GCAC Newsletter

A bi-monthly update and resource center for advisers

Advisor of the Month

Chelsea Smith

DM Therrell High School

Meet Chelsea. She is energetic, focused and determined to make a difference for her students. Her commitment to education has brought her back to GCAC for her second year as an adviser, and earlier this month she was awarded for her outstanding service to her school and students. The high school awarded Chelsea and two other faculty members for their outstanding work in the classrooms. Just this year, Chelsea has helped over 50 junior and senior students apply for the SAT/ACT and as brought the average test score for seniors up by five percent already. Great work, Chelsea!

What's News in CAC?

Clarke Central Seniors Declare Their Futures at School's "Decision Day"

By Lee Shearer

May 2, 2015

Athens Banner-Herald

School Officials Bemoan Lack of College Tracking

By Tracy McManus

May 9, 2015

Augusta Chronicle

Tips for Success

This week's advising tips from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA):

  1. Remember to set and evaluate professional goals. "Goals become a road map for the journey to excellence"
  2. Advisors must take care of themselves. As an advisor, you have a lot of responsibility, a lot of work, and not nearly enough time. It's important to remember that you are human, that you can't do it all in one day and that you have support all around you. Take a lunch break off campus, go on a walk around the track during a planning period, plan a weekend getaway. Whatever it may be, make sure you are taking time for yourself. It's worth it.

To read more helpful advising tips from NACADA, click here

Looking Ahead for the Week

GCAC Staff comes to town!

Week of May 16-20:

Monday- DM Therrell and Maynard Jackson

Tuesday- Benjamin E. Mays and Drew Charter

Wednesday-North Atlanta, Grady and Coretta Scott King

Thursday- Salem and Rockdale

Friday- Clarke Central

Adviser Conference Call

Tuesday, May 17

10-11 a.m.

Dial in: 062-8841

Adviser Evaluations

Due Friday, May 27

Send to Tiffanie Spencer, Program Assistant

GCAC Grill Out

Friday, May 20th, 6-8pm

Herty Drive

Athens, GA


"Increasing college applications and attendance by helping first-generation, underrepresented, and low-income students enroll and graduate from postsecondary institutions that match and fit their academic profiles."

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