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Our expert enrollment management consultants are frequently invited to speak at national conferences or annual meetings. Listed below are upcoming events where they will be presenting. We have also provided a list of recent articles that have been published, as well as other important Scannell & Kurz news announcements.


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NEWS

11/24/2014 The Goldilocks Principle: Ensuring your capacity to meet demand is just right.
The December issue of University Business features an article from enrollment management consultant Bill Berg on "right-sizing" in higher education.
10/02/2014 Mary Piccioli's UB Article Spotlighted in NASFAA's "Financial Aid in the News"
NASFAA included an excerpt from Mary Piccioli's University Business article, Does College Sticker Price Still Matter?
09/25/2014 Does college sticker price still matter? Some schools have lowered their cost to attend, sometimes with mixed results.
University Business features an article from enrollment management consultant Mary Piccioli on how sticker price still matters to prospective students and families regardless of net price calculators, merit scholarships and tuition discounts.
09/03/2014 NACUBO Business Officer Magazine Article, Tuition Upsets
Kathy Kurz was quoted in Margo Vanover Porter's article, Tuition Upsets.
08/21/2014 RuffaloCODY Announces Merger with Noel-Levitz
Institutions partnering with Scannell & Kurz can expect our philosophy and approach to remain the same: guided by data and driven by service.
07/28/2014 New Admissions Metrics for Today’s Climate: Predicting the Increasingly Unpredictable
University Business features an article from enrollment management consultant Aaron Mahl on how it was not that long ago when the traditional funnel was somewhat predictable. However in today's enrollment environment, life in the admissions office is far less predictable.
05/23/2014 Modeling Change and Variation in U.S. News & World Report College Rankings: What would it really take to be in the Top 20?
Shari Gnolek is one of three authors of the article Modeling Change and Variation in U.S. News & World Report College Rankings: What would it really take to be in the Top 20?
04/04/2014 NY Times Article on Appealing Financial Aid Packages
Jim Scannell was quoted in Ron Lieber's article, For Many Families, College Financial Aid Packages Are Worth an Appeal.
02/07/2014 10 Ways Students Search Colleges Today - and How To Adapt
The February issue of University Business features an article from Jacqueline Gregory, director of enrollment management marketing for RuffaloCODY, on understanding how students choose a school and how to adapt recruitment strategies.
05/07/2013 Wall Street Journal Story on Financial Aid
Jim Scannell was quoted in Ruth Simon's article, Colleges Cut Prices by Providing More Financial Aid.
04/01/2013 Gear Up Now for Financial Aid Appeals
The April issue of University Business features an article from Bill Berg listing three questions that should be considered by institutions when preparing for “appeal season.”
02/01/2013 Communicating about Financial Aid
The February issue of University Business features an article from Kathy Kurz listing seven steps to create a better process and output.
11/28/2012 Transparency Run Amok
The December issue of University Business features an article from Jennifer Wick on the potential risks caused by some third-party, college comparison websites.
11/01/2012 Scannell & Kurz Joins RuffaloCODY!
We're becoming a company within the RuffaloCODY organization.
07/30/2012 Predictive Modeling: A Tool, Not the Answer
The July/August issue of University Business features an article from Bill Berg on using predictive modeling as one tool to meet institutional enrollment goals.
07/23/2012 The Chronicle of Higher Education's Head Count: Learning to Love Data
Alvernia University's Director of Student Financial Planning shares how working with Scannell & Kurz helped her to appreciate using data in her decision-making.
04/24/2012 Characteristics of a Top Notch Financial Aid Director
The April issue of University Business features an article from Jen Wick on what it takes to be a "top notch" financial aid director.
04/09/2012 Kathy Kurz Quoted in Recent Inside Higher Ed Blog Post
Kevin Kiley discusses the NACUBO discount study in his April 5, 2012 post.
03/30/2012 Net Price Calculator, Six Months In
The March issue of University Business features an article from Mary Piccioli on the latest impact of the NPC on colleges and universities.
01/31/2012 Top 10 Resource Wasters
The January issue of University Business features an article from Kathy Kurz on how aid offices can reduce extra work for staff and students.
EVENTS

