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K-State Today

December 10, 2019

NACADA hosts 24-hour international virtual conference

Submitted by Patrice Scott

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising recently hosted its first 24-hour virtual international conference, and several scholars with the College of Education were selected as presenters.

The conference was titled "Building Community and Embracing Change: The Global Voices of Women in Academic Advising." Presentations began at 9 a.m. Sept. 10 and continued until 9 a.m. Sept. 11. It featured 24 presentations in total, and Charlie Nutt, NACADA executive director, delivered the closing remarks.

Nutt said the virtual conference was a recommendation from NACADA past president Karen Archambault and was coordinated by NACADA staff members Jennifer Joslin and Elisa Shaffer as well as a team of NACADA members led by Kimberly Smith of Virginia Tech.

Doris Wright Carroll, associate professor of special education, counseling and student affairs presented "Multicultural Advising is Global: Celebrating the Strengths of the Women in Advising." Elham Alshehri, Layla Al Saleh and Luluh Alhusani, graduate student scholars in the Khbrat program, presented "The Power of Eagerness in the Saudi Woman's Role in Enriching Education." Wendy Troxel, director of the NACADA Center for Research at K-State, presented "Composite Voices: Women and the Scholarship of Advising."

"This was a powerful conference and an honor to be among the presenters," Carroll said. "It was accessible to people around the world, and I engaged with advisors that I never would have met at a traditional conference."