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Jan 21, 2018

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

By Chelsea Krieger, College Adviser at West Bladen High School | January 21, 2018 Monday, January 15th, 2018 our country celebrated the 30th anniversary of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was one of our nation’s most influential civil rights leaders. He brought the movement to the public’s attention, emphasizing the importance… 

Jan 5, 2018

In the Pursuit of Self-Care: What Does Happiness Look Like to an Adviser?

By Amira Alexander, James Kenan College Adviser As we enter into the Holiday season and the much needed week long break, we are finally granted student-free morning, afternoons, and evenings. But what to do with them? We’ve eagerly awaited time away from the school, if only for a moment, to collect our non-collegiate thoughts (yes,… 

Oct 25, 2017

Adviser Blog: Application Season

by Jonique Lyles, 1st Year College Adviser at South Granville High School, October 25th, 2017 October is the time of year when the pedal hits the metal; it’s application season and students are hard at work! As an adviser I have the opportunity to help all of my students along this path, but more specifically… 

Oct 16, 2017

College Advising: An Empowering Process

As a college adviser, I am called to instill confidence and strength in the minds of my students while encouraging them to take control of their futures and pursue their dreams. 

May 10, 2017

Eliminating the Community College Stigma

By April Harper, College Adviser at Bunn High School | May 10, 2017 As an NC State College Adviser, my mission is to assist first-generation, low-income, underrepresented and rural high school students navigate the path to postsecondary education. This year, was my first year serving Bunn High School in Franklin County, North Carolina. My biggest priority… 

Apr 26, 2017

Reaching Them Early

By Majesty Robinson, College Adviser at North Duplin High School | April 21, 2017 Reaching students at an early age is a critical move when it comes to ensuring their future academic success. The sooner we reach our students, the better. This is especially true when working with those who will be first-generation college students.… 

Apr 26, 2017

ENDrollment Process: Climbing The Steps Towards Your Journey

By Riketta Norfleet, College Adviser at Plymouth High School | April 14, 2017 Going into the month of April is considered crunch-time for our seniors who are less than two months away from graduation. April can include so many different things for our students;  such as Spring Break, finishing up their Senior Projects, preparing for prom… 

Mar 31, 2017

Where’s the Money?

By Sarah Akiwumi, College Adviser at East Duplin High School | March 31, 2017 Well, it’s that time of the Year again! What time do you ask? Financial Aid Award letter time! This is the time when students figure out how they will pay for their called college education. Imagine if the majority of the scholarships… 

Feb 27, 2017

The Road to College Success

By Anna Jenkins, College Adviser at Riverside High School | February 22, 2017 As a First-Year College Adviser, learning from the more experienced College Advisers during training was extremely beneficial, but you never really know what to expect until you are out in the high school environment to see for yourself. I believe the trials… 

Feb 16, 2017

On the Road to Success!

By Elizabeth Bryant, College Adviser at Louisburg High School | February 16, 2017 Louisburg High School Seniors are on the road to success! Recently, Larry Wilson and Elizabeth City State University Admissions Counselor admitted six of our Seniors on the spot! He was able to meet one-on-one with 15 of our Seniors, and advise them…