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Meet Tammy Alt, Owner of Generation One College Counseling

Hello Arboro Empowered Community~

I couldn't be happier about my new connection to the creative and entrepreneurial leaders of Arboro. What an amazing addition to Greensboro!

As a first-generation college student from a small town in South Carolina, my access to information about colleges, financial aid, and scholarships was extremely limited. However, I found myself at a school that was a perfect match for me and it changed my life. I was fully engaged in my psychology major, clubs, student government, residence life, and sports (as a spectator). It also helped that I had wonderful mentors who took an interest in me and have continued to support me throughout my career.

I fell in love with the world of ‘college’ and went on to earn my Master’s degree in Education, specifically in a program known as Student Personnel Services. I learned about the history of how higher education has evolved in the United States, which trends impact our colleges and universities, and how to best support college-aged students. I devoured my academic work in higher education and even participated in a 3-month internship at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. I am still quite a nerd about all trends, research, and daily developments in the college world.

My educational journey opened many doors for me and my goal is to be a part of opening doors for others by providing warm, personal support and comprehensive information.

I’ve lived in Greensboro for 24 years and have raised two daughters here along with my husband, Brady. One of our daughters is studying veterinary technology at Appalachian State University and our other daughter is studying wildlife biology and conservation at the University of Vermont. Not only have I worked with hundreds of students and families in achieving their personal goals, I have experienced the college search first-hand as a parent.

We are an adventure-loving family! When the weather warms up, I call it ‘adventure season’. We enjoy hiking, padding our kayaks all over NC, camping, waterfall exploring, and any other outdoor activities our schedules will allow. This summer, we drove to Michigan to be volunteer lighthouse keepers for a week! Check out the beautiful Pointe Aux Barques lighthouse. I am also an avid reader of all genres and am a champion napper when time allows.

I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your children and hearing what your interests are!

Join me on either December 12th or 13th for a workshop entitled The Six Elements of a Strong College Application. The workshop will run from 6 pm until 7:30 pm each night and will include refreshments and a tour of the beautiful Arboro Empowered space. I will also preview the two winter camps that will be offered during the week of December 18th. One camp will be designed for 9th-11th grades and the other camp will be designed for 12th graders.

I would love to see you there!

Warmly -



What questions do you have about the college application process? Comment below!

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