Thursday, February 14, 2013

Topical Discussion: Creating a College Going Culture

We've got another Topical Discussion coming up in 2 weeks.Participants will be meeting in Southern Oregon to network and talk about ways that we can build a college going culture in our schools, nonprofit organizations, and communities.

So what comes next? You've created the culture. You're fostering it. Your students want to pursue postsecondary education. Are your students prepared to select an institution of higher education that will support them and their success? Are you working with your students to find the best fit for them and their academic, social, and financial needs?

If you believe that helping a student find the "best fit" college is a primary driver in their ability to succeed, and you're looking for a place to start, consider Dr. Patrick O'Connor's advice: "now is the time to introduce Colleges That Change Lives to your aspiring college seekers."

Read the full article on the Counselor's Corner blog and learn about how this book can help students begin to define what college qualities will help them to succeed.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Oregon's Inaugural College Application Week Sent Applications to 28 States

Oregon students submitted hundreds of applications to colleges and universities around the country.
Seven pilot sites participated in Oregon's first-ever College Application Week, December 3-14. Through a series of special events and dedicated opportunities to work on their admissions applications,

394 seniors and GED candidates submitted
583 applications to
111 colleges and universities in
28 states.

Oregon institutions received more than four times the number of applications as institutions in other states (no surprise there - the vast majority of college students attend schools less than 100 miles from home!).

Monday, January 14, 2013

January's Topical Discussion - Available to Watch!

If you missed January's Topical Discussion, "Helping Students to Prepare for College Admission and Scholarship Applications," you're in luck! A recording of the session is available for your viewing (and learning!) pleasure. You can access the hour-long panel discussion, featuring experts in the field, by clicking on this link.

Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Program Spotlight: Central Oregon Community College

Here in Oregon's CACG office, we absolutely love it when our grant recipients share the fruits of their labor. We were thrilled to receive the following video from Central Oregon Community College, highlighting STRIVE, their summer program for Native students.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CACG Projects in the News

We love it when local media sees the work you're doing and shares it with the community. And we love to then share it with you. Check out this great news segment about Southern Oregon University's Academia Latina.