Perspectives

Adviser Perspective: First Generation Success by Sarah Estes
Dec 16, 2021

It was an ordinary Monday when I had a student come leaping into my office. She said “Ms. Estes, Ms. Estes, I have been waiting to show you this sin...

I had an adviser, and now I'm one
Dec 5, 2021

When I think back to middle school, I knew that I wanted to go to college. Neither of my parents attended college, so I did not know how I would get t...

Collaborating Across Programs for Student Success in Swain County
Nov 22, 2021

Nestled on the banks of the Tuckasegee river at the Gateway of the Smokies, three institutions of higher education are collaborating in a unique way t...

Adviser Perspective: Joseph Wheeler
Nov 5, 2021

I should’ve left for home earlier.I was 9. It was almost completely dark now, and I had no idea where I was. The Appalachian Mountains are a tr...

Caleb Sarver

FAFSA Mythbusting - Common Myths About Financial Aid and How to Overcome Them
Oct 22, 2021

October is here, and FAFSA season has officially begun! As an adviser, this is quite the busy month, seeing as October is College Awareness Month. At ...

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...