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The TCU College Advising Corps is your chance to make an immediate impact on a high school student’s life. This program helps low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students find their way to colleges that will serve them well. 

By providing well-trained, enthusiastic advisers to underserved Tarrant County high schools, the TCU College Advising Corps aims to increase college-going rates at partner high schools within the Greater Fort Worth community.

Advisers are placed as full-time college advisers in local underserved high schools and become part of that school’s community. They collaborate with teachers and administrators to tie college-going into the life of a school, devise creative approaches to reach and connect with students and – most importantly – open the eyes of students and their families to the possibility of college.  

Each advisor works to foster a college-going culture within the schools they serve, which is one of the best predictors of whether students will pursue higher education. Advisers supplement, not replace, existing high school counseling staff so more students can be reached. 

The TCU College Advising Corps serves more than 40,000 high school students in 24 schools in the following districts: Arlington ISD, Birdville ISD, Crowley ISD, Everman ISD Fort Worth ISD, Lake Worth ISD and White Settlement ISD.

TCU College Advising Corps Website

TCU College Advising Corps Team

Matt Burckhalter
Director, College Advising Corps 817-257-4746
Melondy Doddy
Assistant Director, College Advising Corps 817-257-6774


School District Assigned High School Full Name TCU Email Address
Arlington James Bowie Niko Small
Arlington Juan Seguin Sammy Ramirez
Arlington Lamar Victoria Post
Arlington Sam Houston Saraisabel Perez
Birdville Haltom Ashlyn Walker
Crowley Crowley Sierra Rodriguez
Crowley North Crowley Cole Polley
Everman Everman Bailey Cockerham
Fort Worth Arlington Heights Candace Soto
Fort Worth Arlington Heights George Nuñez
Fort Worth Arlington Heights Mattie Davis
Fort Worth Benbrook Hailey Hesseltine
Fort Worth Benbrook Triniti Jessie
Fort Worth Benbrook Fred Trevino
Fort Worth Carter-Riverside Bryar Ferguson
Fort Worth Carter-Riverside Micah Ramos
Fort Worth Carter-Riverside Guadalupe Sanchez
Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis Emily Lopez
Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis Mark Valenzuela
Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis Ashlyn Holliday
Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis Tony Alba
Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis Tyler Grijalva
Fort Worth Dunbar, P.L. Caitlin Reed
Fort Worth Dunbar, P.L. Queen Royal
Fort Worth Dunbar, P.L. Makayla Dennis
Fort Worth Dunbar, P.L. My Le
Fort Worth Dunbar, P.L. Rachel Sneed
Fort Worth Eastern Hills Tony James
Fort Worth Eastern Hills Deanna Harper
Fort Worth Eastern Hills Jacob Trevino
Fort Worth Eastern Hills Riyah Whitley
Fort Worth Eastern Hills Sonia Graciano
Fort Worth North Side Isaac Espinal
Fort Worth North Side Cydni "Queen" Spurlock
Fort Worth North Side Kara Stribling
Fort Worth OD Wyatt Hailey Smith
Fort Worth OD Wyatt Jewell Cooksey
Fort Worth OD Wyatt Hussein Omar
Fort Worth OD Wyatt Maddie Zimmermann
Fort Worth OD Wyatt Terrance Jones, Jr.
Fort Worth Paschal Salma Juarez
Fort Worth Paschal Jordan Hermes
Fort Worth Paschal Hannah Cannon
Fort Worth Polytechnic Monica Johnson
Fort Worth Polytechnic Emi Gomez
Fort Worth Polytechnic Jessica Garcia
Fort Worth Polytechnic Olivia Cartwright
Fort Worth Polytechnic Tarynne Smith
Fort Worth South Hills Teresa Alvarado
Fort Worth South Hills Macie Hofilena
Fort Worth South Hills Kate Hudack
Fort Worth Southwest Fabby Campos
Fort Worth Southwest Carlo Guerrero
Fort Worth Southwest Jack Moraglia
Fort Worth Trimble Tech Daniel Cruz
Fort Worth Trimble Tech Mang Kim
Fort Worth Trimble Tech Rachel Long
Fort Worth Western Hills Valerie Gonzalez
Fort Worth Western Hills Antonia (Anto) Carafi
Fort Worth Western Hills Becca Curran
Fort Worth Western Hills Michelle Hooten
Fort Worth Western Hills Canali Miller
Fort Worth Western Hills Sean Perez
Lake Worth Lake Worth Alex Resendiz
White Settlement Brewer Cassandra Kneblik