COLLEGE APPLICATION AND EXPLORATION MONTH 2022
Recap with NiswongerCARE!
September was a VERY busy month for NiswongerCARE because it’s: COLLEGE APPLICATION MONTH! Here at NCARE the Advisors participate in all the Path 2 College Events. Once the Advisors began their new school year, they all hit the ground running with planning their school’s events. Since the culture is different in every school NCARE serves, that also means every event will look different! It’s exciting to see what each high school does to implement a college going culture for their students. NiswongerCARE’s role in this is by helping their students create their own college going mindset. Since College Application Month is a National Event, many colleges will also join in the festivities. They do this by offering an opportunity for students to apply to their school for FREE! This creates excitement for seniors, which helps give them more motivation to apply to college. NCARE Advisors encourage their seniors to take advantage of this opportunity, and also assist them in applying by planning their College Application Month Events. Discover what NiswongerCARE’s high schools were up to in September in the pictures below!
THEC/TSAC encouraged everyone in TN to share why they think seniors should apply to college with the #WhyApply on social media. Here are NiswongerCARE's thoughts on why you should apply to college!
COLLEGE APPLICATION MONTH EVENTS
Check out all of the fun events NiswongerCARE, Counselors, Administrators, and Colleges put together for their students!
EVEN MORE FUN EVENTS!
NCARE held TN Promise Scholarship & college applicationworkshops, college fairs, and more!
NCAN NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022!
NCAN CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA
NiswongerCARE staff, Alyssa Rice and Anita Kilbourne Greer took part in the National NCAN Conference in Atlanta, September 12-14, 2022. This year’s conference theme was “Advancing the Right to Postsecondary Attainment” and the speakers and session leaders shared valuable information that was inspiring and motivating. Thanks to NCAN for a great event!
THANKS TO NCAN!
Alyssa is a CARE Advisor serving Dobyns-Bennett High School, as well as a CARE Mentor assisting fellow advisors. Anita is Associate Director of the program.
NISWONGERCARE 2022-2023 STAFF UPDATES
Read below for new updates!
MEET NISWONGERCARE'S 2022-2023 STAFF!
Meet NiswongerCARE’s 2022-2023 staff! NCARE is so excited to start serving their schools and have been training all summer long to bring their best to the new school year. NiswongerCARE is ready to serve every student by mentoring and guiding their students with their post-secondary endeavors!
MEET NISWONGERCARE'S NEW ADVISORS!
There are two new additions to NiswongerCARE’s team: Shannon Sands and Katlyn Jones. Katlyn is NCARE’S Carson-Newman University Counseling part-time Advisor and she will be serving Morristown East High School. Shannon is a full time CARE Advisor and she will be serving Morristown West, Cosby, and Cherokee High Schools. Katlyn and Shannon have been shadowing the veteran Advisors to gain hands-on experience for their roles.
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Along with the new school year NiswongerCARE has a few staff updates!
First of all, there has been a change in the Social Media Coordinator position. Emily Emerick started her position in July of 2021, and has now begun her second year running NiswongerCARE’s social media pages and this year she will be running the NiswongerCARE website. You can find NCARE’s social media handles here.
LEARNING RESOURCE COORDINATOR
Heidi Armstong-Dyer is NiswongerCARE’s Learning Resource Coordinator. She started this role in 2021 and has provided various resources for the NCARE staff. Heidi makes sure to stay up to date with changes from: colleges, scholarships, state updates, and more! This allows the NiswongerCARE staff to accurately provide the correct information for their students’ important decisions.
In 2021, NiswongerCARE had a major staff change. This led to two new changes; shadowing and mentoring. The new NCARE Advisors had the opportunity to shadow the veteran Advisors to help them start strong in their new positions. After the school year started, two Advisors earned another title: NiswongerCARE Mentor. Emily Emerick and Alyssa Gibson Rice were appointed to mentor and assist the new NCARE Advisors. One day out of their week is for this Mentor role. Emily and Alyssa were a resource for the Advisors who didn’t have experience in this role. They assisted with Path to College events, TN Promise Scholarship and FAFSA workshops, and much more! NiswongerCARE has decided to continue this mentoring program for the 2022-2023 school year.