Oregon State University president, Ed Ray, is a supporter of College Application Week, as evidenced in his guest column last week inThe Oregonian.
President Ray shared that while we might think he's biased toward higher education because of his job, he's got personal reasons for believing in the value of college. He closed with a gentle reminder:
We're keeping an eye out for all the news media about Oregon College Application Week. If you see something we miss, be sure to send it our way!
Joining the movement in Oregon recognizing November as College Application Month, Hermiston School District, along with the city of Hermiston, proclaimed the first week in November to be College Application Week.
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Contact: Adrienne Enriquez, College Application Week State Coordinator, 503-725-2914, email@example.com
Nationwide Initiative Helps Students Apply to College
College Application Week events to be held November 3-14 at 85+ sites in Oregon
The start of the school year means it's time to begin planning College Application Week events. For Oregon CAW "headquarters," it means supporting your efforts. One of the ways we do that is by sponsoring an inspirational social media campaign each year.
This year, the theme is #whyichose. As in, "why did you choose to continue your education beyond high school" or "why did you choose the college you attended?" or "why might a student choose a particular college?"
Oregon College Application Week was the lead story on KVAL's evening news on Friday, January 31, 2014. We're proud of Oregon's students and are thrilled to see their accomplishments being lauded.
The results are in! Oregon’s College Application Week broke previous records of high school students applying to college, with more than 1,250 students participating in the recent statewide event. With the number of sites increasing four-fold and an over 200% increase in seniors participating, students applied to different types of postsecondary educational options, including certificate programs, two-year degree programs, and four-year degree programs over the two week event in late 2013.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit with John Erickson in the recording booth at K103's studios in Portland. He asked about College Application Week, the Governor's proclamation, and a few other topics related to college admissions and the application season. You can listen to the video on YouTube by clicking here.
La Pine High School will be participating in College Application Week, and their local radio station called CAW staff to learn more:
Over the next two weeks, the state will work with students and parents across Oregon to help young people apply for college. Adrienne Enriquez, Oregon College Application Week coordinator, told KBNW News this is an ideal time to plan for college, plan for saving and to apply.
As you know, Oregon College Application Week is part of a national initiative sponsored by the American Council on Education. Started in just one North Carolina high school in 2005, the American College Application Campaign now has a presence in almost every state in the nation. The Pew Charitable Trusts recently wrote about the importance of this national project on their website. And we are honored that Oregon was one of the states selected to be highlighted in the article. Here's just a bit from the opening paragraphs: