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COCM Cares!

COCM celebrates a “Capstone Cares” week each year, where we unite as a company to give back to our local community. This year, employees from COCM’s home office and their family members, spent a day at Oliver Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama helping with a variety of projects. Traffic flow “Lion Paws” were painted on…

Winners of the Move-In Photo Contest!

We wanted to announce the winners of the 2016 move-in photo contest!  This was a seriously tough task with all of the submissions we had.  So we went with four that really displayed the spirit of great housing staffs during this crazy time.  They were all photos anyone reading this blog can relate to, laugh…

Helping A Friend Affected By The Louisiana Floods

Provident Resources Group is a Baton Rouge, LA, based nonprofit foundation that partners with universities to deliver on-campus student housing communities.  COCM has the privilege of managing Provident communities at Montclair State University, Towson University, the University of Florida, Western University of Health Sciences, and Marshall University.  The recent Baton Rouge floods took virtually everything…

City College of New York Ranks Among Top 1.2% Schools Globally

COCM is always proud to highlight the successes of our partner institutions. This week, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked The City College of New York in the top 1.2% of more than 25,000 institutions around the world. “The City College of New York, whose student population hails from more than 150 nations, ranks…

ACE Names Fellows Class of 2016-17

ACE, the American Council on Education, named 33 leaders in higher education who will participate in the 2016-17 ACE Fellows Program.  Created in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is the preeminent leadership development program in higher education. Per ACE, the Program “combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, visits to campuses and other higher education-related organizations, and…

Small Changes…Big Payoffs

  Great article this week in the Washington Post.  The act of addressing the issues faced by these students and thousands of others like them across the country, could mean untold dividends for those seeking a college degree and beyond.      

Authentic

Webster defines authentic as “real; or genuine.”  Brigid Lawler, Dean of Admissions at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT, recently contributed an article to College Planning and Management entitled “What do Colleges Need? Authenticity.”  Please take a few moments to read. It exemplified the care felt and shown to a prospective student, that we all hope those…

How Do You Serve?

When you think of how you serve students on campus, are you being intentional?  Are you trying to find ways to not only serve campus but the local community? Capstone On Campus Management had the privilege to partner with Holy Family Cristo Rey High School from 2013-2015.  Part of the Holy Family mission is to…

American Council on Education Fellows Closing Retreat

Capstone On-Campus was pleased to once again be a sponsor of and participate in the Closing Retreat for the American Council on Education (“ACE”) Fellows program, which took place earlier this week in Atlanta.  Doug Brown, Monique Newman, and I had a great time interacting with the Fellows on a housing planning exercise, as well as…

What To Say?!

What to Say? Happy Holiday! Merry Christmas? Happy Hanukkah? Merry Kwanza? Happy Festivus? It has been an interesting topic of discussion at every institution or company of which I have been employed. To “Merry Christmas” or not to “Merry Christmas,” that is the question. A majority of people I have encountered at my various institutions…