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Keep the Gratitude Going

  • November 30, 2020

Traci Flowers Deerfield High School November is a month when we think about gratitude. In our November newsletters to students, we tell them it is an excellent opportunity to thank the teachers and counselors who worked hard to write their…

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Minutes in a Sec – September 2020

  • November 30, 2020

The “Minutes in a Sec” memo, a compilation of motions passed and highlights from our recent Executive Board meetings, is an effort to keep our membership more informed. As always, our Meeting Minutes are available at Meeting Minutes & Reports for…

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Undocumented Students

Small Action, Big Change

  • November 30, 2020

Sara Espinosa Illinois Student Assistance Commission Often, we wonder what we can do to help others, particularly our students. We think and plan for the many things that we could do to enact change to better serve our unique student…

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Giving Thanks for ICF Volunteers

  • November 30, 2020

Betsy Stevens University of Pittsburgh The Illinois College Fair Committee wants to extend a thank you to everyone who participated in the Virtual College Exploration for all Illinois Students this past fall. From the colleges and universities that presented, to…

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Calling People IN, not OUT

  • November 30, 2020

Jill Diaz My College Summit It has been an emotional few weeks for us all. Tensions were high earlier this month as we all waited on baited breath for election results while also facing serious pandemic fatigue. We watched people…

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Member Spotlight: November 2020

  • November 30, 2020

This month's Member Spotlight features Rio Saucedo, High School Admission Representative at College of DuPage. How long have you worked in counseling? 18 years How did you get into counseling? My first job in Admissions was a student worker and…

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SI Turned New Counselor Institute

  • October 29, 2020

Derek Brinkley Columbia College Chicago Sarah Goldman University of Oregon Maira Rodriguez Marquette University The last couple of months have been tough, but we keep finding joy in the little things. As the co-chairs of the Summer Institute committee, we…

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Addressing Trauma in the College Essay

  • October 29, 2020

Cody Dailey Victor J. Andrew High School By the time you read this, many students will have (hopefully!) submitted their college applications and essays. However, with regular decision deadlines still around the corner, I felt it's still relevant to share…

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Reflections from Two NACAC Conference First Timers

  • October 29, 2020

Jessica Avila-Cuevas College of DuPage There is always a first time for everything. This was my first time as a NACAC attendee during its first Virtual Conference. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has set a number of unprecedented…

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