April 26-27, 2018


Fly-In to the College of Wooster

The College of Wooster, one of the Colleges That Change Lives, hosted a group of independent educational consultants to help us learn more about this premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Our visit coincided with the campus-wide presentations of graduating seniors' Independent Study projects; we were able to sit it on several of them! We also toured campus, enjoyed entertainment by one of Wooster's a cappella groups, visited the site of the almost completed, state-of-the-art Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Science, chatted with students, staff and faculty, strolled through the charming downtown, and witnessed the collegiality and camaraderie Wooster is known for! 




April 15-17, 2018


PCACAC Annual Conference


A member of the Potomoc and Chesapeake Association of College Admission Counseling (PCACAC), Sandy attended the annual conference -- this year in Dover, Delaware. In addition to learning more about changes and updates to the admission process in 2018, and meeting college reps from area schools, Sandy walked the campus of nearby Delaware State University and visited the University of Delaware in Newark.




April 8-12, 2018


HECA's Vancouver-Seattle Tour


This tour started in Vancouver, Canada, with visits to the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Next, we visited five Pacific Northwest colleges and universities: University of Washington, Seattle University, the Evergreen State College, University of Puget Sound, and Western Washington University, all of which are in, near, or a short drive from the lovely green city of Seattle!






January 28 - Feb 1, 2018


HECA's South Carolina Palmetto Tour


Our tour began with event-filled visits to Winthrop University, Wofford College, Furman University and Clemson University, all in northwest South Carolina. Next, we had a lovely tour and lunch at the University of South Carolina, located in South Carolina's capital city of Columbia. Lastly, we landed in the historic port city of Charleston, where we toured The Citadel and the College of Charleston; and had time to wander through the downtown shops and waterfront park!



November 17, 2017


SJC College Counseling founder, Sandy Clingman, received the prestigious Katz Award at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Conference in Washington, DC this week. Sandy was one of 36 members recognized for volunteer work with underserved students as part of The Possibility Project.


The Katz Award is presented in honor of Irvin W. Katz, an IECA founder; and treasured mentor and educator to many. His life of service and commitment to young people is remembered through these annual awards, established by his family in 2006 to recognize extraordinary community service contributions by IECA consultants.
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