Resources on Race in America

I am determined for our school and our campus community to continue to embrace our belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich and strengthen lives and our community and to ensure that we are a place that is safe and secure for all, where we value one another as human beings and can together do the hard, painful, intentional work of living into a more just reality — and help inspire generational leaders who can help our country do the same. -Chancellor Roberts

Counseling Services, in conjunction with the Campus Climate, Culture, and Diversity Committee (3CDC), has compiled a list of resources, including links to reading and viewing material, below to help educate and support the well-being of our entire campus community.

COVID-19 Resources

Counseling Services is happy to connect with our students and families by sharing a variety of resources, tools, and apps to support the emotional and physical wellness of our NCSSM Community. Whether you are searching for ways to stay socially connected, learn a new skill, discover recent changes to the college process, or how to support those you love, then these resources are for you! We will update regularly as we learn about more opportunities, so be sure to check back every week.

The college application process was confusing before COVID-19, and now with test dates being cancelled/extended/rescheduled, it may seem more confusing as ever. But just like before the “Stay at Home” directives, your Counselors remain available to help guide you through this ever changing landscape. Don't hesitate to reach out to your CAP Counselor with specific questions.

You’re working from home, parenting from home, teaching from home, cleaning at home, trying to comfort your children and answer their questions all the while attempting to manage your own fears and anxieties. You want to help but are unsure how. Helper, be sure to help thyself so you can help others. Check out the list of articles and resources that might help.

If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed by it all, that is a very normal response. During this time it is more important than ever that you make time for yourself. We have put together a list of fun and interesting things you can do from home.

Informed Consent Brochure 5-29-20.pdf

Informed Consent and Confidentiality

Interested in learning more about the service academies? Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Robert Gotwals (USNR-Ret.), a retired Blue and Gold Officer for the United States Naval Academy and current Science Department faculty member, held a Zoom information session for any Class of 2021 student who is interested in applying to one of the United States Military Academies (USMA, USNA, USAFA, USCGA).

Residential Profile 2019 DRAFT3.pdf

GoingMerry is a scholarship search engine that is easy to use and similar to the college common application. Students build their profile by inputing their information and are matched to scholarships based on they information they provide. Scholarships include those at the national, local, and school-specific levels. Once students are matched to scholarships, they can begin to complete additional aspects of the application. GoingMerry will provide information such as how long the application is estimated to take allowing students to better prioritize how they are spending their time while filling out applications.

During the 2017-18 school year, NCSSM Counseling Services partnered with faculty and staff to create the Resiliency Project. This initiative showcases the tremendous growth and strength that can come from moments of difficulty throughout our lives, whether academic or personal in nature.

A heartfelt thank you to Carrie Alter, Christine Belledin, Jon Bennett, Michelle Brenner, Laura Baker Campbell, Bob Gotwals, Kyle Hudson, Alina Hunt, Terry Lynch, Adam Sampieri, and Todd Roberts for sharing their stories with us. It takes strength, vulnerability and a desire to make a difference in the world to share your most challenging times with others. Also, a big thank you to Joyce Ventimiglia and Sam Borkovic who graciously spent time recording and editing the recordings to create the final product. We are deeply grateful to all of you!


Dean of Counseling, Lori Newnam, answers questions regarding Counseling Services and the college application process

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