Register for TACT 2019!

Deadline for registration is
Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Countdown to 11th Annual TACT Tutor Forum








The Training Association for College Tutors invites you to the 
11th Annual TACT Tutor Forum

March 30th, 2019

SUNY Broome Community College
Binghamton, NY

This is an opportunity for peer tutors to learn from each other, share ideas, network, and discover their potential!

All proposals and presentations are by peer tutors for peer tutors. Supervisors are encouraged to help tutors prepare their proposals and presentations, and are welcome to attend the forum.

Sponsoring institution: SUNY Broome Community College
Address: 1017 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13902
Group Contact: Loreta Paniccia
Phone: 607-778-5162

TACT mission statement: The Training Association for College Tutors (TACT) supports the professional development of an extended community of peer tutors through training and networking.

Call for Proposals

The Training Association for College Tutors invites you to submit a proposal for a session presentation at the 11th Annual TACT Tutor Forum

This is an opportunity for peer tutors to learn from each other, share ideas, network and discover their potential! All proposals and presentations are by peer tutors for peer tutors. (Supervisors are encouraged to help tutors prepare their proposals, presentations and are also welcome to attend the forum.)

Submit Your Proposal

Please fill in all the information in the attached link. Prepare for a 50-minute session.

Proposal Submission Deadline:
Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Times Program
8:00 am – 10:00 am Registration, Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am Keynote 1 by Dr. Francis Battisti
10:00 am – 10:50 am Workshop Session 1
11:00 am – 11:50 am Workshop Session 2
12:00pm – 12:50 pm Lunch – Keynote 2 – Lorne Campbell
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Workshop Session 3
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Workshop Session 4
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wrap Up Summary

Meet Our Keynotes

Dr. Francis Battisti

“One of my primary goals as an educator is to assist individuals, organizations and corporations with their growth and transformation. Every individual and institution is being challenged today to make work and organizations dynamic, meaningful endeavors to pursue, namely, a 21 st century mindset. The process of education needs to be challenging, enlightening, bold and enjoyable in order for creative breakthroughs and substantive growth to occur.”


Noted educator, speaker, consultant, and author, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, offers individuals and organizations a pathway to explore their potential and move toward desired transformation. His national reputation in the fields of motivation, health enhancement, long-term care, and conflict disposition is manifest in his work with numerous corporations, major health-care organizations, and congressional, as well as governmental committees, with his workshops having been offered throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean.

Dr. Battisti is Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at the State University of New York at Broome Community College, where he was the 2011 Recipient of the State University of New York Distinguished Professorship for Service and a 1989 Recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has been recognized by “The Morning Knights Toastmasters Award” for Excellence in Communication and Leadership. The Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter as the honoree of the “Memory Makers Award” for his efforts to make the Southern Tier a better place to live and work. He is also the recipient of “The David Malcom Award”, in recognition of his Exemplary Service to the Homeless. Francis is the creator of a number of DVD’s and CD’s and the book, Checchino: A Father & Son Journey Toward Dusk. In addition, Francis is co-author of the book, Tomorrow’s Weigh…The No-Diet Way to Lose Weight. His most recent articles, “Leveraging Workforce Research to Attract, Manage, and Retain High-Performance Employees”, were published in the July/August 2011 issue of Infusion & “Harnessing the Diversity and Power of Your Team! Developing and Sustaining Highly Effective Teams Ensures Your Competitive Edge”, was published in the July/August 2010 issue of Infusion & “Advancing the Bottom Line and Service Quality via a Culture of Employee Retention”, was published in the September/October 2009 issue of Infusion, the magazine of the National Home Infusion Association.

Dr. Battisti received his Ph.D. in Human Development from Marywood University with research titled “A Father’s Response To Having A Child Who Is Overweight.”

Lorne Campbell

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

– Teddy Roosevelt

Lorne graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo, in 2010 with a degree in psychology, and entered the workforce, after working for a few years and starting his own business he decided to return to school to pursue a career in medicine. He is currently pursuing a masters of Biomedical Sciences from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. While attending SUNY Broome, Lorne wanted to put his education to good use and became a tutor. Growing to love helping others learn he eventually became a professional tutor. His experience as tutor was instrumental in shaping who he hopes to be as a healthcare professional, and as a person. He believes that small acts to help someone can be the catalyst to see greater change in the world. As someone who was discouraged by people in authority positions when he was younger he feels it is vital to ensure each person has the opportunity to find their own barriers, and reach as high as possible.

In addition to being a student and a tutor, Lorne also runs his own business, has a small family farm and is a volunteer firefighter in his community. Lorne is the current President of his Masters program and is conducting research into healthcare disparities in working individuals.


Hotels Near SUNY Broome and Rates


Address: 690 Old Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y., 13905
Phone: 607-724-1341
Double Room Rates: $69.00 +TAX


Address: 864 Upper Front Street Binghamton N.Y. 13905
Phone: 607-651-1000
Double Room Rates: $129.00-$149.00+TAX


Address: 1012 Front Street I-81 at Upper Front Street, Exit #6 Binghamton. N.Y. 13905
Phone: 607-771-0400
Double Room Rates: $65.00+TAX


Address: 1156 Upper Front Street Binghamton, N.Y. 13905
Phone: 607-722-5353
Double Room Rates: $79.00+TAX


Address: 650 Old Front Street Binghamton, N.Y. 13905
Phone: 607-773-8111
Double Room Rates: $69.99+TAX


Address: 1000 Upper Front Street Binghamton, N.Y. 13905
Phone: 607-724-3297
Double Room Rates: $95.00+TAX