Category Archives: Admissions Director

Future College Parent - Justin Alger

Introducing the Future College Parent Podcast!

Introducing The Future College Parent Podcast! The podcast is dedicated to arming our #originalinfluencer parents with free information and resources to help the next generation of students prepare, choose, and finance college. I’ve released what I’m calling the ‘First 6 Episode Premiere,’ with links below, so listeners can binge on the episodes! Access to the show is very important to me so the show is streaming directly from the website and there’s no need to download anything, just point your browser to and enjoy. The show is also on your favorite podcast platforms as well (or will be shortly).

I’d really appreciate if you would give it a listen and if you think it’s good, share the podcast widely to parents, leaders of activities students are involved in, and your school administrators so they can share with your school district.  After listening to the first six episode premier, be on the lookout for new episodes beginning on Wednesday, May 4 and continuing Wednesday’s every two weeks after.  Thanks for your support! – Justin

Future College Parent Podcast ‘First 6 Episode Premiere’ Guests & Links
1. Dr. Jermaine Williams, President – Montgomery College
2. Ms. Michelle Freidman, Director of Career & Technical Education – CVES Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES
3. Mr. Pedro Martinez, Director of Admissions and Strategic Communications – California Polytechnic University, Humboldt
4. Ms. Suzanne Gluck, Guidance Counselor – East Williston Union Free School District
5. Ms. Deb Sutliff, Bursar & Ms. Sue Tripp, Director of Financial Aid – Herkimer College
6. Dr. Mike MacDonald, Superintendent – Walton Central School District

Future College Parent Podcast - Pedro

College is like a slice of pizza – Pedro Martinez

In the third episode of the Future College Parent Podcast, I had the honor to speak to Mr. Pedro Martinez, director of Admission at Cal Poly Humboldt. Pedro and I first met for the first time recording this episode. And I have to tell you, this is one of the most genuine humans I’ve met in my higher education career. I was really appreciative of Pedro sharing his narrative of being Hispanic, from a small town and the struggles he faced growing up. He’s proof you can come from anywhere and do anything! During the episode you’ll hear Pedro talk about Humboldt State University becoming a certified Cal Poly institution in the coming months. I’m happy to announce Humboldt State University is now Cal Poly Humboldt. Pedro mentions this designation will immediately change the admissions process but will add some more academic programs to the institution. Congratulations, Cal Poly Humboldt!

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Future College Parent - Justin Alger

Future College Parent Podcast Trailer

The Future College Parent Podcast is here to help #originalinfluencer parents’ guide their students to prepare, choose, and finance college!