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Fall Conference 2021
November 1-3, 2021

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina

Our fall 2021 conference has been cancelled, but stay tuned for upcoming events and membership updates.

50th Association Anniversary & Fall Conference 2019
November 4 - 6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

Thank you for joining us this year at 2019 Fall Conference!  Stay tuned for additional 50th Anniversary events over the next year.

Keynote Speaker: Kai Jackson, Fox45News Anchor

Conference Agenda

Monday, November 4, 2019

 8:00 - 11:00 AM
 Exhibits Set-Up Time
 Business Partners
 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Conference Check-In Opens
 12:00 - 5:00 PM Business Partners Exhibits Open  
 2:00 -  2:30 PM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
 Dr. Tisa Silver Canady
 2:45 -  4:45 PM General Session: Inclusive Leadership  Kia Silver Hodge
 6:45 - 9:30 PM
President's Reception: Inner Harbor Skyline


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

 6:30 - 8:30 AM
 Breakfast (Hotel Guests Only)
 8:00 AM
 Business Partners' Exhibits Open
 8:00 AM - 10:20 AM
 Legislative Update
 Christopher Pollard
   EASFAA Update
 Shawn Morrissey
   Inspector General Update
 General Geoffrey Wood

 10:30 - 11:20 AM
 Break Out Session I
   Front Office Customer Service  Kevin Towns
   Verification Session for Newbies & Veterans  Selina Healey
   Trends in Higher Education  Katrina Delgrosso
   Mental Health & Wellness in the FA Office
 Philip Hawkins


 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM               
 NASFAA Update
 Rachel Gentry
 12:15 - 2:00 PM
 Lunch & Association Business Meeting
 DE-DC-MD Membership
 2:15 - 3:15 PM
 Break Out Session II
   Campus-Based Financial Education in Maryland
 Tisa Silver Canady
    Difficult Conversations: Diversity in the Workplace  Danette Burgess
   Student Employment: Federal Work Study Changes & Trends
 Marjorie Arrington
   Verbal Judo - The Gentle Art of Persuasion
 Patty Peterson
 3:30 - 4:30 PM
 Break Out Session III  
  Majoring in Money  Jessica Schuler & Marie O'Malley
   Integrated Student Services: Community College Student Success
 Charles M. Scheetz
   Navigation through Tri-State's New Website
 Tisa Silver Canady & Keia Brown
  State Updates (Delaware & D.C.)
Juliet Murawski & Ken Howard
 6:00 - 10:00 PM
 Tri-State 50th Anniversary Association Celebration Dinner
   Keynote Speaker, Dancing, Special Acknowledgements
 Kai Jackson, Executive Board

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


 8:00 - 9:00 AM
 Breakfast (Hotel Guests Only)  
 8:30 - 9:30 AM
 Association Business Meeting(s)
 9:30 - 10 AM
 Break Out Sessions V
   Sector Meeting: Public & Private Institutions
   Sector Meeting: 2-Year Institutions  
   Sector Meeting: Business Partners
   Maryland State Updates
Donna Thomas

 Professional Development Shadowing Program  Keia Brown
 10:15 - 11:30 AM  Department of Education Federal Update  David A. Bartlett
  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Closing & Departure Message   Dr. Tisa Silver Canady

Hotel Reservations

    50th Anniversary Fall Conference 2019

    Tri-State's Annual Conference is a must-attend for professionals working in the financial aid, scholarships, loans and/or higher education fields. It is appropriate for staff of all types of higher education institutions and those who support them, including:

    • 4-yr, 2-yr, Public or Private Colleges and Universities
    • High School Counselors or Administrators
    • Financial Aid and Student Support departments
    • For- profit companies who support and/or collaborate with financial aid administrators
    • Business Partners or Educational Assistance Lenders

    Participants can expect:

    • Keynote and general sessions with speakers including representatives from Department of Education and State Presidents
    • New member networking reception
    • Opportunities to connect with key business partners, lenders and higher education support systems

    Conference Schedule

    2018 Rocky Gap Resort & Casino

    2019 Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor 
    (50th Anniversary Conference)

    2020 Hyatt Regency Cambridge, MD (Postponed until 2021 - COVID 19)

    2021  Hyatt Regency Cambridge, MD

    2022 Hyatt Regency Dulles Airport

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