Education Week

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Join WBBM Newsradio the week of May 18th on the WBBM Noon Business Hour for Education Week sponsored by University of Phoenix!

Each day at 12:19 we’ll feature a different expert providing useful information on the college application process, with University of Phoenix wrapping up the week with special content on Saturday, May 23rd.

Monday, May 18th


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Marc Wojno, Senior Associate Editor
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine &

Wojno is research director for data-intensive projects such as Kiplinger’s college and mutual fund rankings. He is also chief of reporters, managing a team responsible for fact-checking and writing stories for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Previously, he was a newswire reporter and newsletter editor for Dow Jones, covering convertible bonds, REITs and mutual funds. He also served as market research manager for Keane Federal Systems, an IT consultancy. A ten-year member of the National Press Club, he currently serves as membership secretary. He received a BA in communications and computer science, and an MBA, from George Washington University.

Monday, May 18th


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Morton Shapiro, President of Northwestern University

Schapiro was named the 16th president of Northwestern University on December 16, 2008, and he began his term on September 1, 2009. He is a Professor of Economics in Northwestern’s Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and also holds appointments in Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and School of Education and Social Policy. President Schapiro is among the nation’s leading authorities on the economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid. He has testified before U.S. Senate and House committees on economic and educational issues and is widely quoted in the national media on those issues. In 2010, President Schapiro was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. President Schapiro has written more than 100 articles and five books, and he has edited three others, most with his longtime co-author Michael McPherson.

Tuesday, May 19th


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Stephen Schutt, President of Lake Forest College

Stephen D. Schutt, the 13th president of Lake Forest College, was inaugurated in 2001. Under his leadership enrollment has increased by more than 300 students; applications have more than doubled; the College has completed two development campaigns, including a Sesquicentennial Campaign that surpassed its $100 million goal a year early in 2011; and the College has invested $100 million in campus facility improvements. Faculty have developed nearly a dozen new majors or minors during President Schutt’s tenure, as well as a series of innovative joint, accelerated degree programs with prestigious graduate and professional schools. Before coming to Lake Forest, President Schutt served for six years as Vice President and Chief of Staff at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Schutt previously served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Harris Wofford, and as Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Wednesday, May 20th


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Deb Donley, Post-High School Counselor at New Trier High School

Deb Donley has been in education for the past thirty-eight years, both on the high school and the college side. After teaching English in a public high school for two years, she completed a Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel and worked in admissions in a variety of settings: a Big Ten school, a medium-sized private school, and a large public university. She has been at New Trier township High School as a post-high school counselor since 1994 – longer than current seniors have been alive. In this role, she helps individual students with all phases of the application process: searching for schools, completing the work of the application process, and making decisions.

Thursday, May 21st


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Frank Palmasani
College Affordability & Financial Aid Expert
College counselor at Providence Catholic High School
Contributor to

Frank started delivering seminars on college cost issues 30 years ago. He has estimated that he has spoken to nearly 300,000 students and parents during those 30 years. Author of “Right College, Right Price,” and creator of the financial fit online course, Frank has also delivered workshops to high school counselors and college Admissions professionals at conferences and workshops across the country. He has served as a College Director of Admissions, a High School College Counselor, and a personal consultant. You may have seen Frank on WGN TV, WBBM TV, CNN Headline News, or heard him on various radio stations – he is often interviewed about combatting the college debt crisis.

Friday, May 22nd


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Susannah Snider
Education Reporter & Paying for College Expert
US News & World Report

Susannah Snider is an education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, writing about paying for college and graduate school. She provides expert advice for parents and students on financial aid, scholarships and student loans. Susannah has shared her paying for college tips on national television shows including Fox News and Fox & Friends. Previously, she worked as a staff writer at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, where she covered college financing in addition to several other personal finance topics. Susannah received her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California in 2010.

Saturday, May 23rd


The University of Phoenix will wrap-up with special content during the 10AM hour on Saturday.

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