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 […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Rachel Fried, 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 be to look inward at institutional […]

March TN State of the Month: Modeling Compassion

Modeling Compassion in the Wake of a Natural Disaster                 Sammy Stevens – Nashville Regional Representative, the University of Tennessee Early last week, cities across Tennessee suffered devastating loss as a result of a storm system producing EF-2, EF-3 and EF-4 tornadoes. These tornadoes hit overnight, carving out […]

February SC State of the Month: Planting Ideas and Packaging Higher Education

Planting Ideas and Packaging Higher Education Monica Rozman, Clemson University As an admissions counselor, one of my favorite things to share is how some of my alma mater’s niche programs showcase the university. Landscape architecture is a program that takes advantage of Clemson’s strong agricultural heritage and architecture program. Landscape architects often work closely with […]