Six Easy Ways to Earn MVP on Turkey Day

Six Easy Ways to Earn MVP on Turkey Day Bartley Sides, Associate Director of College Counseling, Christ Church Episcopal School (SC) In a few days, roughly 46 million turkeys will be consumed when our country pauses for a day of thanks with family and friends. However, one thing will certainly not pause this Thursday: the nagging […]

Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Hispanic-Serving Institutions by the Inclusion, Access & Success Committee The story of higher education in the United States and the territories it colonized cannot be told without recognizing and celebrating, among other things, the influence on and contribution to higher education from Hispanic-identifying students and educators past, present, and future. As we recognize and celebrate […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day (*Updated post from 2020) by Rachel Fried (Seneca Nation), Director, Public School Initiative Basic cultural comprehension goes a long way. Often, schools and individuals are unsure where to even begin with Native recruitment and retention. The reality is, simple transformations can have great significance. As college access practitioners, a first step can […]

The Facts and Feelings of Choosing Your College or University: Tips

The Facts and Feelings of Choosing Your College or University: Tips Bryan Rutledge, Director of College Counseling, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA If you are a counselor trying to help students make college decisions this spring (or summer), we hope you will find these tips helpful to share with students! The waiting is finally over, […]

My History with SACAC with Briana Duncan

My History with SACAC with Briana Duncan Briana Duncan, M.Ed (she/her/hers), College Advisor, Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School (GA) Tell us about your journey in the field of education and as an admissions/counseling professional. What are you most proud of accomplishing? Like many other admissions professionals, I began my career as a University Ambassador while […]

Celebrating HBCU Excellence!

Celebrating HBCU Excellence! Jameia Tennie (pronouns: she/her), Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, North Carolina A&T State University The pursuit of post-secondary education continues to open the door to endless possibilities for students across the globe.  Each year, SACAC professionals are privileged to support students as they make these important collegiate decisions.  Choosing to attend a […]

Member Spotlight – Jahleese Hadley

Member Spotlight Jahleese Hadley, Director of College Access, GLOW Academy, Wilmington, NC Who/What first inspired you to work in education? Or What motivates you to wake up and go to work? I am a product of a small, all-girls college preparatory school in the heart of Spanish Harlem in New York City. I went to […]

The Potential of a Promise

The Potential of a Promise Andrew Colson, Admissions Counselor & Program Manager of the UAB Birmingham Promise, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) What is the Birmingham Promise and why does it matter? When the Birmingham Promise Scholarship was first announced by the city of Birmingham, Alabama, in the fall of 2019, I was […]

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

You’ve Got a Friend in Me Shannon Grimsley (left), Outreach Program Director, Get2College/Woodward Hines Education Foundation Brandi Lyndall (right), Director of GEAR UP Outreach, Get2College/Woodward Hines Education Foundation When students across Mississippi were sent home from high schools and colleges due to COVID-19 in March 2020, our world, and theirs, changed. Get2College responded professionally in […]

The Higher Education Act of 1965

The Higher Education Act of 1965 Bill Pruden, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC November 8, 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of the enactment of the Higher Education Act of 1965, a milestone piece of legislation that altered the relationship between the government and the higher education community and whose influence continues to be deeply felt to this […]