Current Trends/Future Issues Committee

Mission Statement

The Committee on Current Trends and Future Issues (CTFI) annually reviews trends in counseling, college admission and enrollment management.  The Committee makes recommendations for programs and services that educate and inform members and other college admission counselors about professional issues and trends.

Chair: Fatmata Koroma, Georgetown Day School (DC)

Vice Chair:  Jonathan Gowin, Carnegie Mellon University (Regional)

Committee Members: 

  • Jennifer Auchmoody, Glenelg Country School (MD)
  • Laura Baxter, Key School (MD)
  • Ashley Browning, Hollins University (VA)
  • Corianne Deatly, Colgate University (Mid-Atlantic Rep)
  • Missy Evans-Moreland, Moreland and Associates Educational Consulting, LLC (MD)
  • Jose Garcia, University Richmond (VA)
  • Jonathan Gowin, Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Rachel Loving, Maggie Walker Governor's School (VA)
  • Jessica Monterastelli, Friends School of Baltimore (MD)
  • Sally O'Rourke, Fresnel College Navigation,  LLC (MD)
  • Julia Ross, Professional Tutoring, LLC (VA)
  • William Stratton, 
  • Ann Marie Strauss, The Bryn Mawr School (MD)
  • Victoria Turner Turco, Turner Educational Advising, LLC (MD)
  • Doug Umberger, Loyola University New Orleans (LA)

Resources and Readings

Our committee will periodically post links to articles and resources related to college admission and/or guidance.  Even if we don’t all agree with these articles, we hope they will be thought-provoking and spark a discussion among our members.  Have an article you’d like to add?  Email a link to [email protected] or [email protected]

College Application Process

2018-2019 CommonApp Essay Prompts

Five Things to Know About Account Rollover

Current and Future of Testing

University of Delaware to make SAT optional 

What your child needs to know before taking the SAT and ACT

2018 ACT/SAT Concordance Tables

College Costs

3 Charts That Show Just How Dire The Student Debt Crisis Has Become

Bureaucratic Changes Bring Some Sanity to Financial Aid Process

FAFSA Completion by High School

Prior-Prior Year Income Data for the FAFSA

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ethical College Admissions: Of Presidents and Principals  - Written by PCACAC and NACAC Past President Jim Jump (December 4, 2017).

Majoring in Diversity - Hamilton College's New Mandatory Diversity Initiative

Race on Campus

Financial Aid

Think the Federal-Aid Process Is Crazy? Here’s Some ‘Bureaucratic Sanity’

In College and Beyond

6 Classes I Would Force Every College Student To Take

Career Coaching for the Playdate Generation

For What Kind of Future Work Are We Educating Our Kids

For Undergrads, Peers Play Key Role in Degree Attainment

LinkedIn's CEO Wants to Revolutionize the Global Workforce By Matching All Jobs With Skilled Workers

How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education

Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?

Mental Health

Starting the Conversation - College and Your Mental Health

Stretched to Capacity-What campus counseling centers are doing to meet rising demand

Outside Reading

Educating an Original Thinker

Eleven Signs a City Will Succeed

Why Cloudy Days Help Us Think More Clearly


Undocumented Students’ Fears Escalate After a DACA Recipient’s Arrest

Trump's Education Plan: School Choice for 'Every Single Inner City Child in America'

President-Elect Trump's Education Vision

The Bathroom Bill-North Carolina's House Bill 2 requires schools and public businesses to have single sex bathrooms based on biological sex only.

Archive of Previous CTFI Articles

NACAC Current Trends and Future Issues Committee

For more information on what the national committee is doing, click HERE.

We Want to Hear from You!

Have an issue?  Seeing a trend?  Let us know!  Email Ann Marie Strauss.

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