Perspectives

Adviser Perspective: Noah Hedrick
Oct 8, 2021

Oftentimes, I think back to the question I’ve heard a thousand times over, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” I can honestly say, as a B...

Creating a Home Through Coaching
Sep 24, 2021

Ernesto Sirolli once said, “the future of every community lies in capturing the passion, imagination, and resources of its people.” As advisers se...

Adviser Perspective: Two School Tango
Sep 7, 2021

When I first came across the job posting for the Appalachian College Advising Corps in western North Carolina, I immediately started picturing my life...

Appalachian CAC Student Story
May 21, 2021

Appalachian CAC Student StoryStudent Perspective: Abby O’DellMy college application process has been a little rocky depending on where you start. I ...

College and Career Guide
Apr 1, 2021

As a first-generation college student, I know first-hand what it means to feel absolutely lost in the college application process. When I decided to a...

Adviser Perspective: FAFSA Completion - Thom Young
Mar 25, 2021

 I’ve been hearing the proverb “It takes a village” thrown around a lot lately, and, in my work, it can’t be more true. What do you do, t...

From K-12 to Higher Education: Applying to Graduate School While Serving as an Adviser
Mar 8, 2021

There is likely something ironic about the fact that while I was assisting students in applying for college, submitting their FAFSA, completing Reside...

Perspectives - How to Effectively Engage Parents and Families
Feb 26, 2021

When a student is considering their options for college, in most cases, they will have that conversation with their parents, due to the fact that they...

Advisers Perspective: Lila Sheon
Feb 18, 2021

“FAFSA State Champs!” our principal proudly hailed at an end-of-year staff meeting last year. While not entirely true, I am proud to say that Moun...

“Likes” in the Time of Cholera (Or Covid. Or Swine Flu. Or SARS. Or…)
Jan 5, 2021

Each morning, when I get to the school, the first ten or so minutes of my work day are spent scrolling through Instagram. In a barrage of posts, there...