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

College Application Week 2014

November 25, 2014

Author: Emily Simpson, First-Year Adviser serving Mount Airy and North Surry High Schools “Ms. Simpson, did you get my e-mail? I got accepted to Western!” The acceptance letters are already pouring in across Surry County. It’s hard to believe that … Continued

Adviser Summit 2014

October 13, 2014

Author: Tommy Yandle, First-Year Adviser serving Granville Central High School On October 1, I stepped off my second-ever plane ride, and found myself in uncharted territory. The Carolina Corps had landed in the nation’s capital, where 500+ college advisers, program … Continued

Counting Down: A First-Year Adviser’s Thoughts

August 20, 2014

Author: Vincent Tavaris Baxter, First-Year Adviser serving Northern Vance High School It seems as though all I’ve been doing this summer is counting. Counting down the number of days until I go to my school for the first time; how many days until … Continued

Decision Day!

May 21, 2014

Author: Dianne Matthews, First-Year Adviser serving Hillside and Southern High Schools The NCAA’s National Signing Day is such a great time to be here at Hillside and Southern High Schools. The atmosphere is filled with excitement while the student body, … Continued

Mock College Application Week

April 23, 2014

In collaboration with CFNC, the Carolina College Advising Corps offered the opportunity for high school juniors to participate in a piloted program, Mock College Application Week. Mock College Application Week was created to give underclass students a realistic college application … Continued

Navigating Students Down the Path to College

March 21, 2014

Adviser Alex Lucas was recently joined by Jane Stancill of the News and Observer at Dalton L. McMichael High School. Mrs. Stancill had the opportunity to spend a day with Ms. Lucas and experience the different aspects of a single … Continued

Advising is a Process!

March 21, 2014

Author: Ricky Ruvio, First-Year Adviser serving Hibriten and West Caldwell High Schools  FAFSA season is in full swing. 1040’s here, W-2’s there, Verification Worksheets everywhere! The anxieties surrounding the correct documentation, deadlines, financial aid rewards combined with senior year makes … Continued