Gilbert Berrones has been selected by the College Advisory Corps (CAC) for the GRACE national Advisory Group! He was selected out of a pool of advisers from 31 participating universities in 15 states. This advisory group consists of CAC National Staff, Program Staff, and Advisers. Program Staff and Advisers who were all selected based on their region and school size to ensure that the group is reflective of all CAC programs and schools. This group will help advise the CAC on its proprietary database which tracks every interaction that advisers have with seniors and their parents and/or guardians. GRACE is an acronym for Getting Results And Creating Equity. The GRACE Advisory Group will focus on several specific areas:
- Improving the look and feel of GRACE
- Overall website User Interface and User Experience (UI and UX)
- Updating GRACE tables and pages
- Removing unnecessary/unused pages
- GRACE report pulls
- Examining the possibility of custom GRACE reporting
- Examining reporting needs that are not possible with current reports
- Improving data entry processes
- Moving Financial Aid to the Bulkinator (a CAC bulk system of reporting data)
Gilbert currently serves as a second year Advise TX college adviser at La Joya High School in La Joya, Texas.
About Advise TX: Housed within the Longhorn Center for School Partnerships, the UT Austin chapter of the Advise TX College Advising Corps is part of the national College Advising Corps, an ever growing consortium of 31 partner institutions around the country that have committed to recruit and train talented, enthusiastic recent college graduates to serve as college advisers within designated high schools in 15 states.
Through this nationwide consortium of colleges and universities, the program aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education. By placing recent graduates of partner institutions as college advisers in underserved high schools and community colleges, the programs work in communities across the country to provide the advising and encouragement that students need to navigate college admissions.
Advisers work full-time to help students plan their college searches, complete admissions and financial aid applications and enroll at schools that will serve them well.
The University of Texas at Austin Chapter manages 19 college advisers who serve in selected high schools within 10 school districts in Central Texas, Houston, Dallas, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley. These advisers serve in their high schools for a maximum of two years.
For more information, contact Cheryl Sawyer, Advise TX program director at 512-468-0661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.