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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

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.
01/08/2014 Administrative Assistant Position Available
Employment opportunity with Scannell & Kurz, a RuffaloCODY company.
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.
10/17/2011 Follow S&K on LinkedIn
If you're on LinkedIn, it's time you connected with the S&K Team!
09/30/2011 Net Revenue and Financial Aid Implications of Going Global
The September issue of University Business features an article from Kathy Kurz on globalizing the undergraduate experience while understanding the impact it may have on an institution's net revenue.
07/27/2011 Financial Literacy in the New Regulatory "Normal"
The July/August 2011 issue of University Business features an article from Mary Piccioli in which she describes several student financial literacy programs implemented by schools and the challenges they face under the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008.
07/26/2011 Scannell & Kurz Welcomes Bill Berg
Bill Berg joined the S&K Team on August 1 as the firm’s newest Enrollment Management Consultant.
05/01/2011 The Role of Financial Aid and Retention
The May 2011 issue of University Business features an article from enrollment management consultant Jim Scannell. The Role of Financial Aid and Retention examines the role of financial aid in retention, using data to inform strategy, and shares insights from other higher education professionals.
EVENTS

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.
11/08/2011 2011 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education
S&K's Kathy Kurz was a presenter along with Frank Mussano (York College of Pennsylvania) and Janice Supplee (Cedarville University) at the 2011 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education in November.
10/26/2011 Jennifer Wick attended the 2011 PASFAA Annual Conference in Pittsburgh
Jennifer staffed the S&K booth at the most recent PASFAA conference.
09/25/2011 Mary Piccioli was an iThinker at the 2011 TargetX's iThink Live!
Mary Piccioli joined in with other higher ed professionals at TargetX's 2011 iThink Live! on September 23 at the NACAC National Conference.
07/11/2011 Financial Aid in the New Normal
Enrollment management consultant Mary Piccioli and S&K associate Samantha Veeder were presenters at the 2011 NACUBO Annual Meeting held in Tampa, Florida.
06/22/2011 Keeping it Real – The Role of Work Experiences in Undergraduate Education
President Jim Scannell spoke at the 15th Annual NAC&U Summer Institute held at North Central College in Naperville (IL).
06/16/2011 By the Numbers - Enrollment Management Analysis That Works
On Wednesday, June 15, Kathy Kurz, Vice President of Scannell & Kurz, and Mary Grondahl, Vice President of Enrollment Management at The College of Saint Rose presented the webinar: By the Numbers: Enrollment Management Analysis That Works.