#DontMeltNC: Getting Connected On Campus

August 19, 2016

Getting Connected on Campus You are at a new school surrounded by new people and unfamiliar buildings… How do you get connected? Most college campuses have different Welcoming Events geared toward helping you get connected on campus. These can be … Continued

#DontMeltNC: College Readiness 101

July 27, 2016

Hello Rising College First-Years!!! Welcome to Blog 3 of College Readiness 101! This week we’ll be talking about what college life is all about. You may have an idea of what to expect, or college may seem unimaginable to you. Whatever … Continued

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