Details of LACE Summer 2019 Agenda:


We have finalized our proposal selections to offer you a worthwhile, informative, and fun experience with us this summer.

Wednesday, July 17th

Pre-Conference Networking Social, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Margaritaville, Biloxi, MS


Thursday, July 18th

Registration, 8:00 – 9:30am

Welcome, 9:30 – 10:00am

Opening Keynote, 10:00 – 11:30am

Networking Break, 11:30 – 11:45am

Lunch and Awards, 11:45am – 1:30pm

Concurrent Sessions, 1:45 – 2:45pm

Career Champions: Leveraging Your Campus Partners to Expand Your Scope, Courtney Frost, Louisiana State University

Looks Count: A Bet on Student Success through the JSU Tiger Career Closet, Lashanda Jordan, Jackson State University

Concurrent Sessions, 3:00 – 4:00pm

Security Industry Career Opportunities, Ron Martin, ASIS International

Creating a Community of Practice for Internships and Experiential Learning, Dr. Kristina Phillips and Wesley Dickens, The University of Mississippi

Business Meetings, 4:15 – 5:00pm

Evening Social, 6:30 – 8:00pm


Friday, July 19th

Breakfast, 8:00 – 9:00am

Concurrent Sessions, 9:15 – 10:15am

Doing More with Less: Extending Your Reach with Student Collaboration, Caitlin Dartez, Louisiana Tech University

Full Circle: Collaborating with Career Centers for Student Success, Ryan Rippy and Tekena Smith, Trustmark National Bank

Concurrent Sessions, 10:30 – 11:30am

The Effects Community Colleges Have on Economic Development in Mississippi, Dr. Robin Parker, Hinds Community College

Mentorship: How to Connect Students to Employers, Faculty and Staff, and Alumni Through a Formal Mentorship Program Driven by Career Services, Kristin Chandler and LaShawn Smith, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Checkout, 11:30am – 12:00pm

Lunch and Keynote, 12:00 – 1:30pm

Closing, 1:45 – 2:00pm

Site Visits, 2:30pm

*Please note that we will continue to update the agenda as we work to finalize keynote speakers, site visit locations, etc.







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