Category: Conferences

Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance Annual Conference

I have been fortunate to be a member of the Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance since 2006. ODSA is the state organization for the TRiO programs in Oklahoma, and is comprised of some of the most influential and inspirational individuals in my life. This conference was one of the best I have ever attended…thanks to […]

April 8, 2013 Conferences Tags: ,

ORU Young Adult Burn Survivor Conference

There is nothing better than being inspired.  I attend conferences to hopefully inspire, motivate, or encourage others to achieve their goals and dream big dreams…but the participants at the ORU Young Adult Burn Survivor Conference completely inspired me. I have never met a group of young adults so courageous, so goal-driven, and so motivating. These students […]

SAEOPP Conference Recap

There is nothing sweeter than being in the coastal South while my home state is cold and stormy! I had a wonderful time at the SAEOPP Conference in Savannah, GA. I met many, many passionate and inspired TRiO professionals who welcomed me only the way a true Southerner can…with class. I presented two breakout sessions, […]

SAEOPP Conference

Paradigm Shift is at the SAEOPP Conference in beautiful Savannah, GA! I am exhibiting, presenting, and facilitating to all the fine TRiO personnel from AL, MS, FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, and KY. Day one consisted of travel, set-up, meeting SAEOPP’s members for the first time, and taking a stroll around historic Savannah…Georgia’s first city. […]

January 28, 2013 Conferences Tags: , ,


Experiential Adventure is in the beautiful Oklahoma City at the 40th Annual Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs Conference. We survived the crazy earthquake that hit OKC last night at about 11:30 p.m. My reaction was similar to Kirk Herbstreit’s (ESPN’s college football analyst) reaction. He was at the OSU-K State game and was on […]