Posts From the monthly archives: "February 2016"

Curated by Amy Hammer

One of the best parts of working with soon-to-be college students is sharing personal experiences to help illustrate the experience they are about to have. This month the contributors were asked, “What is your favorite college




Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Following an afternoon of thoughtful presentations by California policy leaders,

Craig Cheslong, VP Common Sense; Jessie Ryan, VP College Opportunity; Lee Angela, CapitolAdvisors; Lupita Cortez Alcala, Exec Dir, CA Student Aid Commission; Esther Hugo, Faculty, LMU
Craig Cheslong,



Passion for working in the college environment and interacting with students during undergraduate can lead to a dedicated admissions career. Gary Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a great example.


By Yamilet Medina López


In my continued interest of all things college admissions related, this past December provided another deep reflection period for me as I listened to oral arguments during a Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin …

Q & A with Adolfo Mercado with Neelam Savla interviewing on behalf of WACAC

Over the next few months, we hope you have the opportunity to meet the dedicated professionals who make up WACAC through out WACAC Member Spotlight Series.

Tour Guide Horror Stories: Part 2


By Chris Helvajian

I have two fun stories to share with all of you this week. These fall under the motif of surprise. As always, names and colleges have been removed or changed.

Tour Interrupted
In my sophomore year I