The 2015 Naviance Summer Institute wrapped up yesterday, with another round of sessions led by clients, partners, colleges, and Hobsons staff, plus an informative College Roundtable discussion with a panel of college admissions administrators, and our closing lunch and NSI Awards presentation that ended the event on a high note. Here's a quick recap of the final day of NSI 2015.

Hot Topics in College Admissions: A Roundtable Discussion

Our panel of college admissions administrators discussed college admissions,

college readiness, and other hot topics related to higher education trends and practices. Participating institutions included Gustavus Adolphus College, Nova Southeastern University, Rowan University, University of San Francisco, and Wartburg College.

Naviance Summer Institute Awards & Closing Ceremony

The Naviance Summer Institute Awards recognize leaders in the field of education who are using Naviance in schools, districts, and organizations to help students prepare for college and career. This year’s winners were nominated by their peers and feted during NSI. Stephen Smith, President of Advising and Admissions at Hobsons and co-founder of Naviance, announced the award winners during the closing ceremony.

The 2015 Naviance Award Winners:

  • Excellence in Leadership (School) Award: Anjela Schwab, Horizon High School, Adams 12 Five Star Schools (Denver, CO)
  • Excellence in Leadership (District) Award: Amy Neloms, Charleston County School District (Charleston, SC)
  • Naviance Innovative Program of the Year: Cincinnati Public Schools: My Tomorrow (Cincinnati, OH)

To learn more about our award winners, read our press release.

For photos from day three, visit our Facebook page. And, revisit day one here and day two here.

We want to thank all of our participants, partners, sponsors, and staff for joining us for the 2015 Naviance Summer Institute and making it such a special time for sharing, learning, bonding, and rejuvenating! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Mark your calendars as plans are underway for the 2016 conference, which will be held July 19–22 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn about early bird discounts, speaker and session details, and other special promotions.


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