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Marcy Ritzert Attends and Helps Organize
National Conference on Postsecondary Admissions

Muskingum University Associate Director of Admission Marcy Ritzert recently attended a national conference of college admission counseling professionals from around the world, held in Columbus. She also had a hand in organizing the event.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) hosted its 72nd National Conference in Columbus on September 22-24. NACAC is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

Ritzert had attended NACAC conferences in the past, but this was her first opportunity to become involved in the organization of the event. She served as a member of the association’s Local Advisory Committee, made up of admission professionals from across the state of Ohio, which began meeting in the spring of 2015.

“The purpose of this conference,” Ritzert explained, “is to help make admission professionals as competent and effective as possible in our efforts to guide prospective students through their choices in postsecondary education. I have attended many of these conferences over the years, but the chance to both help plan and attend this conference is really a highlight of my career.”

The three-day conference featured dozens of educational sessions and lectures, as well as an extensive exhibition hall. Ultimately, the event drew more than 6,500 attendees from around the world.

“Our focus at Muskingum University,” Ritzert said, “is to make the process of choosing a higher education experience as informative and stress-free as possible. Attending this conference allowed me to network with other admission professionals and gain knowledge to help us be the best that we can be.”