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Arizona Colleges are HOT!
July 25, 2016 Colleges in Arizona are HOT! During my visit this summer, it was 113 degrees on campus tours of Arizona State University in Tempe and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. The good news is that temperatures are much more moderate during the school year. When school starts in September, campus temperatures hover around 86°. In the late fall and winter, temperatures are in the 60's.
The tours included the amazing athletic facilities at ASU and a pool in or adjacent to every dorm at GCU. If you want to check out the area, Grand Canyon University has a program during select times of the year when you can fly into Phoenix/Tempe (at their expense) on a friday. They arrange lodging, a campus tour and events and cover your return home the next day.
Pennsylvania Colleges Rock!
June 21, 2016 The Higher Education Consultants Association met in Philadelphia June 20-24. College consultants had the chance to pick the brains of admission officers, education thought leaders and each other. Highlights of the conference are what admission directors look for in student admission application essays, new technology and finding colleges that are the best fit for students. Among the possible best-fit colleges featured was an amazing array of higher education opportunities for students in the Philadelphia area. The City of Brotherly Love welcomed education consultants with a program at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University.
Pam Rambo attended representing Rambo Research and Consulting LLC. Consultants were able to attend preconference and post-conference events choosing among tours of the following colleges in the Philadelphia area: Temple, University of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Bryn Mawr, Lafayette College, Haverford College, Muhlenberg College, Swarthmore College, University of the Arts Franklin and Marshall College, St. Joseph's University and Villanova University.
Pam Rambo at The Academy of
Natural Sciences at Drexel University
Ask the Expert at WMBG airs June 11, with guest Carol Kassel!
June 10, Parent Carol Kassel joins Pam Rambo on WMBG 740AM June 11 at 9am to talk about her experience with the college process as the mother of twins.
Training for Volunteers
February 13, Pam Rambo joined Stephen Ministry leader Bob Hipple to train thirteen prospective Stephen Ministers in assertiveness. Pam will return as a trainer with Sheryl Buckner on February 16 and 23 to teach boundaries and crisis counseling.
Helping Families Understand the FAFSA
January 21, Woodside High School invited Pam Rambo to help families and students understand and navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA.
Helping Elementary Students Get a Head Start in Math
January 19, Pam Rambo joined fellow Kiwanians in a special project at J. Blayne Blayton Elementary School in James City County this semester to help elementary students learn math concepts.
Ask the Expert: Pam Rambo
on WMBG September 19th
September 9, Pam Rambo was the featured guest expert on WMBG's September 19, 2015. The topic is saving money on college costs. WMBG, 740AM, has been Williamsburg's radio station since 1958.
Transformation Talk Radio Hosts Pam Rambo on the Chuck Gallagher Show
May 18, Chuck Gallagher interviewed Pam Rambo on his radio show about her forthcoming book, The Used Car Salesman's Guide to Buying a College.
Helping Preschool Moms Prepare for the Next Chapter of Their Professional Careers
May 4, The Mothers of Preschoolers meets Tuesdays at Williamsburg Community Chapel for mentoring, programs and fellowship. Pam Rambo presented programs for MOPS meetings April 28 and May 5 about the best ways to pre-plan a return to professional activity after taking time off.
Visiting National Speakers Association Chapters
April 11, The NSA Carolinas Chapter met April 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chad Hymas spoke to NSA Carolinas members about his experiences and best practices as a speaker. Pam Rambo attended the meeting as Chapter Liaison from the National Speakers Association.
Preparing Future Health Professionals to Make Professional Presentations
March 14, HOSA-Health Professionals of the Future state conference for Virginia is being held March 11-14, 2015 in , Va. at the Doubletree Hotel. Pam Rambo will evaluate researched and extemporaneous presentations by high school and college students.
Helping People Cope
January 6, Pam Rambo has served as a Stephen Leader and part of the Williamsburg Area Stephen Ministry Curriculum Committee training the 2015 class of new Stephen Ministry Trainees from ten churches in Williamsburg and James City County. This year's training program was held at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg. The Stephen Ministry is a worldwide outreach organization, founded by Dr. Ken Houck and based in St. Louis, Missouri, with over 600,000 trained Stephen Ministers. The Williamsburg Leader of Stephen Ministries is Jon Falck at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Va. The instructional staff includes more than a dozen local experts in Stephen Ministry, all of whom are nationally trained and certified Stephen Leaders.
Training School Counselors
December 9, Pam Rambo was a member of the training faculty of the School Counselor FAFSA Workshop sponsored by the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators at the College of William and Mary.
Helping Families Celebrate the Holidays
November 22, The Kiwanis Club of the Colonial Capital sponsored a premier showing of The Hunger Games Trilogy, Mockingjay, Part 1 on November 22,
Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow
November 20, Pam Rambo will at the 2014 National Speakers Association Chapter Leadership Institute in Tempe, Arizona. The institute is held annually by NSA to train incoming of state chapters. Pam is the liaison to chapters in Central Florida and the Carolinas.
Paying for College
November 17, Pam Rambo serves on the fund-raising, school and event planning committees of the Williamsburg Community Foundation Scholarship Committee in 2014-2015. The Scholarship Committee raises money for scholarships for today's high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2015.
Empowerment and Women Leaders
November 15, Pam Rambo was a women's empowerment panelist at Senator Mark Warner's 5th annual Virginia Women's Conference at Old Dominion University. Over 850 area women participated in the
3 Months to Graduation
March 13, WHRV Public Radio's HearSay with Cathy Lewis today to help students and parents understand what to do in the final 3 months of college to be job ready.
Rambo Speaks at LeadHerShip Conference in Maryland
March 8, Pam Rambo gave the closing keynote at the third annual LeadHerShip conference on the eastern shore of Maryland on March 7, 2014. The title of Pam's humorous speech was "Letting your inner humorist out".