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The Way I See It: Favorite College Memories

The Way I See It: Favorite College Memories

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...
The Power of Paper in Today’s Technological Age

The Power of Paper in Today’s Technological Age

As schools adopt laptop/tablet programs it is important to remember the power of paper. While computers provide amazing opportunities for students to discover and explore beyond the brick and mortar walls of the classroom, a simple piece of paper is...
Presidential Ponderings from 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 …
Back to School

Back to School

“Back to school, to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight, I hope I don’t get in a fight!” Although a quote from Billy Madison may not seem like …
My 50th First Day of School

My 50th First Day of School

Since Mrs. Loomis’ kindergarten class at Parkway Elementary School in Fall 1963, through and including last Monday, August 26, 2013 at Santa Monica College, I have celebrated, and I do mean celebrated, 50 straight “First Days of School”.  I have …