This Day in 1965: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act

This Day in 1965: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act Bill Pruden, College Counselor/Director of Civic Engagement, Ravenscroft School The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was a centerpiece of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society legislative program.  It was also a foundational part of his administration’s War on Poverty.  Indeed, when Johnson sent the bill to Congress in […]

First-Generation Experiences with SACAC Member Leri Argueta

First-Generation Experiences Leri Argueta, Associate Director of Diversity Recruitment, University of North Georgia – Gainesville Can you share a little bit about your journey as a first-generation Latino male through higher education? Who/what inspired you to work in higher education? What has been your experience working with students prior to higher ed?  I always say […]

My History with SACAC with President Jonathan Ferrell

My History with SACAC Jonathan Ferrell, SACAC President, Director of College Counseling, Pace Academy (GA) Tell us about your journey in the field of education and as an admissions/counseling professional. What are you most proud of accomplishing?  I entered the profession as an admissions counselor at Centenary College, my undergraduate alma mater. While most people […]

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 […]

Supporting Transgender & Transitioning Students in the College Application Process

Supporting Transgender & Transitioning Students in the College Application Process Melissa Kotacka, MA NCC CT, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment *Views and opinions expressed herein are the author’s own and not the institution’s This year marks my thirteenth year in the admissions profession, and thirteen years of working with and supporting LGBTQIA+ students through […]


Today we celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights Sunishka Deshpande, 10th grader at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC, shares more with us about this Hindu tradition: Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.” Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival celebrated with lighting […]

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 […]

Celebrating National Transfer Student Week

Celebrating National Transfer Student Week           SACAC is excited to celebrate National Transfer Student Week this week! We contacted some SACAC post-secondary members who work directly in transfer admission for a virtual interview about this field of college admissions. Here are some selected responses: What are the biggest changes you’ve seen […]

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 […]