Happy New Year to the entire DEC Network community. We extend our best wishes to all for a healthy and productive 2012. Our office is busy with the flow of clients as well as plans for staff additions, community events and social media updates.

The DEC Network team continues to offer current and new clients highly professional services based on our mission: a positive, organized, team approach with an emphasis on communication. We are unwavering in our focus on the right fit for boarding schools, colleges, graduate school, internships, Gap year programs and the list goes on and on. And, our advisement always takes into account the long term, so clients can think beyond just getting into a program but staying in and successfully launching themselves toward the next opportunity.

To support our exciting growth, we are pleased to announce the addition of Taylor Van Antwerp, a candidate for her M.S in Ed. from the University of Kansas and former teacher in the Simsbury public school system to our group of educational consultants. Taylor, currently also working on her College Counseling certificate from UCLA, will assist the office in all aspects of the college planning process. John Gray remains our lead consultant for independent and boarding school planning.

We have updated our numerous workshops on such topics as college visits, interviews, essays, and summer enrichment to reflect the education and career environment. We also will be announcing a fresh schedule of free community programs in such areas of financial planning and summer enrichment. Our new calendar will be up and running shortly.

Finally, with the awareness of the power and importance of social media within our profession, in addition to our blog posts, we are active participants on Twitter and Facebook. Follow us on Twitter or Like Us on Facebook to stay abreast of important education and career topics. If you’re not receiving the DEC Network monthly newsletter, sign up by going to www.dec-network.com.

Again, we extend our warmest wishes for a successful year. Stay in touch as we want to hear from you. Let us know your impressions of our services, programs and more.

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