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Saying goodbye (to my students).

As I write this, I’m in a pretty weird place mentally.  I honestly haven’t planned this post out at all and don’t know what to say.  But today deserves recognition.  With my term of service with College Possible at an end and all of our end-of-year celebrations over, I can’t help but think about what… Continue reading Saying goodbye (to my students).

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Great Stories Part VIII: Family First

There are always some students that really impress us with their dedication to certain aspects of their life.  E is one of those students for me.  He was in my portfolio at the beginning of the year as an unenrolled student, so I really wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of responsiveness from him,… Continue reading Great Stories Part VIII: Family First

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Great Stories Part VII: Being a Friend

S is one of those students that is completely dedicated to College Possible and the people in it, especially since CP supported his brother when he needed it the most.  S is also a naturally friendly, happy, energetic person and is always a fantastic student to talk to.  Whenever I asked if he was willing… Continue reading Great Stories Part VII: Being a Friend

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Great Stories Part V: The Best Version of Yourself

S is a student that is almost impossible not to like. Friendly, responsive (mostly), easy to talk to, and genuinely excited to have College Possible in his life. Like most freshman, the beginning of S’s college experience was towing the line in terms of where he should best spend his time, especially living in the… Continue reading Great Stories Part V: The Best Version of Yourself

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Great Stories part IV: It’s more than just college.

“As college coaches, we want to see our students succeed in college. However, it’s no secret that college is hard and life gets in the way. With that in mind, our primary job is to be the support system that our students need, even if that means they will have to leave school for whatever… Continue reading Great Stories part IV: It’s more than just college.

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Great Stories part III: No plans.

“M was never the most responsive student via text, but whenever I was visiting Madison and set aside some time to meet up with my students, he would always be there, so we formed our relationship in brief meetings which had that much more personal face-to-face kind of interaction. Since this is rare for most college… Continue reading Great Stories part III: No plans.

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Great Stories part II: False alarm.

“It took a couple months, but eventually I finally managed to contact O. I knew she was pregnant based on her Senior Transition Questions, which I had assumed would complicate things when it came to getting her into school soon. To my surprise, in our first conversation she was completely open with me about preparing… Continue reading Great Stories part II: False alarm.