January 2017 Newsletter

Post date: Feb 1, 2017 10:19:30 PM

January 2017

January is National Mentoring Month!

Thank you to all of our volunteers and coordinators for all your work with your students.

As part of National Mentoring Month, take a moment to check out these Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition Strategies.

Coordinators, we would like to feature your volunteers in our ASPIRE newsletter. Please send us your volunteer stories to: contactus@aspireoregon.org.

Watch this video to learn how to complete the OSAC Scholarship Application.

Use this simple url, ASPIREOregon.Org, to access the Coordinator and Volunteer Toolkit.

ASPIRE Staff Update

Lori Ellis, former ASPIRE Administrator, has taken on an exciting new position as Career and College Readiness Specialist. She has been with the ASPIRE team since 2004. Lori will be leading C3: Career, College, Collaborative, a movement of cross collaboration between the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and other key organizations, committed to improving Oregon’s career and college going culture.

Gary Campbell is the new ASPIRE Administrator. Gary has been with ASPIRE since 2010 and has worked in the field of education for more than 15 years. He holds a master’s degree in teaching from Western Washington University and a Master of Arts in government from John Hopkins University. He is excited to take on this new leadership role and continue to support all of ASPIRE’s amazing volunteers and coordinators.

Randee Nicolay is the newest member of the ASPIRE team as an Access Specialist in southern Oregon. She was first introduced to the ASPIRE program and the field of postsecondary access in 2009 an AmeriCorps member, where she worked as an ASPIRE Coordinator and TRiO Transition Specialist.

Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA)

The ORSAA is an alternative to the FAFSA for Oregon students who are undocumented, including students who have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status. If you have questions about the ORSAA, contact (541) 687-7400 or ORSAAHelp@hecc.oregon.gov.

February 15 @ 5pm: Early Bird Scholarship Deadline

Submitted applications will receive an early review. Error-free apps will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarship awards.

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