Category: Best Practices in International Enrollment Management

Innovative Funding for U.S. Study: Loans, Crowdfunding and Social Media

Wednesday, May 31
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
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Connecting admissible students with viable funding has been a challenge for students and schools alike. Interesting models are evolving outside of traditional family or sponsor funding.

Chris Peltier

Associate Director of International Recruitment
Utah State University
Logan, UT

Chris Peltier has dedicated his career to connecting students with their best educational options around the world. He has served as NAFSA's Recruitment, Admissions, and Preparation representative and on the Training Coordination Subcommittee. he regularly presents on recruitment and mobility of students, especially how to assist them in US study.

Pat Nicholson

SelfScore Inc.
Palo Alto, CA

Pat is a seasoned marketer, investor, and advisor, whose career spans 20+ years in technology. In 1995, he joined a struggling computer company called Apple. And, over the course, of 16 years he participated in and learned from the single greatest turn-around story in the history of business. At Apple, Pat held senior marketing roles in Apple’s software, education, and e-commerce businesses. Over the past five years, Pat has led marketing at early and mid-stage startups including Kno (acquired by Intel) and Zepp. Throughout his career, he has been focused on the needs of educators and students and providing them the resources and tools they need. Pat holds a master’s degree from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas as Austin.