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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Kenley Jackson, Adviser at Alleghany High School

What The CAC Has Done For Me: What the CAC Has Allowed Me to Be
May 7, 2024

For a moment I would like to tell you a story about a girl’s journey from self-doubt to unshakeable confidence and how it is a testament to the transformative power of det

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Kathleen Harb

Upward Bound Celebrates 50 Years! Part One
Nov 11, 2021

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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Joseph Wheeler

Perspectives Features Join 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. 

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Educational Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)

EPFP Announces 2021-2022 Cohort
Oct 25, 2021

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

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.

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Noah Hedrick

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 c

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YES FAFSA Workshop

CAP Programs Collaborate During FAFSA Kickoff
Oct 7, 2021

Young Eisner Scholars (YES) Program Director, Susan Saule, contributes to today’s post by sharing how a recent FAFSA workshop provided the perfect opportunity for collabo

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Solar car built during a recent GEAR UP Family Design Night

Creating Opportunities through GEAR UP Family Design Nights
Oct 4, 2021

Today’s post was written by GEAR UP Academic Innovation Specialist Jessica Stockham.


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 serving with the Col

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Phoebe Thompson

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 back in the vortex of a...

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Best-selling author and North Carolina native, Robert Beatty presents to students from Swain, Clay, and Graham in the Smoky Mountain National Park.

Students Meet with Local Author
Aug 11, 2021

Swain County GEAR UP Coordinator, Taylor Dodge, takes over the blog today to tell us all about how she helped to inspire students during summer school with the help of a...