2016 Annual Conference

Friday, June 3

Columbus State Community College

"Calling All Transfer Heroes"

Conference Program

Schedule of Events: 

Update: Ohio Articulation and Transfer Network

Hideo Tscuchida, Jared Shank, and Jamilah Jones

Breakout Session I

Reach One, Teach One: Meaningful Ways to Guide Transfer Students to UC and the McMicken College of Arts & Science

LaDreka Karikari, University of Cincinnati -- McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Keundria Hardy, University of Cincinnati

Win-Win with Reverse Transfer

Mary Whitt, Columbus State Community College

The Transfer Year Experience

Breana Losey, Miami University-Hamilton

Breakout Session II

Effective Partnerships

Karen Dickerson, Cuyahoga Community College

Becky Barnes, Cuyahoga Community College

Abby Dohanos, Cuyahoga Community College

Joe Vainner, Cleveland State University

Janna Whitaker, Baldwin Wallace University

Let's Flip Transfer Orientation

Barb Miller, Kent State University

College Credit Plus

Jackie Stewart, Columbus State Community College

Michelle Brown, The Ohio State University

Breakout Session III

Roundtable Discussion: Experiences with Straighterline

Barb Miller, Kent State University (accepts, but not formal partner)

Kim Avery, Youngstown State University (does not accept and not a partner)

Financial Aid

Jill Lallier, Ohio University

Keynote Speaker

John Davis -- Author, Speaker, Coach, Action Hero

John Davis is an internationally known Speaker, Comedian, Author and Action Hero. As an

international entertainer, John has traveled extensively throughout the world speaking to

audiences of all ages and backgrounds in 28 countries and over four thousand live

performances. John encourages his audiences to set and reach their highest potentials and is

often invited back as a peak performance coach.

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, John has dedicated a great amount of time

bringing entertainment to the soldiers overseas. On six USO tours, John has performed more

than one hundred shows and has taken his comedy to even the most remote bases in both

Iraq and Afghanistan. He also attended the University of Delaware studying

Architecture. John served as the Entertainment Director of four regional theme parks across

the nation, where he developed a reputation for reversing negative trends. With John at the

helm of both entertainment and marketing, the parks witnessed growths of up to 60% in a

single year's time. Most recently he worked in partnership with Young Audiences of North

East Ohio developing programs for schools on the subjects of Achievement, Bullying, and


John is also highly respected fight director and is a recognized instructor with the International

Order of the Sword and Pen, an organization that brings together instructors from around

the globe who are renowned in both stage and film.

John is the owner of Corporate Action Hero where he provides keynotes, workshops, and

coaching, for individuals and organizations. John is the proud father of his son Kynan and husband

of his beautiful and talented wife Kelly. John has been featured on The Today Show and

The Discovery Channel as well a dozen regional broadcasts and radio shows. He has authored

the book “Signs Along The Path” and is about to release his new book, “Be an Action Hero

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