Lifting Up "Invisible" Communities Through Higher Education

Sept. 15-Oct. 15 is recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month. MCAN invited Anita I. Martinez, executive director of the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative, to reflect on her college experience and how it ties into her current work.

FAFSA Season Is Open – Here’s What You Need To Know

With October comes all the exciting autumnal things — trees changing colors, Halloween, and of course, the opening of FAFSA season.

Reflections From Three 2020-22 School Counselor Fellows

We asked three fellows from our 2020-22 cohort of School Counselor Fellows to reflect on their experiences.

Sacrifice and Success

Felipe Lopez Sustaita, associate dean of the Center for Student Support at Lansing Community College, reflects on his college-going journey.

A Small College Was the Perfect Fit for Me

Sept. 19-25, 2022, is Independent Colleges and Universities Week in Michigan. We asked Kylar Gibbs, an AdviseMI college adviser serving at Advanced Technology Academy, to reflect on her experiences at Baker College.

Start Off the School Year Right with a Plan for Postsecondary Preparation

There are just 10 months to prepare seniors for graduation and what comes after it, and NCAN is here to help everyone involved in college and career readiness to prepare for potential hurdles.

Key Questions to Ask Before the School Year Starts

August is a time for rest and relaxation, but also readiness. In that spirit, here are four questions that district and school leaders and staff, school counselors, and anyone else in students’ orbit should ponder and prepare for.

Lessons Learned Through Resilience

Kyle Kelly, a College Completion Corps coach serving at Bay College, offered to share how his experience navigating the college experience as a disabled person is helping him assist others.

Supporting Students with Accommodations in Postsecondary Education

In recognition of the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), MCAN hosted a panel discussion on supporting students with accommodations in postsecondary education.

Using Fit and Match to Increase Students’ Success

One of the most important things schools, community-based programs, and everyone involved in advising a student can do is to make sure they wind up at the right postsecondary institution for them in the first place.