Kids in College Support - KICS
Parents of kids starting college, new empty nesters, starting a new phase of our lives! We gave in person & virtually for celebration, support, and fellowship in our new roles.
Calendar of Events:
KICS Calendar for Academic Year 2008-2009:
New KICS Resource for Parents of Graduating College Seniors:
Degreeconomics: Valued-Added Senior Year Experience
Strategies for Graduating in Challenging Economic Times
Copyright of "Degreecominics" by Joan E. Leichter Dominick 2009 &
Conceptualized by Jim Pennington 2009
KICS Members continue Wellness Support: We are walking and doing water aerobics for fun, fitness, and fellowship. Let us know if you want to join us!
KICS Members "Run the Reagan" Fundraiser for local charities -
Congrats Tricia Spooner, Katie Spooner, and Joanie Leichter Dominick - Our Photo Finish Made the Gwinnett Daily News
Fall 2008: New Web 2.0 Community Created: KICS: Kids in College Support by Dr. Joanie Leichter Dominick (by invitation - send me your email if you want to be part of the community)
We plan on meeting once a month! Invite new parents of Kid In College! Although all colleges and universities are represented in KICS, many of us are UGA Parents.
Kennesaw State University KICS Chapter Started Fall 2008: New Chapter Started in the Department of Unversity Studies-Network of Faculty and Staff who are parents of college students
Thanks to Steve Wortman, Kennesaw State University Senior, who found this website link for UGA VI:
In tribute to the loss of UGA VI - enjoy the video of the Damn Good Dog ( I am also a UGA Alumni - Dr. Joanie E. Leichter Dominick)
Second Year of KICS 2007-2008: Welcome Parents of College Students!
September 12th @ 7pm - Our Kick-Off Meeting
October 17th @ 7pm - Halloween Decorating Party for Our College Kids
Celebrate Completing our First KICS College Year:
April 26th 2007@ Red Robin Restaurant - Invite Parents to College Students & Parents of High School Students to our meetings
Celebrate Completing our First KICS College Semester:
December 4th 2006 @ Dominick's Restaurant in Downtown Lawrenceville - 6:30pm
October - Mid Term Goodie Boxes
August 17th--Dinner at Eagle's Landing. Our College Students move to Campus
July 27th-- Get together to plan for the send off for college.
Sophomore Advice for First Year Students & Family
by Ms. Stephanie Espinosa, Auburn University (with permission to publish, Fall 2006)
UGA Parents & Families Assocation: Support & Information for parents & families of college students
National Resource Center for the College Experience, University of South Carolina Columbia: Information on the First Year, Sophmore Year, Students in Transition, and the Senior Year Experience
Dr. Joanie E. Leichter Dominick's Academic Resources for First-Year and Senior-Year Experience: Creating the College ePortfolio
Disorientation: Parents' First Few Weeks at Home
Disorientation: The First Few Days on Campus
Making Career Choices: Advice for Parents of College Students - How to assist your young adult child with decisions on academic majors and careers (from JobWeb)
Stay in touch with FACEBOOK: Parents can now stay in touch with their college student adult children by opening an account of Facebook - the social networking website for college students and their friends and family
Open an account by going to Facebook:
Joan Dominick & join my group "My Kids are on Facebook with Me"
Kids In College Support Prayer Chain - KICSPC
(To join KICS Prayer Chain - write to email firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have started a nondemoninational prayer chain for all college students, families of college students, friends of college students, all stakeholders in higher education - faculty, staff, adminstrators, politicians, who have a role in the helping all college students honor, understand, and connect their learning from self to global society for a just, equitable, and sustainable world.
Pray Chain Intentions:
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For all college students
For all parents & families of college students
For all friends of college students
For all employers of college students
For all who care for college students & families
For all stakeholders of higher education
For world peace
Contact us with questions, comments & personal experiences: