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Elon Academy assistant director presents at the Southern Association of College Admission Counseling Conference

Elon Academy Assistant Director Jenni Johnson participated on a panel discussing how to support undocumented students in higher education.  

Jenni Johnson, Elon Academy's assistant director of student life and senior scholar support, participated on a panel titled “Supporting Undocumented Students” at the Southern Association of College Admission Counseling (SACAC) annual conference. 

Jenni Johnson (4th from left) with other SACAC panelists talking about supporting undocumented students

The southern association partnered with its Texas and Rocky Mountain affiliates to offer a super conference featuring more than 1,500 college admission counselors, high school counselors and college access advisers from community based organizations. 

In the session, Johnson and panelists presented an overview of immigration and education laws, national college admission regulations, and best practices for supporting students who are undocumented. Johnson’s participation was borne out of her contribution to SACAC’s 2016 publication titled “An Educator's Guide to Post-secondary Policy for Undocumented Students.”

The Elon Academy is a nonprofit college access and success program for academically-promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or no family history of college. The mission of the Elon Academy is to inspire underrepresented, yet academically promising, students to pursue higher education, build leadership skills, and develop an active sense of social responsibility. 

Terry Tomasek,
5/8/2017 5:30 PM