10/21/2014 Mary Piccioli & Steve Dwire (Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid, at The College of Saint Rose) presented at the EACUBO 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando in October 2014
Mary and Steve presented Strategically Targeting Financial Aid: What Role Should Statistical Modeling Play? on October 21, 2014.
09/24/2014 The Bottom Line on Student Retention: Data-Driven Approaches that Work
Presented by Mary Piccioli, Enrollment Management Consultant in September 2014.
09/22/2014 Kathy Kurz & Mike Frandsen (VP for Finance & Administration at Oberlin College) presented at the NACUBO Planning & Budgeting Forum in Denver on September 22
Kathy and Mike presented Data-driven Planning and Budgeting for Net Tuition Revenue.
09/18/2014 Mary Piccioli & Aaron Mahl attended the 2014 NACAC National Conference in Indianapolis
Mary and Aaron staffed the RuffaloCODY booth in the conference's Exhibitor's Hall.
07/23/2014 Aaron Mahl presented at the 29th Annual ACT Enrollment Planners Conference, July 23-25 in Chicago, IL
Presentation: New Metrics for Enrollment Management.
07/21/2014 Jim Scannell & Mary Piccioli presented at the Aligning Experts Summit, July 21-23 in Chicago, IL
S&K presented on strategic planning, retention, and rising seniors and their perceptions of financial aid.
10/14/2013 Jen Wick and Alvernia University's Christine Saadi presented at the 2013 PASFAA Conference in State College, PA
A copy of this joint presentation is available for download.
09/23/2013 Bill Berg was a panelist at the 69th NACAC National Conference in Toronto
A copy of this panel presentation is available for download.
07/16/2013 Kathy Kurz presented at the NASFAA National Conference in Las Vegas
This year's National Conference was held at the Aria Resort & Casino.
07/16/2013 Jen Wick presented at the 28th Annual ACT Enrollment Planners Conference
A copy of this presentation is available to download.
06/04/2013 Mary Piccioli and Jen Wick presented at the 2013 North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) Annual Conference
Copies of their presentations are now available for download.
01/11/2013 Bill Berg presented Cross-Campus Collaboration on Establishing the Value Proposition at the 2013 CCCU Chief Enrollment Officers Conference
A copy of this presentation is available to download.
11/30/2012 Jen Wick presented at the 2012 CCCU Financial Aid Administrators Conference
A copy of this presentation is available to download.
09/18/2012 Mary Piccioli & Sam Veeder attended the EACUBO 2012 Annual Meeting
Mary and Sam presented Financial Aid in the New Normal Is Anything But Normal in Boston on Oct. 15.
07/24/2012 Together We Stand, Without Data We Fall - NASFAA 2012
Christine Saadi, Director of Student Financial Planning at Alvernia University, and S&K's Jen Wick presented “Together We Stand, Without Data We Fall” at the 2012 NASFAA national conference in Chicago, IL.
03/01/2012 Join the S&K team in Boston this summer!
Save the date: Boston, July 30-August 1, 2012. Be there.
01/07/2012 Building a Fundraising Case for Financial Aid: The Data Can Lead the Way - 2012 CIC Presidents Institute
S&K's Kathy Kurz and President Marjorie Hass (Austin College) presented at the 2012 CIC Presidents Institute on Marco Island (FL), January 4-7.
01/06/2012 Repositioning Pricing in Private Higher Education: To Cut or Not to Cut, That is the Question - 2012 Chief Enrollment Officers Conference
S&K's Mary Piccioli was a presenter at the CCCU's 2012 Chief Enrollment Officers Conference held in Tucson, AZ, January 4-6.
12/15/2011 How the Financial Aid Office Can Contribute to Enrollment Management Goals
S&K's Mary Piccioli presented "How the Financial Aid Office Can Contribute to Enrollment Management Goals" at the NYSFAAA Region II lunch meeting on Dec. 15, 2011.
12/09/2011 How Admissions Staff Should Prepare for the Financial Aid Season
On Friday, December 9, Enrollment Management Consultant Mary Piccioli presented the free webinar: How Admissions Staff Should Prepare for the Financial Aid Season. She was joined by Kathy Kurz.
12/02/2011 Tough Times Call for Strategic (Financial Aid) Measures
S&K's Mary Piccioli was presenter at the CCCU's 2011 Financial Aid Administrators Conference held in Las Vegas, December 1-3.