Press Coverage

The Edge: 4 Lessons in Digital Strategy From a Year of Remote Advising

April 14, 2021 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer with Chronicle Of Higher Education, for speaks with our founder and CEO Nicole Hurd, Ph.D., about how technology has and has not helped in this past year of remote college advising.

The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled

March 19, 2021 | This American Life podcast

Ira Glass, This American Life, follows Valerie Gonzalez, a College Advising Corps adviser at Texas Christian University, as she strikes out door-to-door to make contact with her students in an effort to ensure they have access to higher education.

ABC News Nightline, Devin Dwyer Reporting

ABC News Nightline

In this ABC Nightline story, news reporter Devin Dwyer covers how the effects of COVID-19 threaten to deter America’s low-income students from their plans to enroll in college in the fall. The story features low-income and underrepresented students from across the U.S. as well as Nicole Farmer Hurd, Ph.D., founder and CEO, College Advising Corps, who speaks to this year’s potentially higher-than-normal summer melt and the devastation such a melt could have on college campuses in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Champion for Low-Income Students Gets a Boost Itself

May 21, 2018 | Inside Higher Education

Doug Lederman of Inside Higher Education highlights how our work of College Advising Corps embedding college advisers in schools with many underrepresented students has helped 300,000 enter postsecondary education. It aims to hit 1 million by 2025.

A $20 Million Gift for College

May 18, 2018 | The New York Times

David Leonhardt of The New York Times published a column featuring College Advising Corps and our Goal 2025 of enrolling 1,000,000 low-income, first-generation-college, and underrepresented students in postsecondary education.

Chapel Hill-Based College Advising Corps Gets White House Nod

September 30, 2016 - Triangle Business Journal

Triangle Business Journal, the leading provider of business news for the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC area, features College Advising Corps and its Founder and CEO, Dr. Nicole Hurd, in a piece about Dr. Hurd’s recent recognition as a White House Champion of Change for College Opportunity.

White House Honors NC-Based Leader of College Advising Nonprofit

September 30, 2016 - The News & Observer

Dr. Nicole Hurd and College Advising Corps are highlighted in this piece, which spotlights Dr. Hurd’s visit to the White House to receive the Champion of Change for College Opportunity award in recognition of her leadership and tireless work to expand opportunity for all students.

The Undervaluing of Guidance Counselors

September 16, 2016 - The Atlantic

This piece, which touches on the critical role of school counselors and nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing access to college, highlights the work of College Advising Corps and the “innovative, data-driven, and technologically savvy methods” being used to support students through the college application and admissions processes.

The Sixteen Most Innovative People in Higher Education

September 2016 - The Washington Monthly

Dr. Nicole Hurd, Founder & CEO of College Advising Corps, is named one of the most innovative people in higher education for her commitment to increasing postsecondary opportunities for our nation’s students.

K-State Program Aims to Help First-Generation College Students

August 29, 2016 - The Shawnee Dispatch (Shawnee, KS)

The launch of a new College Advising Corps partner program at Kansas State University is featured in this local news piece, which highlights the anticipated impact of the program’s six college advisers as they begin to help students in Olathe, Overland Park and Kansas City navigate the college application process.