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Presidential Pontifications with Peggy Hock

Presidential Pontifications with Peggy Hock

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 …
Presidential Pontifications

Presidential Pontifications

For high school seniors, the wait is over; admissions decisions are in hand. College admissions staff are now waiting to see who will accept their offers. Will that student whose essay was passed around the office and brightened our day …
Presidential Pontifications with Peggy Hock

Presidential Pontifications with Peggy Hock

As I write this, I am awaiting the arrival of this year’s District Directions participants, the middle and high school counselors from the Vista Unified School District near San Diego. Of the many endeavors through which WACAC supports professionals who...
Presidential Pontifications with Peggy Hock

Presidential Pontification with Peggy Hock

In the halls, on Facebook, email and Twitter, the conversation on Halloween wasn’t about what costume to wear. It was a refrain of “how are you doing with November 1? How many early letters are you writing this year?” I …
Presidential Pontifications with Peggy Hock

Presidential Pontifications with Peggy Hock

My students’ stories are sometimes hard to hear. There is the pain in the voice of the student recounting that he is one of the hidden homeless and in the voice of the student recounting the impulsive bad decision that …
Presidential Pontifications with Peggy Hock

Presidential Ponderings from Peggy Hock

The rhythm of the school year calendar is one of the elements of college admissions counseling that I most enjoy. Each season brings a different set of priorities to my office and the start of each new school year brings …