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I returned from the NACAC conference in Columbus, OH last night.  I find myself completely energized by the conversations that I heard and inspired by the work of my colleagues being done around the world.  It felt like everything was …

This may not be an appropriate way to start my first presidential blog.  It might be better to trend toward a pep talk with a #squadgoals. However, we are amongst friends and so in choosing transparency I’d like to start …

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By Ed Devine

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

May 1, the sacred day of our profession.  It marks what some think a finish line, an end point to a quest, the culmination …

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By Ed Devine

White House Reach Higher Initiative – California Style
Unprecedented Partnership Will Drive the Mission

First Lady, Michelle Obama, created the Reach Higher Initiative to encourage every student in America to take charge of their post-secondary education plans.  …

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By Ed Devine

Second semester is in full swing!  As college freshmen are re-inserting themselves into their new communities, along with their seasoned friends from the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior class, we hope they find their connections and are turning …

By Ed Devine

Are we “Turning the Tide?”  Creating lockers full of hope and fairness?  Testing for something new?  Or just putting lipstick on a pig?

Many enmeshed in the world of college admissions are rightly exclaiming “Our poor junior …

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By Ed Devine

Wow…the ease of summer is a distant memory. We have already completed three weeks of the fall recruitment season, and on the eve of the San Diego NACAC Conference, it seems like the treadmill never shut off. …

Here We Go Again – President’s Blog

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As we launch into a new school year, I hope your batteries are charged and ready to engage a new class.  As college seekers begin the whirlwind that is their senior year, it is always wise to remember that this …

Peggy

At the National College Fair in San Francisco last weekend, I was reminded of the collegiality and ongoing cycle of our work. Moving from table to table, high school counselors commented on their seniors who had just committed to the …