NSSR17 Evaluations, Free Registration Winner

Stacie Grisham won the drawing for free registration to NSSR18

Stacie Grisham won the drawing for free registration to this Fall’s 14th annual Symposium

We request evaluations each year to help make the National Symposium on Student Retention a more productive experience and added a prize drawing last year. Attendees completed the evaluations electronically, using our NSSR Guidebook app and Qualtrics.

Last week we used an Excel random selection process to choose the winner from the 2017 Symposium evaluations.

Stacie Grisham won free registration for our 2018 Symposium in Salt Lake City. She is Director of the Center for Advisement at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. #NSSR18 will take place November 5-8. Stacie’s prize includes payment for the 3 days of concurrent sessions.


We got plenty of feedback and, as always, we listened.

People keep asking for more time, so we are adding another half day to the conference for a total of three full days of consecutive sessions.

Professional Development is the top reason our colleagues come to NSSR. From the Monday pre-conference workshops to the last sessions Thursday, attendees can earn up to 3.2 CEUs. They request the certificates during the evaluation process.

Networking is intrinsic to professional development. We do everything we can to create an environment conducive to communication between colleagues of all branches and levels of higher education.

Thank you for another transformative professional development and networking experience. NSSR is unmatched.

-Rory McElwee
Vice President for Enrollment & Student Success at Rowan University

It Pays to Ask

We get constructive criticism, which we appreciate, but we also get enough compliments to make us collectively blush. We know we aren’t supposed to brag, but 99% of our 2017 respondents would recommend NSSR to a colleague.

This was my first time attending the NSSR conference and I was very impressed. Great opportunities to learn and network with colleagues and the presentations were thought provoking and relevant to my work in student retention. I would highly recommend!

-Jennifer Plumlee
Director, Center for Academic Success and Engagement, Marian University

Our goal is for your investment in the Symposium to reap maximum returns in actionable information, quality and relevance. To that end, we continue to ask for and listen to your suggestions and we set high standards for all our presentations.

The variety of topics, institutions, and levels is outstanding and so helpful. I always take away such great ideas from this conference to implement in my area at my institution.

-Wendy Bolton McMillian
Associate Registrar, University of Alabama

See you in Salt Lake City!