Fike to the Future: Decision Day!

May 8, 2015

Author: Taylor Price, First-Year Adviser serving Ralph L. Fike High School Dr. James T. Minor, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs in the Office of Postsecondary Education, said it best: “College Signing Day events are significant because communities come together … Continued

Early College Awareness Sparks a Fire in Underclassmen

April 2, 2015

Author: Taylor Mercado, Second-Year Adviser serving Zebulon B. Vance High School As those who work with students well know, opening doors to college access is no simple feat. Students’ desire to pursue higher education cannot bloom without nurturing from many … Continued

What’s Happening in March? Halifax County Highlight

March 18, 2015

FAFSA season has settled, the snow has melted and most of the seniors are done with the college application process. So, now what? Well, now it is time to do underclassmen outreach. All year long I have been planning different … Continued

‘Tis the FAFSA Season!

February 24, 2015

Author: Karen Obando, Second-Year Adviser serving Cochrane Collegiate Academy As December came to an end and Cochrane Collegiate students rushed with excitement toward the doors, I had to slow them down and remind them that the holiday season wasn’t the only one … Continued

Celebrating Education in Robeson County

February 18, 2015

Like many of her peers from Purnell Swett High School in Maxton, NC, Euna Victoria Chavis was the first in her family to attend college. “I was like a bumpy piece of wood, in need of sanding. Carolina was my … Continued

“So, Tell Me About Yourself…”

February 9, 2015

Author: Emily Simpson, First-Year Adviser serving Mount Airy and North Surry High Schools Every fall, schools across North Carolina have the opportunity to nominate outstanding students for institutional merit scholarships, including Davidson College’s Belk Scholarship, North Carolina State’s Park Scholarship, … Continued

Coming Together and Working Smarter: CCAC Midyear Retreat

January 20, 2015

Author: Andrew Treske When the Carolina Corps comes together it is an excellent time to recharge our batteries. We swap inspirational stories about our students, gain encouragement, and take a step back from the whirlwind of activity within our schools … Continued

Adviser Reflections on Time at RCHS

December 1, 2014

During the November 21st celebration of the Carolina College Advising Corps at Rockingham County High School, adviser Madeline Merrill gave a heartfelt speech about what her time at RCHS has meant to her. Madeline did an excellent job speaking sincerely … Continued