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Small Corps, Big Presence: Wolfpack Leads at College Access Summit

On Monday, January 28, 2019, more than 500 College Advising Corps advisers and program staff from across the country descended on New York City for the annual four-day national summit.

Events range from adviser-led presentations, to TEDx Talks, and student performances, with the NC State College Advising Corps front and center for all of it.

  • Advisers Hevvon Barnes (‘16), Makayla Crow (‘18), and Kayla Overdiep (‘17) taught their fellow advisers about how they could use student-level data to more effectively manage their advising caseload and best serve their students.
  • Celeste Loia (‘17) teamed up with UNC-Chapel Hill adviser Kirsten Bubak to lead a session on advising students from rural communities.
  • Adviser Maria Martinez Cantellano (‘17) inspired and reinforced the need for better representation of people of color on college campuses with her account of her experience as a Latina and first-generation college student.

College Advising Group PhotoDuring the course of four days, advisers led, participated in, and attended sessions focused on sharing best practices and brainstorming new ideas around college access. NC State advisers were critical leaders in the facilitated learning of their peer advisers. Despite the frigid temperatures, the WolfCAC (College Advising Corps) managed to explore the sights of the Big Apple between sessions before returning home to warmer weather.