College students should learn to expect the unexpected

Of the questions that preoccupy incoming college students — financial, scheduling, housing, belonging — advisors report that the choice of major and career path is the most anxiety-inducing. After all, isn’t choosing the right major the ticket to a successful career and life? Unfortunately, most students feel undue pressure to discover the perfect major.

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Seamless Counseling Is Focus of May Conference in New London

“Seamless Counseling: The Cutting Edge of Access to and Success in Higher Education” will be the topic of CHERE’s May 14 conference at U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.  

Strategies and programs to help high school seniors get into an appropriate higher educational institution, survive the “summer before” and once enrolled, succeed toward graduation.  Finding the balance between “seamless counseling” and “seamless enabling.”  Community-based and campus-based programs in Connecticut from New London, Hartford and Bridgeport, and a program in Providence, will be featured. 

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Congress recognizes dedication to improving lives

David Johnston of the Connecticut-based Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) has been selected as a 2013 Angels in Adoption award recipient. The award is given on behalf of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) to those who have demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children in need of permanent, loving homes.

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