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February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (EST) - Facebook LIVE discussion 

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March 3, 2018, 10:00 am 3:00 pm

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1520 Slater Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28301

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Top 5 Blog Posts

Thanks, but no thanks: How to say no

April 2, 2017

May 1 is right around the corner.  In the college admissions world, that is an important date, the National Candidates Reply Date, in which rising college freshmen let the colleges know if they plan to attend their institution in the fall. You have made your decision; the housing and enrollment dep…

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Guilford College: Walking the walk and talking the talk

August 6, 2016

When I mentioned my recent college tour of 12 colleges in five and a half days, one of my friends asked, "Why do you travel so much?"   I love talking about what I do, so this was the perfect opening to expound upon the benefits to my students of all my college visits. Professional associations for …

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In her own words: The first year

July 26, 2016

I love the work I do!  No, I really, really love the work I do!  Guiding young people through the transition from high school to college is amazing, challenging, exciting and frustrating at different times. One of the best parts of my work is staying in touch with my students after they matriculate …

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Third semester and moving forward

July 19, 2016

One of the best parts of being an independent educational consultant is following the college careers of my students. Students accessing college is great, but I’m always concerned about the retention and graduation rates reported. A recent report by the Education Trust, Rising Tide: Do College Gra…

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Local Career Gem

May 30, 2016

Recently, I have had several conversations with parents who expressed concern about the possible career paths of their middle and high school students.  Some parents lament that their students are too young to make career choices; others feel that some students' choices are unrealistic.  One way…

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