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CAP Through our Eyes: Jeremiah Stanton-Rich

CAP Through Our Eyes: Jeremiah Stanton-Rich
Jul 3, 2024

In this series, we feature individual CAP staff members and dive into their unique perspectives on college access, education, the role of our grant programs in the community, and more.

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Camp NASCAR 2024

Camp NASCAR 2024
Jun 28, 2024

Students from four Western NC districts raced onto Appalachian State’s campus the week of June 17th to experience the world of coding through the lens of NASCAR and robotics thanks to

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Educational Expansion Projects = Opportunities Pitch Competition

Summer Events Underway
Jun 24, 2024

School may be out for summer, but GEAR UP is not taking a break!

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Lila Sheon

Burnsville Student not Letting Pandemic Obstacles Stop her from Achieving her College Dream
Apr 26, 2021

Second year Appalachian College Advising Corps Adviser Lila Sheon is helping her students at Mountain Heritage High School achieve their dreams, one FAFSA at a time.

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Oshen Wallin, Madison County Science and RootEd Teacher

RootEd Teachers Spotlighted in Edutopia
Apr 19, 2021

RootEd participants and teachers at Madison High School have embraced the challenge-based learning model to help educate their community about Covid-19 using fact-base...

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GEAR UP student welcome bag contents distributed to each new 6th and 7th grade student

New GEAR UP Grant Off and Running
Apr 15, 2021

Earlier this year, GEAR UP began implementing a new grant awarded to Appalachian State University allowing us to serve 14,000 students from 2020-2027.

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Madison Armstrong

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.

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Thom Young

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.

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Molly's Office at Mitchell High School with pennants and inclusive flags

A Space for Authenticity at Mitchell High School
Mar 22, 2021

The College Access Partnerships staff strive to build cultures that create space for authenticity.

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Educators participating in professional development

Empowering Teacher Learning Project
Mar 16, 2021

Teacher-directed professional learning is an emerging topic within the educational community.

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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 Residency Determination, and...

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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 have their best interest...

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Taylor Dodge

Interview with the new Swain County Coordinator: Taylor Dodge
Feb 18, 2021

Our newest GEAR UP Coordinator in Swain County is bringing a whole new level of experience to the job.

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