Perspectives

Working in the Professional World
Sep 25, 2020

My idea of “professional” is slightly eccentric. I thought I would be running my own farm by now. My degree in Environmental Studies from Brevard ...

Hosting a College Access Event During COVID
Sep 22, 2020

The 2020 Senior Night at Avery County High School, planned and hosted by ACAC adviser Kallie Kressly, was a huge success! Senior Night took place on W...

Headin’ Down South
Sep 3, 2020

As I drove south from my hometown of Whipple, Ohio to the far western reaches of North Carolina, I noticed a lot of changes. The Appalachian foothills...

Fast Times at 'Rona High
Aug 24, 2020

Appalachian College Advising Corps advisers began their college access work this month in high schools across western North Carolina. The Corps expand...

Expand Yosef: Exploring the 2019 College Advising Corps Summit Through the Eyes of an Appalachian Adviser
Feb 21, 2020

The news that the annual CAC Summit Conference would be held in Boston, Massachusetts in early December drew excitement from me the moment I heard it....

Life as an Adviser: Lila Battles Inequity in Education in a Rural Appalachian Community
Feb 14, 2020

The best day of my elementary school career was when I won a raffle and my prize was not candy, not ice cream, but getting to intern in the main offic...

Life as an Adviser: Zack Writes about Empowering Students Outside the Classroom
Feb 7, 2020

Truth be told- I lucked into this position. Once I completed my undergraduate degree at Appalachian State, I was at a loss. I had just spent the last ...

Life as an Adviser: Yesenia Martinez-Salazar Writes About Settling in to a New Environment
Jan 31, 2020

 I was raised in Raleigh, NC. I mentioned Raleigh because I believe where I was raised has played a role in my experience in working in rural App...

Life as an Adviser: Miles Poteat's First Generation Connection
Jan 23, 2020

These past few months working as a member of the Appalachian College Advising Corps have been almost… nostalgic for me, though in a very unique way....

Life as an Adviser: Cierra Smith talks about working in Rural Appalachia
Jan 15, 2020

Oxford Dictionary defines rural as “In, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town.” The Census Bureau defines rural a...