2017 Fall Student Conference

By Brandon K. Aldous, coordinator for the health and wellness initiative, SUNY Empire State College

September 15, 2017

The Office of Collegewide Student Affairs has been working tirelessly making sure that the fast approaching Fall Student Conference is everything that it can be! From renowned speakers, to highly interactive concurrent sessions, to a half day career fair, this conference will have it all! First we would like to highlight this year’s conference speakers; as well as share the most up-to-date draft schedule with you!

 Our first speaker will occur on Thursday at 5:15pm. Tammy Rehberg became a certified professional life coach in 2015 after completing an intensive 320-hour curriculum with iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching). She helps clients make conscious life choices and shift their energy to bring those choices to fruition.  Through her personal stories, Tammy shares her challenges, triumphs and life lessons regarding relationships, mindful living and work-life balance. Tammy joined the US Army Reserve in her senior year of high school; and after fulfilling an 8-year contract received an honorable discharge as an E-6 Staff Sergeant. While in the reserves, she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in special education from the College of Saint Rose and holds NYS permanent certification in each area.

 Our Keynote Speaker will occur on Friday at 12:30pm. Lois Barth (www.loisbarth.com) is a Human Development Expert, Motivational Humorist, Life Coach, and author of the book, “Courage to SPARKLE; The Audacious Girl’s Guide to Creating A Life that Lights You Up” (October. 2016, Motivational Press) which was a #1 Amazon New Releases for Self-Help/Emotions.  Besides being obsessed with bling-bling, Lois uses the metaphor of Courage to SPARKLE, to inspire, motivate and helps groups and individuals shine brightly in the world, radiate their brilliance and celebrate the multifaceted gems that they are. She combines 25+ years of experience as a speaker, coach, comedienne, professional storyteller and health care practitioner and integrates humor, storytelling, metaphor, and exercises rooted in brain science to enable groups and individuals to live their truth, own their value, and create a life that is fulfilling. The creator of Smart Sexy TV, Lois has been the makeover life coach for SELF Magazine; Fitness Magazine and Fit Blog (Sears) as well as the “Stress Less--Thrive More” Lady for C.T. Style TV (ABC Affiliate). Lois has been quoted and published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, SELF Magazine, Fast Company, Elle.com, NAFE, and Weight Watchers magazine to name a few and is a contributing blogger for Daily News/Daily Views. Her speaking clients include L’Oréal, Girl Scouts, Capital One, Society of Women Engineers, and the Navy amongst many others. Lastly, she is a proud alumna (2012) and poster girl for Empire State College and is a passionate advocate that “It’s Never Too Late to Get a Great Education."

The Office of Collegewide Student Affairs is very excited to share these speakers with you. We feel that you will find so much value in the very different stories that they both have to share!

Lastly, we encourage you to take a look at the most up to date Program and Schedule. You will see here just how many great things we have planned for the conference! 

We hope to see you at the conference in November! For more information, please visit the website at www.esc.edu/fall-student-conference/ or contact Brandon Aldous in the Office of Collegewide Student Affairs at Brandon.aldous@esc.edu.

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