IACA, IASF: discussion on College Admission Process

8/23/2014 2:00 PM

IACA, IASF: discussion on College Admission Process

IACA and IASF (Indian American Scholarship Fund) will host a Panel Discussion

“Demystifying the College Admission Process, Tips from the Experts” We will discuss the role of standardized testing, college applications, and how to choose the right college and more.

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 

Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Festival of India, Gwinnett Civic Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097
ContactAnuj and Bindu Manocha, abmanocha@hotmail.com


Founded in 2001 by Jed Applerouth, Applerouth Tutoring Services began in Atlanta as a local tutoring group and a labor of love. They have grown into a flourishing national organization with more than 200 tutors and offices in Atlanta, DC, New York, Chicago, and Seattle. Students come from all over the world and span the gamut from those in pursuit of a perfect SAT score to those struggling to overcome severe learning differences. While they have expanded their reach, they have retained the down-to-earth attitude and innovative approach to education. Jed Applerouth graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business in 1998 and is currently completing his PhD at Georgia State University in Educational Psychology.


Tracy Gruenig is an educational consultant who works independently to help students make the most of their college planning.  Tracy’s  program guides students through the process of self assessment, exploration of college choices, essay preparation, completion of the application  and selection of  which school to attend. Tracy received her BA in Public Affairs from Indiana University where she served as a student admissions officer.  She then attended Kansas State University where she received her MS Ed. in college administration and counseling and was named Graduate Student of the Year in 1992. Upon completion of her master’s, Tracy spent two years as the Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Chicago.  Until March 1997, she acted as the Associate Director of Admissions for the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business.   Tracy also spent one year as an adjunct admissions officer for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business where she traveled internationally to recruit and interview candidates. Recently, Tracy has worked as an admissions consultant for The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  

Stephanie Shackelford has a passion for coaching individuals and teams to success. She coaches students and professionals as they navigate getting into their dream college, choosing the best major, or finding their ideal career. Since founding Student Launch Pad in 2012, she has coached over 200 high school and college students on setting themselves up for a successful future. Most recently, she founded Student Launch Pad’s sister company, Career Flight Plan, which coaches college seniors, recent graduates, and working professionals on successfully navigating their career path.  Stephanie is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, and she graduated with a Master’s of Education in Organizational Leadership from Vanderbilt University in 2011. She also received summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development in 2010.     

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