2018-19 Adviser Forum East has ended
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times.**

Dear CAC family,

Welcome to our Adviser Forum East in New York City! We are thrilled to have you here in the Big Apple and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome NYU Corps!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Yarbrah Peeples

College Advising Corps
Regional Director, Georgia & South Carolina
As Regional Director, Georgia and South Carolina, Yarbrah develops the playbook for new university partner development and oversees programs in Georgia and South Carolina. She brings to College Advising Corps 13 years of experience steering students along the path from college to career. Her extensive knowledge and experience in higher education access and success coupled with her passion for supporting and engaging underserved students and communities drives her work for College Advising Corps’ programs and partners.

Prior to joining College Advising Corps’ Program Team, Yarbrah led the University of Georgia’s College Advising Corps chapter for nine years as the director and graduate assistant. Previously, Yarbrah served as a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and Alumni Relations for the University of Georgia and Assistant Director for the TRIO Student Support Services Program in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement at Florida State University. Yarbrah’s expertise ranges from program development and management, strategic planning, and professional development, training, and coaching.

Yarbrah earned her bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA from Florida A&M University. She also received a master’s degree in higher education from Florida State University and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education where she was named the Zell and Shirley Miller Graduate Fellow. In her free time, Yarbrah loves to read, brunch with friends, and cheer on her favorite Atlanta sports teams.