JKCF Grantee Named a 2014 Chronicle of Higher Education Influencer
Dr. Nicole Hurd, founder and CEO of College Advising Corps (CAC), was recently featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s 2014 Influence List. The Chronicle labeled Dr. Hurd a “messenger,” honoring her and the CAC’s work in expanding college access for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. You can read the full list of influencers here.
Thanks in part to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s latest half-million dollar grant, the program will continue to provide high quality near peer advising, but will now also enable students to expand the range of schools they consider and provide critical, direct information in the college admissions and financial aid processes. In its first year, the program will aim to identify and serve a nationwide cohort of 8,000-10,000 high-achieving, low-income students.
We are pleased to see that Dr. Hurd is receiving much-deserved recognition for her work and are proud to partner with the College Advising Corps in its successful college access efforts.