EPFP Cohort

Eight from the RCOE Participate in the Education Policy Fellowship Program
Dec 1, 2023

Eight faculty and staff in the Reich College of Education (RCOE), including four CAP staff members, will be participating in the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP): Dr.

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Taylor Kromer, adviser at Madison High School

Find Your Why
Nov 29, 2023

I grew up in a small town in rural North Carolina. My father, who was a self employed truck driver for his own father’s trucking company, passed away unexpectedly when I was 12.

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Becka Dulaney, Adviser at Franklin High School

Adviser Prospective: The Trailer Park Kid
Nov 17, 2023

I grew up as a “trailer park kid”. With that statement, many images come to mind.

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Swain County GEAR UP Students Tour App State

Swain County GEAR UP Fall College Tour
Nov 23, 2022

Earlier this month, 24 high school seniors from Swain County High School embarked on a statewide college tour led by ...

Ashley Bingman, Adviser Mitchell HS

Creating Your Own Path
Nov 18, 2022

Coming from a family history of virtually no one having pursued postsecondary education, I felt a desire to get a headstart on my college career.

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Peyton Johnson

Mental Health and College Access
Nov 11, 2022

During my undergraduate degree, I studied psychology.

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October Family Design Night

October Family Design Night
Nov 4, 2022

Nearly 100 families from Ashe, Burke, Swain, Wilkes, and Yancey County participated in a recent GEAR UP Family Design Night. 

EPFP GEAR UP Cohort 2022-23

EPFP GEAR UP Cohort 2022-23
Oct 26, 2022

The Educational Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a national program coordinated by the 

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Ashe College & Career Day
Oct 25, 2022

Multiple college access professionals in the High Country worked together this month to create and produce a successful event at Ashe County High School (ACHS). 

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Yannia Nordelo

Upward Bound Celebrates 50 Years! Part Five
Oct 21, 2022

In this series, we will spotlight Upward Bound students, staff, and partners as we celebrate 50 years of the program at Appalachian State University.

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GEAR UP students learn about the patient care simulators at TCCC.

Healthcare Showcase at Tri-County Community College
Oct 19, 2022

Tri-County Community College recently welcomed GEAR UP students from Robbinsville High School and Hayesville Middle School to le

Brenda Valdez

A Full Circle Moment
Sep 23, 2022

I grew up a Latina in a predominantly white community. Like many other people of color, I faced daily struggles due to the identities I held.

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Wilkes County GEAR UP staff members pose with Cool Speak motivational speaker, Joaquin Zihuatanejo. (L-R:  Kathryn Wright, Jody Freeman, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, April Marr, Kyla Kerr, and Brie Jarvis.)

Wilkes County GEAR UP Program Hosts Award-Winning Speaker
Sep 23, 2022

Today’s post was written by the Wilkes County GEAR UP team of coordinators: Kathryn Wright, Jody Freeman, Brie Jarvis, and Kyla Kerr.