ENERGIZED BY THE JOURNEY! Join ACAAP for our Spring 2017 Conference on March 15.

ENERGIZED BY THE JOURNEY! Join ACAAP for our Spring 2017 Conference on March 15.

The Spring 2018 ACAAP Conference

Energized by the Journey

Pursuing the Good, the True, and the Beautiful in Admissions, Advancement, and Communications

Thurs., March 15, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

College of the Holy Cross  |  Hogan Campus Center
Worcester, MA



Catholic schools have always provided a formative experience for the students entrusted to our care, helping them to pursue the good, the true, and the beautiful.
As Catholic school leaders, our focus is on these same ideals as we fulfill our mission and serve our schools. Come learn how our keynote speaker, Dr. Mario Enzeler, was energized on his journey from Swiss Guard to Christian Educator.
Then take advantage of our breakout sessions and workshops to re-energize your own efforts in serving your schools and students. 

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Mario Enzeler, From Swiss Guard to Christian Educator

 Dr. Mario Enzler has a rich and diverse academic and professional formation. After finishing his studies in Milan, he joined the Swiss Guard and served under St. John Paul II for three years in the double capacity of soldier and conductor of the Swiss Guard Band. Following his time of service at the Vatican, he joined UBS and worked in investment banking and corporate finance. While traveling around the world working in the banking industry, he received professional formation and obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) certifications. He then left the financial world for a full-time work in Catholic education first at the classical-curriculum academy him and his wife founded in NH after moving there to be near his newly-widowed mother-in-law and not finding any adequate educational options for his 5 children and currently at the Busch School of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America. When he is not in his office or with students in a classroom, he can be often found speaking at conferences or men's retreats where he shares about the role Saint John Paul II had in helping him become a better man, executive, and leader.

Conference Overview:

  • Keynote Presentation
  • 18 sessions and workshops offered by dynamic speakers
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Professional mentoring & networking opportunities
  • The 2018 ACAAP Recognition Awards


Content Management: How to Ensure Online Communications are Advancement-Driven

  • ALORA COPPOLA, Advancement Associate, Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, CT
  • HOLLY FINK, Advancement Associate, Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, CT

Efficient & Effective Strategic Planning for Any Department
  • PETER SHAUGHNESSY, President/Principal, Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, MA 

Engaging Millennial Alumni: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
  • AUSTIN RYAN, Gift Officer, Fairfield Preparatory School, Fairfield, CT 

Enhance Your Social Media and Email Marketing...for FREE!
  • EMMA RYDER, Communications Director, Matignon High School, Cambridge, MA 

How to Win Students and Influence Parents
  • KATE AUGER-CAMPBELL, Director of Outreach, The Enrollment Management Association 
Is Your Board Bored?
  • RICK BLAIN, CEO, Richard R Blain & Associates, LLC 

Onboarding New Students
  • EMILY NEUBERGER, Director of Admissions, Matignon High School, Cambridge, MA 

Photography Workshop: What Do Your Images Say about You?
  • JIM HEALEY, Owner, Photographer, Brand Architect, Peapod Design, New Canaan, CT 

Rolling Out The Red Carpet –School Visitation Program
  • KIM HODGES, Director of High School Admissions and Marketing, St. Bernard School, Uncasville, CT 

Social Media 2018:What to Do, What Not to Do
  • ROB DIMARTINO, Chief Evangelist Officer, Finalsite: School Website Software & Services 

The Magic of Websites: Marketing Your Mission Like a Wizard
  • CHUCK PUTNEY, Website Manager, Central Catholic High School, Lawrence, MA

Stimulate Your Solicitations
  • ERIC BUTLER, Director of Advancement, St John’s High School, Shrewsbury, MA 

Knowing Yourself Means Knowing Your Audience
  • SHAY SINNOTT, Communications Manager, Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton MA 

International Fundraising 101
  • DANIEL HARROP, Director of East Coast Operations, Gateway Education Services 


buzz session: Advancement and Development
ACAAP BOARD MEMBERS, Association for Catholic Admissions and Advancement Professionals

buzz session: Enrollment Management
ACAAP BOARD MEMBERS, Association for Catholic Admissions and AdvancementProfessionals

buzz session: Marketing and Communications
ACAAP BOARD MEMBERS, Association for Catholic Admissions and Advancement Professionals

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Conference Co-Chairs

Dan Chisholm

Director of Admissions, Catholic Memorial School
235 Baker St., West Roxbury, MA 02132

Jessica Morales

Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management, St. Joseph High School
2320 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611 
(203) 378-9378 x452, JMorales@sjcadets.org
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