented his research on Customer Delight andprovided insights into how graduate admissions can focus on creating anexperience and delight for prospective students versus the skill of providingneeded information. This information provides a unique perspective thatcan be factored into marketing plans for the next season. See below for a copy of the presentation.
SEAGAP at the 2015 NAGAP Conference in New Orleans
With the conference right in our backyard, SEAGAP was well represented at the 2015 NAGAP conference in New Orleans. SEAGAP members were involved at every level this year. There were three members who served on the Conference Planning Committee and thirteen people from our region presented at individual breakout sessions. In addition, there was strong representative among the many volunteers who assisted every day from conference registration to moderating and recording sessions. A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the conference a success, and we look forward to even more participation when NAGAP comes back to our region for the 2016 conference in Nashville!
With nearly 30 in attendance, SEAGAP held its annual meeting on the first day of the conference. It was a great way to network with other members and to exchange ideas. The meeting minutes (including some great tips and web links) is attached below.
Mississippi State Coordinator Needed
Any members from the Magnolia State want to get involved in SEAGAP? We are looking for a State Coordinator for Mississippi! The State Coordinator position is a great way to meet members from throughout the state by bringing them together for state-level networking and professional development. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time and you don’t have to have been involved in SEAGAP or NAGAP before. Whether you are seasoned GEM professional or a newbie, consider this opportunity. Once we fill this position, we will have coverage from the Carolinas to Louisiana! For more information, contact SEAGAP President, Lindsay Gentile at firstname.lastname@example.org