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Shop Our Valentine’s Day Merch Sale

Get in on our Valentine’s Day sales, running now until the end of February.

Re-live your amazing experience in Salt Lake City and get a free NACAC teddy bear with any purchase of 2018 National Conference gear.

Share the love with NACAC’s two-for-one drink special. Buy a Moscow mule mug or a campfire mug and get one free.

Cuddle up this Valentine’s Day. NACAC teddy bears, without the purchase of Salt Lake City gear, are half price with the code: SWEETHEART19.

Shop and enjoy because NACAC loves you BEAR-y much!

Ashley Dobson is NACAC’s communications manager for content and social media. You can reach her at adobson@nacacnet.org.

Brian Coleman Named School Counselor of the Year

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Congratulations to NACAC member Brian Coleman, the 2019 School Counselor of the Year.

The American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) School Counselor of the Year award “honors professionals who devote their careers to advocating for the nation’s students and addressing their academic and social/emotional development and college and career readiness needs.”

Coleman, a school counselor and counseling department chair at Jones College Prep in Chicago, IL, has worked to make sure his school takes a holistic approach to counseling.

“As a school with college in our name, there tends to be a great deal of focus and energy placed exclusively on students’ college and postsecondary planning processes,” Coleman told ASCA. “However, we have worked to create a broader awareness that students’ holistic well-being is just as important to their current and future successes.”

Coleman was honored by Jill Biden at a ceremony Friday in Washington, DC.

“It can be so hard to be a teenager. We’ve all been there. It can be so hard to know where you fit in and where you fit in to your community, especially as you plan your future. But Brian gives his students confidence in their abilities. He helps them find the best in themselves, and he pushes them to reach higher,” Biden said.

“He represents the best of this profession, but he’s certainly not alone.”

Learn more about Coleman and watch a livestream from the SCOY award ceremony.

Ashley Dobson is NACAC’s communications manager for content and social media. You can reach her at adobson@nacacnet.org.

Facebook Live: Join Us to Talk International Student Recruitment in the US

Interested in learning more about international student recruitment in the US?

We’ll be broadcasting via Facebook Live on Thursday, Jan. 31 with EducationUSA’s branch chief Fred Boll. Tune in at noon ET to learn more about EducationUSA resources and priorities, as well as strategies to attract qualified students to the US.

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#NACACreads: Join Us for a Discussion of ‘Becoming’

You’ve no doubt heard all about Michelle Obama’s record-breaking and emotional memoir, Becoming.

There are so many takeaways and lessons in the book for college admission counselors and professionals that we are thrilled to announce a special edition of our #NACACreads Twitter chat focused on the book.

Together with Reach Higher, we will host a discussion surrounding the former first lady’s own journey to college, her experience as a first-generation student, the importance of diversity on campus, and the role college counselors play.

“At its essence, Becoming is a story about the power of perseverance and of believing in yourself. As educators and advocates, we all know students with their own ‘becoming’ stories; we just have to help them fulfill their potential and see their own power,” said Stephanie Owens, Reach Higher’s director of programs.

Share your own insights during our #NACACreads chat on March 19. The hour-long discussion will kick off on Twitter at 9 p.m. ET.

Haven’t checked out the book yet? Read or listen to an excerpt about Michelle Obama’s college search.

Ashley Dobson is NACAC’s communications manager for content and social media. You can reach her at adobson@nacacnet.org.

Facebook Live: Join Us to Talk About NACAC’s Advocacy Efforts

Wondering how you can play a role in NACAC’s advocacy efforts?

We’ll be broadcasting via Facebook Live on Tuesday, Jan 22 with Jim Fowler, NACAC Government Relations Committee chair and vice president for enrollment management at Salve Regina University (RI). Tune in at noon ET to learn more about the work of the Government Relations Committee, Fowler’s journey to his role as chair, and NACAC’s policy priorities.

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