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NACAC Recap

Hello WACAC Members: It’s been over a month since hundreds of us attended the National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, where we gathered to share ideas and deepen professional relationships. As your Executive Board and elected Delegates, our work at NACAC included...

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What is happening in California?

What is happening in California?

By GRAC It’s a few weeks before the California elections so I am sure everyone is REALLY excited about laws and bills and policy! Right? Well, here is an update from NACAC on what is going on at the federal and local levels. If you have any questions or thoughts, feel...

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Changing the Perception – Indirectly

Changing the Perception – Indirectly

Noor Haddad, College Counselor Collegewise I’ve been struggling with the question – what’s your dream? Ever since I read Nikki’s blog post and was inspired and humbled by it, I have been thinking about the question on a daily basis and wondering why it was so...

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Helicopter Educators

Helicopter Educators

By Amy Pimentel, Financial Aid Outreach Specialist College of the Sequoias   There’s been much discussion around the role of helicopter parents and overparenting, but I see high school and postsecondary institutions doing a lot of handholding and doing whatever it...

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WACAC  in Sacramento and D.C.!

WACAC in Sacramento and D.C.!

By Alyson Tom and Amy Brennen   WACAC's Government Relations and Advocacy Committee (GRAC) celebrated yet another successful Sacramento legislative conference, where even more WACAC members learned to advocate for themselves and their students.  During February 5th...

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The Financial Aid Talk

The Financial Aid Talk

By Amy Pimentel Financial Aid Outreach Specialist from the College of the Sequoias Community College, state college, and private college students have two things in common: one, they are chasing dreams; two, they worry about money. Granted, there’s the group of...

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DEA’s Lobbying 101

DEA’s Lobbying 101

By Lisa Sohmer, Consultant Sohmer College Counseling   Election days in 2016 and 2017 have, with great clarity, shown us the value and importance of interacting with our elected officials.  Living in the United States offers us the freedom to reach out to our...

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WACAC Community Comes Together

WACAC Community Comes Together

By Stacy Kadesh Stacy Kadesh and Associates College Consulting In November WACAC members came to the aid of Northern California students whose college application preparations were severely impacted by the wildfires. Numerous events were hosted by local high schools...

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Student Mental Health: “Is Everything OK?”

Student Mental Health: “Is Everything OK?”

Noor Haddad, College Counselor Collegewise Mental health for high school students has been something I've made a significant effort to learn more about. Many of the students I work with have struggled with it, and are still struggling. When I ask them questions about...

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