“Higher Education: Sorting Fact From Fiction”
WHEN: Wed., February 3, 2021. 8:00 – 9:30 am
MEETING LOCATION: Online Zoom meetingRegister in advance for this meeting:
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Topic: Higher Education: Sorting Fact From Fiction
Speakers: Tom Leahy and Candice Suarez
Description: Join the River City Express Network on February 3rd at 8am for a free Zoom meeting! Tom Leahy and Candice Suarez of Optimum Ed will help us explore the current higher education landscape, the college admissions process and student financial aid. Even if you don’t have college age students, you’ll want to join us to find out how the American Business Women’s Association Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund can provide scholarships for your grandchildren, neighbors, friends – and can pay for your own professional development!
Speakers Bios: Tom Leahy is the Managing Partner of OptimumEd, an international higher education consulting firm. Over the past 23 years, he has assisted dozens of families and students. Tom is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association, the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants.
Candice Suarez is the Director of Student Counseling for OptimumEd. She received her education from Millersville University, earning both a Bachelors Degree in English Education and a Masters of Education Degree in School Counseling. She also earned a post-masters certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC).Candice has devoted her career to the helping professions, working for nine years as a School Counselor at the elementary and middle school levels.
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