For release: October 7, 2009
For press information, contact Joe Luckey, 901/678-2714
A three-day conference Oct. 18-20 that is sure to benefit U of M academic advisers,
administrators and faculty will feature a national expert on NCAA academic reform
and includes a special $30 registration fee (lunch inclusive) for the main day of
the event, Oct. 19. The U of M's Office of Athletic Academic Services is co-hosting
the National Association of Academic Advisers for Athletes (N4A) Region 2 Conference
at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center. The University of Mississippi is co-host.
Pete Boone, athletic director at Ole Miss and an NCAA committee member on academic
performance, will discuss academic reform Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. The morning session includes
a talk at 9:45 a.m. on academic risk assessment by Callie Hubbell, C-USA director
of Compliance and Student Athlete Services. Afternoon sessions include workshops on
a variety of subjects.
The Oct. 19 session that runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is designed for two-year
and four-year college administrators, Memphis City/Shelby County School guidance counselors
and athletic administrators as well as U of M administrators, professors and graduate
students. The fee for anyone wishing to attend all three days is $75. A complete listing
of speakers and activities, and a link to registration information can be found at:
ncsu.edu/project/n4a/regions/region2/. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.