Collegiate Recovery: The Texas Trip

We had a great two day tour of The Ranch at Dove Tree (RDT) and the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR) in Lubbock, Texas. We were really excited when we were invited to attend a “celebration of recovery meeting” with over 100 people our first night there. We watched students receive chips from sponsors, parents, and … Read More

Having Autism and Choosing a College

At The Price Group, we often have parents reach out for our assistance with their adolescent or young adult children, with high functioning autism, for help with day school, boarding school or college placement.  The profiles of many of these students is they are extremely bright, with a deep, particular interest in one or two subjects, and yet with a … Read More

College Campuses and Non Stranger Rapes

At the recommendation of one of our educational consulting colleagues, I just finished reading Missoula: Rape and The Justice System in a College Town, by John Krakauer. I rarely read non fiction books except those that are directly related to mental health issues, dealing with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, attachment, and/or addiction. However, this book was very well written and … Read More

Darcie goes to Indiana

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 – Butler University. The leaves had begun to change on this charming urban, yet tucked away Indianapolis campus. I drove separately from my colleagues on the charter bus, so I arrived a few minutes early. The staff was very warm and enthusiastic about welcoming us to Butler University. Prior to this tour, when I thought of Butler … Read More

Graduates

Minorities and first generation college students often start out with very high hopes and expectations. As they encounter difficulties and a poor grade or demanding professor, the natural tendency is to move from a place of excitement and competence to a place of shame:  I thought I could move beyond my poverty and move up, but I don’t have the … Read More

The Perfect “U”

Last week, May and I attended the Small Boarding Schools Association (SBSA) conference.  There was a panel of speakers, all in college admissions, from NC schools that included High Point University, Salem College, Wake Forest University, and UNC Chapel Hill.  WOW!  What a diversity of colleges in terms of size, prestige, private vs. public, elite vs. not.  They all spoke about … Read More

Louise Speaks at Rotary about the Importance of Apprenticeships

Louise had the opportunity to speak to the West Columbia Rotary Club on Friday morning. Her topic was the importance of apprenticeships and how to encourage students at Glenforest School to be more involved. She referenced this article below in her speech to the group.   Apprenticeships: An old idea finds a new purpose By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ New York … Read More

Travels with Louise to Idaho & Montana Day 1

Hello all! It’s Louise here and I’m traveling again. Unfortunately, due to a family issue, May Peach is not with me this week.  I am traveling with two other educational consultants, one from California and one from New York.  Yesterday we arrived in Spokane, Washington and traveled to the beautiful college town of Coeur d’ Alene.  We spent about two hours touring … Read More