Transfer Admissions & Advising Committee

Bridging the knowledge gap between two and four year schools

Conference Presenter — Nora Manz

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With our Inaugural Transfer Conference fast approaching (March 19, 2014—Mark your calendar!), I thought it would be good to take some time to get to know some of our presenters. Since we are finalizing our schedule and presenters, I want to start with one of our very own members. Not only is she an active member, but she is also the founder of TAAC.

Nora Manz may be small, standing in at a whopping 5 feet, but she certainly is mighty! Educationally, Nora has an M.A. in Counseling and an Ed.M. in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, and B.A. in Psychology from Alfred University. Professionally, she is the Associate Director of Transfer and Articulation at Delaware County Community College, where she has been for 7 years. Her main day-to-day tasks include creating and updating articulation agreements with four year institutions and providing training for transfer advisors. In addition she is responsible for coordinating and implementing transfer fairs, transfer workshops, and Transfer Information Week.  In her role at the College, she also works with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania State University System of Higher Education on Pennsylvania’s Statewide Transfer and Articulation System.  Nora has also played a key role in the creation and implementation of TransferCheck.  She serves on the College’s Library Advisory Committee and Curriculum Review Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for SSI at West Chester University.

Over the last 12 years, Nora has worked in various roles in higher education including Admissions, Counseling, Advising, and Student Activities, and has been a member of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association.  She is currently a member of the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association, the chair of the Eastern Pennsylvania Transfer Advisory Counsel and a founding member of the Transfer Advising and Admissions Committee.  Nora has presented at local and national conferences on transfer advising and transfer student adjustment.

Both her educational and professional histories certainly throw strong punches.  With all those credentials under her belt and her energizer bunny-like lifestyle, we are excited that Nora will be speaking at the TAAC Conference. She will be presenting on TransferCheck, which is a virtual transfer advisor. This allows enrolled students to check their academic progress against degree requirements at a participating four year institution. The functionality of TransferCheck will be reviewed; how it supports the College’s strategic plans of degree completion and retention, and how it has assisted students and transfer counselors.

If you are interested in learning more about TransferCheck or are interested in our conference, please register here!


One thought on “Conference Presenter — Nora Manz

  1. TAAC is an excellent illustration of Nora’s vision, drive, passion and commitment. Without her leadership, TAAC would not be where it is today – planning an EXCITING conference! For those of you who are lucky enough to have already crossed paths with Nora, you can attest that – on a daily basis – she affects change in the best interest of transfer students and is deeply committed to transfer student success. For those who have not yet met Nora, I know that you will be impressed when you do – either at the upcoming TAAC conference or in her extremely promising future as an educator and transfer student champion. The DCCC and Widener relationship has strengthened and flourished during Nora’s tenure – and I know that the same can be said for her relationship with many other four year institutions. Thank you, Nora, for all that you do!

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