February 17, 2021

  1. PCACAC in the News
  2. Leadership Education Webinar - Series Two
  3. Rural & Small Town SIG
  4. NACAC Virtual Fairs
  5. Counselor Resource Center
  6. AmazonSmile
  7. PCACAC Giving
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  9. Calendar of Events
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PCACAC in the News...

 President-Elect (2020-2021), James B. Massey, Jr., made an appearance on the Today Show, with a shout out to the Terps! 

Robyn Lady was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal! You do need to have a subscription to read the entire article.

Leadership Education Webinar -
Series Two, Session 5
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Institutional Priorities

Panelists will discuss the many varying (and often conflicting) priorities that colleges face in recruiting and enrolling a class, how colleges determine and address those priorities, and how they ultimately impact how school counselors advise their students and address their own priorities as counselors. Register here.


Scott Anderson, Senior Director, Common Application (VA)
Barbara Conner, Director of College Counseling, Foxcroft School (VA)
Calvin Wise, Director of Recruitment, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Doug Zander, Executive Director of Admissions, University of Delaware (DE)

Moderated by Damian Garcia, Glenelg Country School (MD)

Rural and Small Town SIG Workshop

You are cordially invited to PCACAC's first ever Rural and Small Town Special Interest Group (SIG) Workshop. Grab a cup of coffee and join us on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 8:30am -12:00pm for laid back and engaging conversations with colleagues from rural and small town populations within the PCACAC region. 

8:30am - Welcome & Coffee Chat
We'll start off the day with a chat and welcome from PCACAC President Rebekah LaPlante.

9:00am - Demystifying the College Admissions Process
Learn how to demystify the college admissions process, especially in these uncertain times.

9:50am - Paying for College
Brian Weingart, Senior Director of Financial Aid from the Higher Education Policy Commission/College Foundation of West Virginia, will discuss paying for college and opportunities of which students can take advantage.

10:40am - Gap Year/Community College Conversation
We’ll have an open conversation regarding the topic of “the gap year” and alternative routes to four-year institutions.

11:20am - Student Panel
Hear from student representatives who have experienced some of the very topics that will be discussed throughout the morning.

Register HERE and the Zoom link and dial-in will be sent with your confirmation.

NACAC Virtual College Fairs

Find us at Learn more about this new initiative here.









Counselor Resource Center: 

Share Your Wisdom! The Counselor Resource Committee is seeking your favorite resources! We welcome any resources (websites, presentations, books, blogs, articles) that would help educators to support students, including, but not limited to:

Underrepresented students     CBOs
Rural students                         Financial Aid
BIPOC students                      College Essays
LGBTQIA+ students                College Process
Undocumented students         Scholarships
International students

The information will be compiled and shared with PCACAC members! Thanks in advance for your contributions! Please send your resources to Kathleen Martin

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