Lauren Lewis, Senior Associate Director of Enrollment and Director of Inclusion and Diversity at Foxcroft School
Lauren Lewis
Senior Associate Director of Enrollment and Director of Inclusion and Diversity
Foxcroft School
Matt Lai, Upper School Director at The Bush School
Matt Lai
Upper School Director
The Bush School
Marilyn Flores, Senior Associate Director of Admission Operations at
Worcester Academy
Marilyn Flores
Senior Associate Director of Admission Operations
Worcester Academy
Meg Shannon, Assistant Director of Admission at Boston University Academy
Meg Shannon
Assistant Director of Admission
Boston University Academy
Ray Cross, Director of Enrollment Management, St. Andrew's School
Ray Cross
Director of Enrollment Management
St. Andrew's School

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Women in Admission Affinity Group (WAAG)

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3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

Women in Admission Affinity Group (WAAG)

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January
 
25
We will tackle what it means to seek longevity in the admissions field today and where we find our inspiration. Join us for the first time or as a past attendee. All are welcome. Discussion led by Michelle Ulland, Director of Admission and Enrollment, Minnehaha Academy (MN)

International Recruitment Fairs

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International Recruitment Fairs

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Announcing EMA's international recruitment fairs in March & April Mexico, Brazil, China and Vietnam. Learn more about the fair, families attending the fairs, and important information at the forum. Registration links for the fairs will be sent out in February.

Admission Professionals of Color (APoC) Affinity Space

Feb
 
9
 
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5:30pm - 6:30pm ET

Admission Professionals of Color (APoC) Affinity Space

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Hosted by EMA’s Admission Professionals of Color Committee (APoC), this space has been created for Admission Professionals of Color. Join us if you can speak from the I perspective.

A Video, A Book & an Event: Three Yield Must-Haves for 2022

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A Video, A Book & an Event: Three Yield Must-Haves for 2022

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15
You've read all your files and you're about to mail (or email) your admission decisions! Congratulations! How do you make sure you yield the most families possible? This free webinar will outline three strategies every school can use whether you've been planning for months or you're just getting started now.

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Cheshire Academy (CT)

EMA’s Heads Institute was one of the most gratifying professional development experiences I have had in my career.  My sincere thanks to all who collaborated to make the conference such a meaningful experience.

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