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Happy National School Counseling Week!

Happy National School Counseling Week! We are so grateful for all of those who dedicate themselves to student success as counseling professionals. 2018 National School Counseling WeekTM, "School Counselors: Helping Students Reach for the Stars," will be celebrated from Feb. 5-9, 2018, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

We invite you to take part in the photo/video challenge during National School Counseling Week with these images to help promote this exciting week! 

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TACAC Conference Registration is Live! Why should you attend?

Dearest Colleagues, 

As Chair of the TACAC Conference Planning Committee, I am very excited to announce that registration for the 2018 TACAC Annual Conference is now open!  This year’s TACAC Conference will be held in Galveston, Texas at the Moody Gardens Resort.  This conference is shorter in length this year and will only be TWO fun filled days of learning on Sunday, April 22nd and Monday, April 23rd

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Calling All Bloggers!

Do you have a topic you think should be featured in the blog? Or maybe you’re looking for a way to get involved in TACAC. Maybe you have an interest in social media.

 The TACAC Communications Committee is actively looking for new members to write for the blog. Topics range from upcoming events to major trends within higher education. We want to write about topics that are important to all members within TACAC. No previous blog experience is necessary to join.  

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What is Fellows?

With the TACRAO season in full swing, you may have missed the email announcing that Fellows Applications opened. But not all of you may know about this program and how it impacts members each year. 

The Fellows Program is sponsored by the Inclusion, Access and Success committee and is designed to help admission professionals attend professional development events they may not be able to attend due to finances. 

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NACAC Kickoff!

In the admissions world, it’s all about who you know—some may be a future boss, a friend, a mentor, or even the future president elect of TACAC. But this week, some of our very own TACAC members are headed to the NACAC Conference in Boston to meet so many of our colleagues across the nation and discuss some important issues facing our field. So, who’s going to NACAC? Let’s find out!

First time attender April Marroqiun, Regional Admissions Counselor for Lamar University says that “I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn new information and resources that will allow me to be a better admissions counselor for my institution, my admissions team, and most importantly: the students that I serve.” Marroquin, who covers Southeast Houston and Central Texas for Lamar, was awarded the Imagine Grant, which has allowed for her to attend the conference this year, but that she will definitely be busy! “Tony Sarda, Assistant Director of Recruitment at Lamar University, and I have planned to cover as much territory as humanly possible during the conference. Considering drastic changes being made in the current White House administration, I am personally hoping to learn more about working with undocumented students. I also hope to bring back a renewed energy and motivation to hit the ground running for another successful year—that, and a LOT of business cards.”

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New to TACAC? What You Need to Know

On behalf of TACAC, I would like to officially welcome all of our new and returning members! While many have been a part of TACAC for a while now, we still want to share some very important information every member should know. With that said, it is only right to start with TACAC’s Vision Statement –

 TACAC develops professionals committed to providing the highest quality counseling to ensure students' access to and persistence through post-secondary education.

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