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

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