Prepare for Your College Admission With Our Help

The Expanding College Opportunity® Speaker Series provides a wonderful opportunity for families of all backgrounds to learn from seasoned and highly-experienced college admissions officers, financial aid representatives, college academic advisors, college professors, educational administrators, and college graduates about the path to college and beyond. The Expanding College Opportunity® Speaker Series features monthly presentations, AT NO COST TO FAMILIES, in an effort to provide critical information about preparing and planning for college, as well as to increase access to higher education in general. During the Expanding College Opportunity® Speaker Series, presenters address a range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • What colleges look for in an applicant?

  • How to finance a college education?

  • How students can best prepare for college?

  • Where and how to obtain scholarship money?

  • What can middle school and high school parents do to help their student succeed in college and ultimately to graduate from college?

When it comes to choosing a college that’s a good fit -- academically, socially, and financially -- the Expanding College Opportunity® Speaker Series plays an essential role in making your college choice. We invite you to join us. View the calendar of events below. REGISTER. And then, tell your friends and family about's Expanding College Opportunity® Speaker Series.


HOW TO FUND YOUR STUDENT’S COLLEGE EDUCATION: A presentation for middle school and high school families
Robert Coughlin, Director of Financial Aid, Wesleyan University
Amy C. Staffier, Director of Financial Aid, Simmons University

“The opportunity to go to college is one of our greatest treasures. The college experience opens your eyes and mind to new ideas and self-discovery.”

Stanley B. Lemons

Upcoming Events


Event #1

Presentation Title: Expanding College Opportunity: The Path from Middle School to College

Featured Speaker:

Name: Stanley B. Lemons                              

Date: October 5, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST




Event #2

Presentation Title: THINKING ABOUT ATTENDING A FAITH-BASED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY? Here's some food for thought

Featured Schools:

Name: Pepperdine University

Name: Catholic University of America

Name: Harding University

Date: October 19, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

2021 Calendar of Events

Would you like a speaker to talk with your students, association members, community members, or employees about the college admissions and financial aid process? Contact us today!