Mattie McManus, adviser Freedom High School

It's Okay to Change Your Mind
Jun 17, 2024

1000 patient care hours. That was all that stood between me and my goal of becoming a physician assistant.

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Katherine Minton, adviser Alexander Central High School

“I don’t know…”
May 20, 2024

I stayed pretty consistent with my answer whenever I was asked what I wanted to do with my life, “I don’t know” with an uneasy laugh.

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Gabby Galvan, adviser North Henderson High School

Because We Have a Purpose
May 13, 2024

Growing up in a multicultural household provided me with a unique perspective, seamlessly transitioning between two worlds until my introduction to elementary school.

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Alex Rangel

How Advising Guided Me
Sep 9, 2022

I attended the orientation for my master’s program last week.

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Dr. Tracy Smith leads an activity focused on community resilience at Cane River MS with GEAR UP students

Mapping for Resiliency
Aug 5, 2022

Last fall, Appalachian GEAR UP identified ten faculty members from colleges across the region to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Teaching For Community

College Advising Corps advisers and students in Western North Carolina.

How College Advising Corps is filling the college counselor gap and helping students prepare for life after high school
Jun 13, 2022

Lyric Larson graduated from Caldwell Early College High School last month and is headed to Western Carolina University this fall with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation...

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Alisa Cruz-Mendez

Upward Bound Student Featured in Local Art Installation
Jun 13, 2022

Alisa Cruz-Mendez, an intern of TOSS, is a STEAM advocate based in Morganton, NC.

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CAP Student, Riley Hollars

A conversation with CAP Student, Riley Hollars
May 31, 2022

Riley Hollars, a Watauga High School rising junior shares with us some recent, valuable accomplishments and opportunities helped made possible by College Access Partnerships...

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GEAR UP students visit Appalachian State University. Campus visits resumed last month after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic restrictions.

Campus Visits as Predictors of Postsecondary Enrollment: Implementation and Lessons Learned
May 18, 2022

By M. Corinne Smith, Ross Gosky, Jui-Teng Li, Amanda Whittington, & Kim Logan



GEAR UP Students Converge at Appalachian State STEAM Expo
May 2, 2022

On Thursday, April 28, nearly 600 GEAR UP students converged on the campus of Appal

Jennifer Salazar-Sanchez

Upward Bound Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Salazar-Sanchez
May 1, 2022

What dreams for your life and career do you have?

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Hannah Adcox

Upward Bound Alumni Spotlight: Hannah Adcox
May 1, 2022

Upward Bound students come from a variety of backgrounds and have faced both personal and academic challenges.

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