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NCAN News
Thursday, June 11, 2020
NCAN's Commitment to Systemic Change »
At NCAN, we have been filled with anger, grief, and new resolve as we've witnessed historic protests around the country in...
Monday, May 18, 2020
Ascendium Vice President Joins NCAN’s Board of Directors »
In late April, the NCAN board of directors voted unanimously to appoint Amy Kerwin to its ranks. NCAN is pleased to welc...
Monday, March 16, 2020
NCAN Staff Providing Virtual Office Hours to Members »
Although many things about people's and organizations’ daily lives are in limbo at the moment, NCAN and its staff remain a...
Monday, March 16, 2020
COVID-19 & College Access and Success: A Message From NCAN's Director of Member & Partner Engagement »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement "The work of equity requires us to slow down in the m...
Monday, March 9, 2020
To & Through Advising Challenge Panels Draw Partners in the Field, Emphasize Data »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis Last month, dozens of K-12 and higher education...
Monday, March 2, 2020
NCAN Releases Report Highlighting Big Ideas for Changing K-12 Advising »
For two years, NCAN’s work with 20 school districts and partner organizations during the To & Through Advising Challe...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Video: Tips for Submitting a Top-Notch Presentation Proposal for NCAN's 2020 Conference »
The call for proposals for the NCAN National Conference is here! We’ve recorded a webinar to offer tips and tricks for s...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
NCAN Rebrands to Highlight Attainment Mission and Mark Start of 25th Year »
Today, I’m delighted to announce NCAN’s change of name from the National College Access Network to the National College...
Monday, January 27, 2020
4 Benefits To Attending NCAN's Spring Institutes »
Do you know what NCAN's Spring Institutes are (formerly known as Spring Training)? Well, as the member services associate...
Monday, January 20, 2020
NCAN Receives Grant From Travelers Foundation »
NCAN has received a $100,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation , the charitable arm of Travelers. The grant will suppor...
Friday, January 17, 2020
NCAN Welcomes 3 New Staff Members »
The start of the new year brought some exciting changes for NCAN. Earlier this month, we welcomed not one, not two, but t...
Monday, November 4, 2019
6 Ways NCAN’s New Strategic Plan Benefits Members »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement Strategic plans can be filled with some pretty inspiri...
Monday, November 4, 2019
NCAN Unveils New Strategic Plan to Membership »
Despite some progress, large equity gaps persist in postsecondary access and attainment, with students from low-income hig...
Monday, October 28, 2019
NCAN Members Advocate to Great Success »
Reminder: You can now apply for the next cohort of Member Advocacy Grants . The application deadline is Nov. 5. Over...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
NCAN Announces New Advocacy Grant Opportunity for Members »
The National College Access Network is pleased to launch this opportunity for our members to engage in advocacy work in hi...
Monday, September 30, 2019
NCAN 2019 Conference: Attendee Stat Breakdown »
The 2019 national conference in Indianapolis was my fifth NCAN conference. As the database administrator at NCAN, I get to...
Friday, September 27, 2019
NCAN’s 2018-19 Roundup for Members and Supporters »
During NCAN’s national conference in Indianapolis last week, I had the chance to update many of you about NCAN’s work duri...
Monday, September 23, 2019
5 Cities Receive Awards for FAFSA Completion Challenge Efforts »
The winners of the 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge were revealed at the 2019 NCAN National Conference in Indianapolis....
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Great Lakes Bay CCRC's Renee Aumock Wins 2019 College Access Staff Member Award of Excellence »
Mawi Asgedom, president of Mawi Learning, presented the 2019 Dr. David B. Swedlow Memorial College Access Staff Member Awa...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Crosby Scholars Community Partnership Wins 2019 College Access Organization Award of Excellence »
Nate Easley, the new president of the NCAN board of directors, presents the College Access Organization Award of Excellenc...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Cleveland State University’s (Re)Connect to College Program Wins 2019 To & Through Award »
Jennifer Mulhern of The College Board presents the 2019 To & Through Award of Excellence to Stephanie Bunsey of College No...
Monday, September 16, 2019
College Possible’s Jim McCorkell Wins 2019 Executive Leadership Award of Excellence »
Steve Smith, an NCAN board member and CEO of Intellispark, presents the 2019 Executive Leadership Award of Excellence to J...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation President and CEO, Receives 2019 Champion of College Access Award »
President of the NCAN board of directors and President and CEO of the Travelers Foundation Marlene Ibsen presents Lumina F...
Monday, September 9, 2019
Make Sure You Do These 7 Things at #NCAN2019 »
The 2019 NCAN National Conference  – "Racing Toward Postsecondary Success" – is right around the corner (Sept. 16-18...
Thursday, August 29, 2019
2019 NCAN Conference Preview: Host City Sessions and Speakers »
T-minus two weeks until the start of the 2019 NCAN National Conference, Racing Toward Postsecondary Success . We’re looki...
Monday, August 19, 2019
Top 10 Reasons to Register for the NCAN Conference »
In case you needed any reminders about why you should register for the NCAN conference (Sept. 16-18 in Indianapolis), he...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Insider’s Guide to What to Do and Eat In Indianapolis During #NCAN2019 »
If you’ve wondered how to spend your free time during the NCAN conference Sept. 16-18, we’ve got you! Read on and contempl...
Monday, July 15, 2019
NCAN Hosts First FAFSA Completion Institute »
On July 10 and 11, NCAN hosted its first #FormYourFuture FAFSA Completion Institute. More than 150 college access advocate...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
NCAN Receives NASFAA Award for Financial Aid Research, Campaigns »
Earlier today, NCAN was awarded the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award at the National Association of Student Financial Ai...
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
New Initiative Will Help NCAN Members (and the Field) Better Understand Program Outcomes »
The National College Access Network is undertaking a new project to help up to 50 of its member organizations better under...
Monday, November 5, 2018
NCAN Welcomes 13 Wisconsin School Districts Through Great Lakes ‘Text Steps’ Project »
By  Zenia Henderson , Director of Member & Partner Engagement On Sept. 12, 2018, Great Lakes Higher Educ...
Friday, October 5, 2018
PA Secretary of Education, FSA Official, AASCU President Take the Stage at NCAN’s 2018 Conference »
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Bob McCann, UBS Americas Chairman, Receives 2018 Champion of College Access Award »
Bob McCann, Chairman of UBS Americas, received the 2018 Bob Craves Champion of College Access Award yesterday at the Natio...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Goddard Riverside's Options Center Wins 2018 College Access Organization Award of Excellence »
The Options Center at Goddard Riverside Community Center received the College Access Organization Award of Excellence to...
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
TCASN’s Bob Obrohta Wins 2018 Executive Leadership Award of Excellence »
Bob Obrohta, executive director of the  Tennessee College Access and Success Network  (TCASN), re...

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