Nicole Farmer Hurd '88 Recognized by White House

Founder and CEO of College Advising Corps, Nicole recieved a $10 million investment to continue bringing peer college advisors to low-income students.

On September 30, 2016, Marlborough alumna Nicole Farmer Hurd '88 was recognized by the White House at the "Champions of Change for College Opportunity" event for her work to strengthen access to high-quality college education in her community.

Nicole Hurd, PhD is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the College Advising Corps (CAC), headquartered in Chapel Hill. Nicole has led CAC from a pilot project in Virginia to the largest college access program in the country, placing hundreds of near peer advisers in high schools from coast-to-coast. In the 2016-2017 school year, CAC's 600 advisers will assist over 180,000 low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students in navigating the path to college. Under her leadership, CAC has launched innovative virtual advising work and has received numerous accolades, including a $10 million investment which was announced at the White House College Opportunity Summit and the 2012 National Service Impact Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

For more information about the event, please visit the White House blog.


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