CEO of Elliance, Abu Noaman, presents at the 28th Annual NAGAP Conference

April 02, 2015


Abu Noaman, CEO of Elliance, will present at NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management’s 28th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana this April. This was Noaman’s fifth year presenting at the conference.

Noaman gave his presentation, How to get a bigger piece of the enrollment pie: increasing inquiries by prioritizing programs, reviewing a case study on Alvernia University, one of Elliance’s higher education clients, and the bold approach they took to targeted digital marketing.

Tired of spreading their small budget thinly across a large number of programs they prioritized their top programs — such as MBA and DPT — and devoted the lion share of their marketing budget to only these programs. Then, they changed the marketing channels they used, spending everything to online tactics.

Noaman shared this case study of strategic marketing and innovative thinking before the approximately 200 of the 900 professionals that NAGAP brings together to gain insight and knowledge from peers and experts in the field.

Each year the conference features dynamic speakers who present through numerous educational sessions, covering new and creative approaches to the field and stirring up fresh insights in the minds of those working in graduate enrollment management across the grid. Topics covered through the sessions included: admissions policies and processes, career and staff development, graduate student support and financial aid, legal and ethical issues, marketing and recruitment, student services and others.

To learn more about the NAGAP Annual Conference and the organization as a whole, visit


The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management (NAGAP) is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the concerns of individuals working in the graduate enrollment management environment. With a mission of engaging and advancing the field of graduate enrollment management, NAGAP promotes excellence and collaboration through education, research, and professional development.

The Annual Conference features dynamic speakers to present new approaches and creative strategies across a variety of topics related to the field of graduate enrollment management. There are education sessions designed to suite the needs of everyone from those new to the field to seasoned veterans. Held each year in April, the conference brings over 900 GEM professionals together to gain insight and knowledge from peers and experts in the field.

About Elliance

Elliance, a Pittsburgh-based digital marketing agency specializes in results-driven branding, website design and development, and integrated marketing campaigns that combine inbound marketing, paid advertising and social media. Elliance ignites demand, orchestrates conversions, invigorates brand and secures an unfair advantage with marketing solutions for progressive brands in higher education, manufacturing, banking and non-profits.