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Apr 28, 2022

The Higher Education Elephant in the Room or, Talk to your kids about college before we do

By Kelly Larrimore It’s Free College Application Week. Seniors are excited as CACRAO approaches. The hallways are decorated with college pennants, posters, and flyers all saying the same thing: this could be YOU — apply now! This week, a student leaves my classroom in tears because their 1.0 GPA is not high enough to be… 

White flowers bloom on a tree in front of the Bell Tower

Apr 28, 2022

The Kids Are Alright…

By Kita Adams For the first time, I was able to take my students at Franklinton High School on a campus tour field trip. Initially, I was nervous that the students were only on the trip to get out of class… and honestly, that was most likely 85% of the reason. I couldn’t blame them… 

Five members of the Heide Trask High School staff in front of a wall covered in pennants from different colleges and universities

Apr 6, 2022

Hello! My Name Is…

College adviser Kevin Hogan talks about his success in cold calling and using social media to reach students and their parents. 

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Apr 6, 2022

How Will YOU Determine if You Live a Successful Lifestyle?

College adviser Jacob Hoyt writes about helping high school students realize their potential. 

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Mar 21, 2022

Advisers Lead: 2022 College Advising Corps Virtual Adviser Assembly

Check out the adviser-led session designed and executed by College Advisers Jacob Hoyt (Southern Wayne High School) and Kevin Hogan (Heide Trask High School). 

Campus gateway looking up towards the clouds

Mar 21, 2022

Advisers Lead: 2022 College Advising Corps Virtual Adviser Assembly

Check out the adviser-led session designed and executed by College Adviser Kiera Lindner (South Granville High School), Daniela Iniesra Varelas (University of Connecticut College Advising Corps), and Ursula Gamache (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill College Advising Corps). 

Campus gateway looking up towards the clouds

Mar 14, 2022

Amira Alexander ‘15, ‘22 on Family Life, Community Empowerment, and Purpose

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently interviewed Amira Alexander, assistant director for NC State College Advising Corps. 

A bulletin board covered in pennants and other items from different colleges and universities

Jan 24, 2022

‘Oh The Places You Will Go, With Just a Little Leap!’

By HaLee Knowles, College Adviser for Wallace Rose Hill High School in Duplin County Prior to the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year, my goal was to get Seniors proud to be excited about the college/military/workforce process.  “No one said it would be easy, you just have to believe in yourself,” I started stating when… 

Diana Urieta, director of Juntos, stands at a podium and smiles at a crowd

Dec 14, 2021

College Advising Corps, Juntos 4-H Celebrate Statewide Partnerships

college advisors, alumni and others from across North Carolina came together to celebrate both programs’ achievements, look ahead to the future and enjoy a great meal.  

Nov 22, 2021

Looking Beyond What You Can See

By Sierra Dixon, college adviser for North Duplin High in Duplin County As if it isn’t enough to be a student in a global pandemic, our students are fighting through so many layers of daily struggles. As a second year adviser, you would think that I may have learned my lesson in this regard last…