Media Advisory
November 14, 2014

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Media Advisory - Inaugural Year for New Hampshire’s College Application Week Kick-off at Concord High School on November 17

Editors, News Directors: You are invited to attend and cover the kick-off of the American Council on Education's College Application Campaign, a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

This event marks the first time that New Hampshire has participated in this national effort.

The primary purpose of this effort is to help high school seniors navigate the complex college admissions process and ensure they apply to at least one postsecondary institution. The College Application Campaign occurs during the school day, with a focus on students who might not otherwise apply to college. The application campaigns are run independently in each state, with various public and private entities organizing the effort. New Hampshire’s event is coordination by the Center for College Planning at NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) in partnership with NH colleges and universities, NH school counselors, NH Department of Education, and NH College & University Council.

What:

  • Governor and dignitaries to broadcast remarks from Concord High School TV studio to 1,600 CHS students
  • Immediately following, admission representatives from area colleges and the NHHEAF Center for College Planning will provide on-on-one support to low-income, first generation high school seniors as they apply for college admission.

When: Monday, November 17, from 9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Where: Concord High School (CHS) TV Studio (Members of the media can meet in the CHS main lobby to be escorted to the TV Studio by student volunteers)

Who:

  • Honorable Governor Maggie Hassan
  • New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner, Virginia Barry
  • Concord HS Principal, Gene Connolly
  • College Application Week Coordinator, Tori Berube of NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation