They are all from Toronto area, are all participating in US College Expo 2020 School Tours virtual event on October 22, 2020, AND will be inspiring students across Canada with their message!
Prepared to be inspired, connected and full of rich and helpful content to find your future!
The US College Expo School Tours events have engaged students across Canada.
As we go into week two of the virtual school tour events, check out what’s on the schedule and line up!
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Former NHL Player, CEO of CoachThem
Owner of Defence First Hockey SchoolRetired NHL Player turned Techie. During career he played with Canadiens, Blues, Canucks, Kings, Thrashers, Panthers for 633 games in the NHL. Graduated from Michigan State University with a Telecommunication degree with a minor in Virtual Reality, Software Development and Web Design. Has a hockey school in Toronto that teaches the thinking part of the game called Defence First Hockey. CEO of CoachThem an online coaches dream!
Educator, Founder & President
Prepskills & US College ExpoJoanna Severino is the Founder & President of PREPSKILLS and the US College Expo. Joanna has been an educator for over 25 years, helping students to excel in achieving important milestones in education. For many Canadian families, applying to private schools and US colleges can be daunting. PREPSKILLS helps navigate this process by giving families the tools, resources and connections to maximize opportunities. Joanna created the US College Expo in Canada and PrepConnect events to help families explore their educational pathways. Education is really about resourcefulness. As a certified teacher and passionate mom-preneur (mother of 3 boys ages 15, 12, 9), Joanna is always looking for ways to ensure that students connect with these opportunities and get the valuable information they need to make informed decisions about education.
Jann (Jeannette) Lacoss
Associate Director of Admissions
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Jann is an educator at heart. She started her professional career teaching Russian language, literature, and folklore at university level and leapt into college admissions. She is the first in her family to earn a college degree, and with her alphabet soup of degrees (A.A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.), there’s enough to go around. She is passionate about college access for first-generation and underrepresented students. Her field of study is folklore, and she is always open to hearing jokes, legends, and other lore. Her research deals with the nasty stories and jokes that teens and pre-teens tell, as well as memes. She is the mother of a college first-year student and can crochet just about anything.
Former professional Canadian football defensive back
Black was born and raised in Toronto and spent his entire 10-year career with the Toronto Argonauts after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 CFL Draft. The defensive back reached the pinnacle of the sport twice during his career, winning The Historical 100th Grey Cups in 2012 and 105th Grey Cup in 2017.
Blacks commitment to community was recognized in 2016, when he received the CFL’s Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award, which recognizes a Canadian CFL player who demonstrates the attributes of Canada’s veterans: strength, perseverance, courage, comradeship, and contribution to Canadian communities.
The Saginaw Valley State University product announced his retirement from the CFL in April 2018 after appearing in 127 games and now serves as the teams’ Player Relations Advisor.
Director of Regional Recruiting & Team Solutions, NCSA
Scott graduated from the University of Cincinnati. He has been involved as a High School Coach for over 25 years. In that time period he has coached, Baseball, Wrestling, Track & Field as well as Football. Scott was the Head Football Coach for 10 Years and was voted Coach of the Year 3 of those years, Qualifying for the State Playoffs two years (4th and 5th time in school history). Coaching High School Sports has always been a passion of Scott. He love the challenge that high school level of competition presents. The progression of a young athlete as they grow physically and mentally into a competitor as well as a teammate and mentor is admirable and to be a part of the process of shaping a student athletes life is very rewarding.
Youth Motivational Speaker
High Performing Student & PickWaste
At 20 years old, entrepreneur, youth coach, and keynote speaker Sam Demma doesn’t let his age define his drive or credibility. His goal is to provide people of all ages with the tools and strategies they need to become the change-makers in their schools, businesses, communities, and in the lives of those around them. And it all started with…garbage. At the age of 17 he co-founded PickWaste, a grassroots initiative that brings people together to pick up trash in their communities. That experience confirmed to him how small actions can have a big impact, and he lives that message in all he does.
In a few short years his inspiring and entertaining presentations have reached thousands of students across Canada and his High Performing Student program has made a difference for young people in 6 countries around the world. He’s delivered two Tedx talks, he is the youngest Professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, and there’s no limit to where small actions will take this big thinker.
Roberta is an extraordinary young lady filled with hope, courage and inspiration. Although only 11 years old, she is an old joyful soul who captured the hearts and votes of Americans, not only with her extraordinary voice, but also with her passion and character! We are very proud of Roberta’s AGT finalist accomplishments and success.
Roberta’s advice to young people is simple and direct:
“Always follow your dreams and never stop believing in yourself. I believe every child — every person — has the potential to do whatever they put their mind to.”
ONE-TO-ONE LIVE ENGAGEMENT with U.S. Colleges, Experts and Special Guests – LOTS OF FUN!
LIVE REAL-TIME ENGAGEMENT AT VIRTUAL BOOTHS ~ Visit with U.S. College representatives, experts and guests!
Ask questions, explore options and find the right U.S. College fit!
Connect with US college representatives and understand all aspects of the US college admissions process, including:
- Admissions timelines and eligibility requirements for International Students
- Explore NJCAA and NAIA student athlete opportunities
- Understand NCAA academic eligibility requirements
- Early Action/Decision vs. Regular Decision
- The Common Application
- Financial Aid & Merit-Based Scholarships
- Prepare for your SAT/ACT/SAT Subject admission tests
- Become familiar with the US College admissions and recruiting process
- Connect with Admissions representatives
Students and Parents will be able to connect with and learn more about our participating g US Colleges and Universities which include:
California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, Dartmouth College, MCPHS University, Caribbean Medical University, Oakland University, Rice University, Wayne State University, Arizona State University, Bryn Mawr College, Claremont McKenna College, Coastal Carolina University, Edmonds College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Lawrence University, Nova Southeastern University, Pace University, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Martin’s University, Temple University, The College of Saint Rose, The University of Rhode Island, University of Cincinnati, University of Findlay, Wabash College, University of Notre Dame, Siena Heights University, Colorado Mesa University, Husson University, Niagara University, University of California Irvine, Northwestern University, Full Sail University, Long Island University, NACE, UCI Esports, NCAA, The Common Application, AND MORE!!!
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