Congratulations, Seniors! Sharing the Class of 2016’s After AC Plans

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by klapa

With the end of the school year upon us, it is time to wish our seniors well as they prepare to take what they learned at AC out into the world!

Thirty-six members of Allendale Columbia’s Class of 2016 will attend 24 different colleges, universities and trade schools in 12 different states and two countries, and one member of the senior class will pursue a Gap Year. Click here to see their plans and click here here to see the full list of their college acceptances.

The Class of 2016 was awarded $4,426,248 in four-year academic and talent scholarships. Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2016 and wishing them well in their future endeavors!

Posted in: Alumni News, College Advising News, Highlights, Twelfth Grade, Upper School

Recent Grads Return to AC, Participate in College Life Program

Posted on January 14th, 2015 by egillette

Twenty three alumni, hailing from graduating classes 2011-2014, returned to campus on January 8th to share their knowledge and expertise gained in college with Upper School students. This College Life Program invites recent graduates for lunch and mingling, followed by a formal panel, which provides students with a platform to ask questions. Moderated by AC’s College Advisor, Kristin Merriman, the event allows students to hear alumni talk from experience, and can ease fears as well as boost confidence, as Upper School students begin the college process or may be finalizing their plans following graduation from AC. It’s become a tradition that many Upper School students look forward to.

Panelists College Life

Alumni provide advice to Upper School students

Visiting alumni represented nineteen different colleges, and several also shared their gap year and transfer experiences. Advice ranged from “how to live with a roommate” to “what’s it really like learning in the college classroom?” Alumni were eager to respond, even sharing “what they wish they knew” in hopes of aiding students just entering college. Alumni participants even went home with a special gift from Laura Reynolds-Gorsuch, Food Service Manager, who prepared AC favorite blonde brownies for all of the alums.

Student enjoy the College Life Panel in the CPC

Upper School students listen intently to alumni panelists.


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Posted in: Alumni News, College Advising News, Eleventh Grade, Highlights, Ninth Grade, Tenth Grade, Twelfth Grade